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Author-powered Self Publishing

When you call BookBaby for advice about self publishing, you'll likely find you're not just talking to a publishing expert – you’re talking to an actual self-published author who has been there, done that.
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Blogging A Book With Nina Amir: #BBChat Recap

We frequently hear our literary friends asking how to manage their writing time more effectively, and while blogs often come up in the conversation, the idea of using a blog to build and test material for a new book is not often mentioned. Nina shared her suggestions for posting frequency and word count goals, and even for the busiest of writers, her suggestions are very attainable.
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#BBchat recap: Marketing Your Business Book

BookBaby Twitter ChatIn the May edition of our #BBchat Twitter chat, we asked authors and literary friends from around the world, including Ginny Carter (ghostwriter and business book coach), for thoughts on planning and business book marketing strategies. A number of interesting time-management ideas and inspiration were also shared; we hope you find them to be useful. To be notified about our upcoming chats, please sign up here!

Join me at the StoryTellers Expo in Santa Rosa, CA

STExpoLogoI’m hitting the road next week, heading to Santa Rosa, CA for the annual StoryTellers Expo on March 20-22. Presented by the Northern California Writers organization, the event is an opportunity for writers to meet with executives, producers, and publishers from around the globe. It features two days of speakers, plus a full day of pitching to agents, production companies, and publishers.

Self-Publishing Let to This Author’s Success With Traditional Publishing

Shannon McLay, the former BookBaby author of Train Your Way To Financial Fitness, shared her thoughts on the concept of hybrid authors, the term used to describe writers who are involved in both traditional and self-publishing somewhere in their literary career, and how to navigate that transition successfully.

#BBchat recap: marketing strategies for authors

BookBaby Twitter Chat: book promotionFor the February edition of our #BBchat Twitter chat, we asked a few of our authors and literary friends from around the world, including Lauren Lynne (BookBaby author of The Secret Watchers series) and BookBaby president Steven Spatz, for their thoughts on marketing strategies for authors. We prefaced this month's chat with some initial pointers to get the conversation started, as well as a brief biography of Lauren, which you can check out here. While many of the participants who responded to our questions expressed their understanding of the importance of setting goals and outlining a marketing strategy, the degree to which each author had achieved success by following their plans was mixed. A number of interesting content ideas and promotion tips were also shared; we hope you find them to be useful! To view the entire chat transcript, please visit this link. Below is a selection of questions and answers from our discussion. On developing formal marketing plans:

BookBaby introduces Print On Demand books with the industry’s widest distribution network

BookBaby offer bookstore-quality Print On DemandYou can now gain unprecedented worldwide book distribution for both eBooks and printed books in 100+ stores and catalogs.

We are thrilled to announce a game-changing on-demand book printing and distribution service that gives authors and publishers the chance to sell their printed books in dozens of stores and catalogs, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell’s, as well as the complete Ingram and Baker & Taylor networks. Combined with our popular eBook distribution services, self-published authors can now place their books in over 100+ online stores and catalogs around the globe. Print On Demand (POD) allows you to sell printed books worldwide without paying for large print runs, inventory and warehousing issues, or handling your own order fulfillment. Books are printed and shipped to customers as needed — and because BookBaby’s POD service comes paired with global distribution, sales can come from almost anywhere in the world.

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