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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This video gives instructions on how to format your book using Microsoft Word on a Mac. Interior Templates are also available on bookbaby.com.

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In the spirit of the 12 Days of Christmas, here are a dozen tried-and-true selling ideas for the holiday season. These are 12 of the most effective plans, strategies, and tactics we've seen authors use to hit it big at the cash register.

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As an independent author, there's a long road from concept to publication. Enjoy the journey – it's a glorious trip, just take one step at a time.

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At the Independent Authors Conference, every workshop or session I went to, I learned something new. That makes for an awesome experience.

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