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How to write, self-publish, and market your books.

Self-Publishing

BookBaby is a haven of self-publishing expertise, and we share everything we know here on the BookBaby Blog. If you’re an independent author with questions about self-publishing, you’ve come to the right place.

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Why I Am Self-Publishing My Fifth Book

After a career as a movie producer, Burt Weissbourd enjoyed his next act as a published author. Now, he's ready to self publish his next book and take control of every step of his publishing and sales.
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The eBook price is right. Or is it?

Your eBook price will have a lot to do with its discoverability. What's the ideal price point? Does genre play a factor in pricing? Fiction vs. nonfiction? Questions about eBook price are among the most frequently asked by our authors and prospects.
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Planning And Capitalizing On Your Book’s Pre-Sale

Your book's pre-sale period is crucial to your book's chances of success for so many reasons. Still, it's one of the least understood facets of a book's release. Hopefully, this post will change that.

5 Biggest Mistakes Authors Make with Their Websites

Melissa Donovan recently wrote a post for The Creative Penn (a site you should all check out) listing the five most common mistakes writers make on their websites. They are: 1. No biographical information 2. No...
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How To Create A Children’s Picture Book

From trim size to art files, interior formatting, and your book cover, a lot more goes into creating a children’s picture book than just your brilliant story.
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Website tips for authors you won’t want to miss

Website tips for authorsBest-practices to smarten-up your online book marketing

Every week on The HostBaby Blog, we post new web and social media tips for artists. You’ll learn how to grow your email list, how to get readers to interact with your online content, how to draft newsletters that convert to sales, how to optimize your site for search, and more. For those of you who haven’t been keeping tabs on the HostBaby Blog…

Here are some recent HostBaby Blog articles:

1. How often should I send my marketing emails?
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Print On Demand: The biggest advance in publishing since Gutenberg

Print On Demand offers advantages that make selling printed books a reality – and a potentially lucrative endeavor – for today's self-published author.

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