self-publishing mistakes

Five Self-Publishing Mistakes You Need To Avoid

The first step toward success as an independent author is educating yourself about everything involved with self-publishing. It’s what your book — this project to which you’ve invested so much emotion and time — undoubtedly deserves.
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How To Make The Most Of Your Holiday Book Sales

Ready to get your book sales cranking this holiday? Your book cover, storefront, metadata, and marketing plan should all work together to make your holidays bright.
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How To Get Cover Design And Formatting That Fits Your Story: My Self-Publishing Experience...

This is the sixth entry in a 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: cover design and interior formatting.

Book Production And The Self-Published Author [Video]

When it comes to professional book production, the interior formatting is absolutely critical. Whether the pages have two columns or one column, the type and size of font that's used, the spacing... all of that is very important.
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You Can’t Skip Hiring A Cover Designer

Readers are basing their book-purchasing decisions on a single image with a few pixels. That's one reason you need the services of a professional cover designer.
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Does It Matter How You Publish Or Who Your Competition Is?

The motivation for writing your book should be to give the world a great story and a memorable experience — no matter how you publish or who you're competing with.
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Your Book Needs Editing, Design, and Marketing (even if CreateSpace no longer offers these...

When my first self-published manuscript returned from an editor's desk carved in violent red ink, I learned one huge lesson: a book simply won’t be publishable without professional author services like editing and design.

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