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Of Creativity And Madness

Personal suffering is sometimes cited by artists as a driving force behind their work, turning pain, anxiety, trauma, and hostility into creative expression. We profile a few notable examples in this post.
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How To Negotiate Large-quantity, Non-returnable Sales

Corporate buyers do not want to buy your books — they want to use your content to solve a business problem. With that awareness, what preparation must you consider before you can reach a deal that satisfies all parties?
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Indie Authors And The Independent Bookstore

The BookBaby Spotlight podcast recently hosted Julie Beddingfield, owner and manager of Inkwood Books. Beddingfield shares her strategy for bookselling in the age of COVID as well as what she looks for and expects from authors who want her to sell their books.
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Make Inroads Into The Homeschool Market

The homeschool market is a diverse universe made up of manageable — and accessible — segments. And with over two million students, there are opportunities to sell books.
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Your Publishing Timeline For Holiday Book Sales

The blazing sun and summer calendar don’t change the fact that the holiday self-publishing crunch has already begun. This book publishing timeline will help you manage the calendar.
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Public Libraries: An Asset For Independent Authors

As an indie author, libraries are a powerful asset for getting your book into the hands of readers and reaching an audience through presentations, community contacts, reviewers, and reference librarian recommendations.
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Author-published Books — A Conversation With IBPA’s Lee Wind

The BookBaby Spotlight podcast recently hosted Lee Wind, a "lighthouse of stories that center on marginalized kids and teens and celebrate their power to change the world" and the Director of Marketing and Programming for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).

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