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Self-Publishing: An Insult To The Written Word?

Laurie Gough | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home
Laurie Gough

I'd rather share a cabin on a Disney cruise with Donald Trump than self-publish.

In the Picture: Prepping Images for Your Ebook

David Kudler | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
David Kudler

Last month I discussed how to clean up your manuscript to prepare it for ebook conversion. This time I'm going to be looking at how to do the same thi...

Six Things All Self-Publishers Should Know

Kylie Dunn | Posted 05.29.2016 | Home
Kylie Dunn

Last year I self-published my first real book - by this I mean a book that I physically launched and is in bookshops and everything. A book I have pro...

This is Why Your Books Aren't Selling: 4 Ways To Improve Now

IndieReader | Posted 03.29.2017 | Home

By Rachel Thompson for IndieReader Your Books Aren't Selling "My sales are awful, and I've done everything. I give up." I heard this from three au...

Self-Publishing and Living the LLC Dream

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Scott De Buitléir

Risks are abound in this industry and increasing every year. Those authors that don't take the necessary action to protect themselves may find that their "dream come true" turns into a nightmare.

Memoirs: No One Wants to Read Your Diary

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 06.13.2015 | Home
Jennifer S. Wilkov

We all have a story to tell. Our lives are our stories. That's why the memoir category exists--because we love to read biographies and memoirs of those names we know and the people we want to learn more about.

PRO TIP: The Difference Between Being an Expert and Being a Fan

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 09.14.2014 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

I haven't "seen it all" but I have become a tad jaded when it comes to experts versus someone who is a fan. I love fans, don't get me wrong, but it's a big stretch from fan to expert and, if you're publishing a book, you should know why this matters.

5 Lessons From a Proud Self-Published Author

Jessica Smock | Posted 02.10.2014 | Home
Jessica Smock

Here's what happened instead on my path to being a published writer.

From Proof Sheets to Royalty Reports: What a Self-published Book Can Earn

David Kudler | Posted 11.19.2013 | Home
David Kudler

I only talked about Lightning Source here, not Ingram's new self-publishing platform, IngramSpark, because I'm already on Lightning Source. If anyone's had any dealings with IngramSpark, I'd love to hear about them!

Dear Mainstream Authors, Stop Bashing Independent Publishing and Get a Clue

LuxEco Living | Posted 09.21.2013 | Home
LuxEco Living

They're like the bullies on the playground. Those snot-nosed, mainstream-published authors who think indie writers are not real artists just because they don't have a traditional book deal.

Spreadsheets to Galleys: How to Budget Your Self-published Book

David Kudler | Posted 07.20.2013 | Home
David Kudler

Making those decisions in a vacuum is never a good idea -- it's too easy to waste time when you should have spent money or throw away money when a little time and effort would have done far more good. Hopefully this has helped you to approach these decisions a bit better prepared.

In the Search for Success: Into the Self-Publishing Nightmare

Jorge | Posted 06.10.2013 | Home

If you are a writer planning to self-publish, I strongly advice that you to try eBooks. The risk is much lower.

Your Dream Is Their Dream: Bypassing the Publisher

John Bergquist | Posted 05.04.2013 | Home
John Bergquist

The age of the art patron is alive and well. Instead of being the activity of the rich, the patron is the person with five dollars to spare and a favorite author to support. Their dream is our dream.

Legal Issues in Self-Publishing: What Authors Need to Know

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.23.2013 | Home
Bernard Starr

Self-publishing continues its exponential growth. More and more authors are choosing this route for presenting their work to the public. But there is one domain that self-published authors rarely think about: legal issues.

10 Surefire Ways to Succeed in Publishing

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 11.17.2012 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

t's funny how authors often think that being an author doesn't require an investment. Hey, you wrote the book and that should be enough, right? Decide on your investment and then ask yourself: How much money am I willing to lose? Yes, I said lose.

7 Signs That You're Not Ready to Publish

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

It's good to remember that publishing isn't just about finding the right place to print and publish your book. It's about a lot more than that. Publishing is a business.

Becoming a Transformational Author: Tips From Christine Kloser

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.29.2012 | Home
BJ Gallagher

When I was a schoolgirl, every September our teachers would ask us to write about: "What I did on my summer vacation." And even though I've long since matriculated, as Labor Day rolls around I like to pause and reflect on what I did with my summer.

Cutting Out Does It Still Make Sense to Sell There?

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.15.2014 | Home
Penny C. Sansevieri

That said, there's nothing wrong with offering your book on your website or ramping up ways to sell it direct to consumer. The process might take time, but here are some ideas that could help you move a sale from Amazon to your website.

The Conmen Of Self-Publishing

| Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

For IndieReader, by David Gaughran All the indications are that this is going to be another bumper year for self-publishing. However, the ever-incr...

Why Apprentice Writers Shouldn't Be Marketers

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home
Lisa Dale Norton

Should apprentice writers who are just learning the craft really be expected to manage their own PR campaigns?

The Good Reading Seal of Approval

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 09.04.2011 | Home
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Many of us solve this "too much information" tsunami by turning to critics and top picks, soliciting recommendations from friends, or staying with entrenched reading habits.

Tough Love: Things No One Is Brave Enough to Tell Self-Published Authors -- Part 2

M.J. Rose | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home
M.J. Rose

Writing may be an art, but publishing is a business. And once your book is finished, you essentially need to trade your writer's" identity for that of a "publisher."