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.
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.
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.
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.
In our series highlighting 12 effective strategies to score holiday book sales, steps 4-6 include getting your book distributed and driving sales.
At the Independent Authors Conference, every workshop or session I went to, I learned something new. That makes for an awesome experience.