Self-Publishing

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

empowered authors

Self-published Authors Are Empowered Authors

Self-publishing used to mean forgoing the resources of traditional publishing and running your entire independent enterprise by yourself. Thanks to technology and the increased connectedness allowed by the Internet, indie authors now have access to experts, marketplaces, and readers. What's not to like?
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How To Get Cover Design And Formatting That Fits Your Story: My Self-Publishing Experience...

This is the sixth entry in a series in which I detail the entire experience of self publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: cover design and interior formatting.
99 cent books

Can You Make Millions Selling 99¢ Books? Amanda Hocking Did.

Amanda Hocking’s story might strike some as a one-off or a product of luck, but it's not. Her success was a product of great writing and smart decision making. And since she was a self-published author, she got to call all the shots.
multimedia fiction

Could Multimedia Storytelling Work For You?

Multimedia fiction is typically very visual and tends to be very short. Some authors see an opportunity with this format of storytelling to attract the attention of mainstream teens.

Book Production And The Self-Published Author [Video]

When it comes to professional book production, the interior formatting is absolutely critical. Whether the pages have two columns or one column, the type and size of font that's used, the spacing... all of that is very important.
metadata optimization

Metadata Optimization For Your Book: My Self-Publishing Experience, Part 5

Here are some pointers on how to best enter your book's metadata, upload your manuscript for publishing, and everything else that goes into the ordering process.
Amazon optimization

Amazon Optimization: My Self-publishing Experience, Part 4

This is the fourth entry in a 10-part series in which I detail the entire experience of self publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: Amazon optimization.

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