Breaking down the elements of best-selling books is akin to analyzing what makes a hit song – or a viral video. Seems obvious after the fact...

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"Less is more" is a cute phrase for minimalists, but don't limit yourself when it comes to online retail options for worldwide book sales. Successful self-published authors are tapping into larger markets, which include many other retailers beyond Amazon.

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BookBaby news alert! Our 2017 survey is asking over 1,000,000 writers to share opinions, experiences, and goals in the self-publishing environment.

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Enlisting a book discovery service promoting cheap or free eBooks to a subscriber list – or helping you to boost your own social media efforts – is one way to get readers, reviews, more social networking, and a kick-start to your book sales.

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If your book is digitally published and available for download, you're eligible to enter The Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards.

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Your eBook price will have a lot to do with its discoverability. What's the ideal price point? Does genre play a factor in pricing? Fiction vs. nonfiction? Questions about eBook price are among the most frequently asked by our authors and prospects.

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Our second excerpt from How to Become an Author: Your Complete Guide gets into some detail about self editing, literary agents, query letters, and book proposals for the author looking to land a publishing deal.

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