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Your Book Launch Timeline: Develop A Three-Phase Plan

There are a lot of variables that go into a book launch – there isn't a single template that will work for everyone – but consider approaching your book launch timeline in three phases.

10 ways to promote your self-published book [Infographic]

If you’re looking to put serious effort into a campaign to promote your self-published book, this infographic can help guide you in your quest to build your author platform. From building a website to embracing social media, from holding a contest to starting a blog, here are 10 ways you can build momentum, publicity, and attention as you launch your book.
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How to Get Holiday Book Sales: Steps 1-3

It may not feel like the holidays are just around the corner, but if you're planning to drum up holiday book sales this year, it's time to put these 12 effective plans and strategies to work.
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How Crowdfunding Helped Tell The Story Of Little Roo

When embarking on his Kickstarter campaign, author Chuck Miller spent a lot of time looking at other campaigns for ideas. He checked all the boxes, from producing videos to getting creative with donor rewards, on his way to achieving his goal.
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How to Throw a Book Launch Party That Isn’t a Waste of Time

Updated August 2017. If you're self-publishing or releasing a book through a small press, being pampered isn't usually part of the equation; you'll have to take the lead on planning your own launch party. But don't get fever chills; it's not all that different from throwing a Super Bowl party, only YOU are the main attraction and hopefully drunk men won't be screaming at you if you drop a word or don't annunciate clearly during your reading.
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Amazon Optimization: My Self-publishing Experience, Part 4

This is the fourth entry in a 10-part series in which I detail the entire experience of self publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: Amazon optimization.
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What Independent Writers Can Learn From E L James

The Fifty Shades phenomenon would not have happened were it not launched as a self-published series. There are many lessons for independent writers in E L James' success story.

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