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Why You Should Put Your Books On Subscription Services

The way readers consume and discover new books is rapidly changing, which is why you should consider making your work available by putting your books on subscription services.
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How to Spot Self-Publishing Scams

Bad players in our industry prey upon unsuspecting independent authors by disguising themselves as traditional publishing houses and using deceptive marketing tactics. Here are four ways to identify self-publishing scams.
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Joanna Penn to Keynote The 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference

Joanna Penn, one of the most acclaimed experts in independent book publishing, is wrapping up the 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference this fall in Philadelphia, PA with the closing keynote address.
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Five Things You Need As You Begin A Career As A Self-Published Author

The most important part of being a writer is writing, but if you want a career as a self-published author, you need to do a whole lot more than just write: you have to learn the business and market yourself so you're on the same playing field as mainstream authors with big publishing houses behind them.
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BookShop Videos: How To Make Coupons, Banner Links, and More

We've created a series of videos to help our authors make the most of BookShop, our free bookselling platform available to all BookBaby authors.
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Your Book As A Product, And Other Takeaways From The Creative Penn/BookBaby Interview

Best-selling author and independent publishing expert Joanna Penn interviewed BookBaby President Steven Spatz to discuss the state of indie publishing, treating your book as a product, and marketing insights gleaned from our 2017 survey.
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Amazon’s CreateSpace Announces It Will Stop Offering Author Services This Year

While Amazon's CreateSpace is discontinuing its author services, working directly with self-published authors is the core strength of BookBaby, leveling the playing field with services like editing, cover design, book formatting, and more.

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