Charmisse M. Owens is a first-generation college graduate who self-published "Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started College" with BookBaby.

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Writers’ conferences are valuable because they immerse you – if only for a few short days – into your art. They can make you aware of how much you don’t know, how much you need to know to publish and promote, and expose you to things you need to succeed.

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Writers, authors, newbies, and experts – BookBaby's first-ever Independent Authors Conference is coming to historic Philadelphia November 3-5 at the elegant Sonesta Hotel in downtown Rittenhouse Square.

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The graphic appeal of your book – both the book cover and the pages within – plays a big part in the perception and professionalism of your work.

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If you’re promoting your Christian fiction book, these links and pages will get you off the ground connecting with groups and forums likely to embrace your title.

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Elmore Leonard's punchy style and compelling characters has Hollywood continually coming back to his work. Some of the many adaptations of his writing are highlighted in this post.

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Excerpted from BookBaby’s latest guide, 5 Steps To Self Publishing, Part III of our series looks at the benefits of producing eBooks and printed books for your self-published title.

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