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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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Should You Pay Writing Contest Entry Fees?

If you are considering entering a writing contest and wondering why it is charging an entry fee, consider the operating costs of the contest provider.
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Holiday Book Sales Steps 4-6: Finding Your Readers

In our series highlighting 12 effective strategies to score holiday book sales, steps 4-6 include getting your book distributed and driving sales.
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The Independent Authors Conference: Talk About A Revolution

At the Independent Authors Conference, every workshop or session I went to, I learned something new. That makes for an awesome experience.

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