The most important part of being a writer is writing, but if you want a career as a self-published author, you need to do a whole lot more than just write: you have to learn the business and market yourself so you're on the same playing field as mainstream authors with big publishing houses behind them.

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We've created a series of videos to help our authors make the most of BookShop, our free bookselling platform available to all BookBaby authors.

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While Amazon's CreateSpace is discontinuing its author services, working directly with self-published authors is the core strength of BookBaby, leveling the playing field with services like editing, cover design, book formatting, and more.

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From Facebook algorithms to keynote speeches, this collection of news from the publishing world has something for every independent author (or author in the making).

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There are benefits to using a pen name, but I believe there are many more downsides to using a pseudonym than upsides.

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If you don’t have the time or aren’t prepared to promote your book this holiday season, don’t worry. There are plenty of great (maybe better!) opportunities for book sales throughout the year.

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