How To Self-Publish

Gain insight into the book self-publishing world. You don’t have to have a publishing deal to publish your book.

Scoundrels, scammers, and self publishing

Scoundrels and self-publishing scammersNot everybody in the publishing industry has your best interests at heart.

Last week I was in Portland, Oregon, listening in on phone calls with the BookBaby customer service team. One conversation stood out above the rest. A gentleman had phoned in with a long list of questions about self publishing, and near the end of the conversation he said: “You know, writing is the easy part. The hard part is figuring out what to do with it afterwards.” I’m sure that sums up the feelings of a lot of BookBaby authors, and I was glad that he had found our toll free number so we could answer all his self publishing questions. But it got me thinking: What if he hadn’t found BookBaby? Where would he be?
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eBook pricing strategies for authors

eBook PricingOne of the most common questions we hear at BookBaby is some variation of "how much should I charge for my eBook? $9.99? $4.99? $2.99? Less?" Like most good questions, this one doesn't have one simple answer. In fact, we usually have to ask the author a few questions ourselves in order to get some context:
  • What is your goal with this book?
  • How much do you want to make from each sale?
  • What is the size of your existing readership?
eBook pricing, just like promotion and the writing of the book itself, doesn’t work the same for everyone.
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