Self-Publishing

Gain insight into the book self-publishing world. You don’t have to have a publishing deal to publish your book.

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Things I Wish I Had Known Before Self-Publishing My Book

The first time I self-published, I was new to the process and endured many failures before I finally held my book in my hand. Here are nine things I wish I had known about self-publishing before starting the process.
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How to write a great author bio that will connect with readers

Your book is riveting, but your author bio is a snooze. If you're afraid this describes you, don't be too hard on yourself; plenty of brilliant authors freeze up when it comes to writing about themselves in sound bites.
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Lyrics In Books: Your Questions Answered

If a music artist wants to record someone else’s song, there is a set fee for that use, but rights and fees are entirely up to the publisher when it comes to printing lyrics in books. If you don't want to violate US Copyright Code, read on.
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The #1 mistake of self-published authors for worldwide book sales

"Less is more" is a cute phrase for minimalists, but don't limit yourself when it comes to online retail options for worldwide book sales. Successful self-published authors are tapping into larger markets, which include many other retailers beyond Amazon.
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Focus On Your Book’s Back Cover

Think of your favorite books in your personal library. Aside from the titles and authors, what usually come to your mind? All those beautiful covers? Some covers tell a story in and of themselves. So what about the other side of the book? I'll wager that nobody remembers what’s on the back cover of their favorite books. And yet I believe this is the most important – and most overlooked – book marketing real estate for self published authors.
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What’s the best time to publish your book?

Here’s a little-known fact for new, aspiring, self-published authors: The holiday season may not be the best time to publish.
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From first draft to book launch: how to publish a novel

Finishing your first draft is a major milestone, and here are your next six steps in your quest to publish a novel.

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