My self-publishing advice: learn as much as you can about the industry before you get started, have some clear goals, and a plan on how to achieve them.

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The Self-Publishing Survey conducted by BookBaby focused on revealing the most successful book marketing strategies for self-published independent authors.

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When planning your book promotion and marketing, remember this equation: more book reviews equals more sales.

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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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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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If you're making a print book, you need to pick your print format to please your print-loving readers. Decisions include color scheme, cover, and trim size.

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Print on demand books for the independent author haven't just leveled the playing field, they've changed the nature of the game. It is now cost-effective to print books as needed, not relying on offset printers to churn out thousands of books to justify the fixed costs.

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