Your author marketing plan is an overview of your goals for your book and yourself as an author, and you can start developing it before you write your first sentence.

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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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Too often, an independent author writing a memoir doesn’t deliver the sort of book readers at large can appreciate. Your task is to tell an interesting story, and you should avoid making these six mistakes.

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Publishing veteran Carl Lennertz discusses the difference between between book marketing and publicity and where self-published authors should spend their money.

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Think you're missing out on the Christmas rush? Maybe not. Self-published authors stand a better chance of sales in January and February. So get ready!

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Think of your book description as the most important sales pitch of your life. Every word must count, every idea must serve to rope readers in. Too often, indie authors fall short and lose readers to a book with better promo copy.

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Copy editing is the process of revising and correcting your written material to make it the best it can be. Before you head into the copy editing phase, here's a primer to help you understand what to expect and how to best prepare your written work for the process.

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