I was interviewed earlier by Cassy Huidobro, the current marketing board member at the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA). I share how to go about getting an Amazon Author page, and Goodreads Author page setup via shared screen and step-by-step, on how to manage your Amazon Author Page and Goodreads Author Account. If you’re a […]
Watch my YouTube video to find out why I do NOT think that you should sell your book on your website. Rather, I encourage my clients to simply link to their book’s product page on Amazon. Watch the video for my reasoning!
More and more, I see new self-publishers concerned with making sure that their books are registered properly, and everything is done in order to avoid problems and confusion when selling their books. This is a great thing! Especially with the advance of the Internet, it is now easier than ever to self-publish your book the […]
One of the biggest mistakes that can be seen in self-published print books, is in the choice of typefaces. There is no bigger decision that you can make in designing a book than picking the typeface. A book is a long reading experience, and as a book publisher or a writer, we want our books […]
Here is a quick checklist of the steps you will need to take if you are going to self-publish your book. 1. Write your manuscript. 2. Have your manuscript proofread and then edited by a professional editor. 3. Buy an ISBN and request a Library of Congress Number. 4. Send your book interior designer your […]
On Deborah L. Jacobs personal finance column at Forbes.com, Paul Jarvis wrote a guest post about my favorite topic! Self-publishing with Amazon. He outlines and details a How-to guide for those considering self-publishing. Amazon is such a great tool for indie-authors. It is also a great way to get your book out there with as […]
Every author looks for the secret to success in selling their books. Whether it’s hearing you need to do book signings, or participating in Amazon’s KDP program, or doing speaking engagements – every successful author is successful utilizing different methods. You have to find the method that works for you, and for your personality. Here […]
Laura Hazard Owen writes an interesting article I thought my followers would be interested in…What should you price your ebook at? Turns out most authors price their ebooks at $2.99, but what sells the most copies? $3.99! Read a snippet below…Full article can be found here. What’s the best price for a self-published ebook? $3.99, […]
Remember the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” Yet people these days do just that. Well there is something else to worry about as a self-publishing author – the interior! The interior? What do you mean? If a reader picks up a book, and they start to read the book before they […]
How to Become an eBook Superstar: A growing number of ambitious authors are turning to self-publishing. But how do they translate their aspirations into success? by Patrick Barkham, the guardian It has never been easier to publish your own book. Traditional publishers may take a year to turn your manuscript into print on a page but you […]
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