By sending buying links through emails, texts, tweets, Facebook posts, and posts on their blogs and websites, independent authors are making sales and earning higher royalties.

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Print On Demand offers advantages that make selling printed books a reality – and a potentially lucrative endeavor – for today's self-published author.

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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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Even though they’ve been around for almost 10 years, a lot of folks are still trying to understand the world of eBooks. Our BookBaby publishing specialists field dozens of questions about eBooks every day, and any question, no matter how basic, deserves a good answer.

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If you want to publish in time for the holidays, your plan should include room for all the production processes and your publicity push. This self publishing timeline will get you published and ready for holiday sales.

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BookBaby's BookShop helps self-published authors unlock the full profit potential of Print On Demand by keeping books stocked 24/7/365, paying authors more per sale, and paying faster than the big online retailers.

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What makes a great BookShop page?A potential reader has landed on your BookShop page by either:

* linking from a website, email newsletter, or social.

* searching for you, your book, or related subject matter online.

Now it's time to make a great first impression, and a sale!

How to optimize your BookShop page to capture the most sales

1. You need a striking book cover

It’s the first thing someone sees — because it's HUGE. And that’s good. BookShop puts the attention where it should be, on YOUR book.

Hopefully your book cover makes people want to read more about it. If so, well done. If not, you still have time to capture a visitor's imagination when you…

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