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Adventures in Publishing: Why I Chose to Go Independent

Is self-publishing, independent publishing the way to go to get your book published? Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Selling to Libraries Needs to be a Top Priority

According to the ALA Materials Survey published in March 2015, the most popular categories in public libraries were Children’s picture books, general fiction, mystery/thrillers, cookbooks and memoir/bio. The complete list is here. Libraries are a commonly neglected target in the … Continue reading

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Should You Convert Your Books to Audiobooks?

Johannes Gutenberg introduced his printing press to the world in 1439. The device, with its ability to move the type, started a social revolution, and I have no doubt, the morning after the announcement, Mister Gutenberg found himself besieged by … Continue reading

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How Do Readers Decide to Read Your Book?

How do book readers decide to read your book? They don’t. You do. How do you get them to want to read your book? Through marketing. Whether you self-publish or go the traditional route, you must market your own book(s). … Continue reading

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The Book Beautiful: Hard vs. Soft Cover

Originally posted on Self Publishing Advisor:
When self-publishing, one of the aesthetic decisions you’ll have to make is whether or not to publish your book as a hard or soft cover. The decision is one that will mainly affect your…

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover?

No matter who your audience is, you want them to be excited when they see the cover of your book. While the old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is one all too oft repeated, we all know … Continue reading

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15 Tips to Self-Edit Your Book

Once you have a solid draft of your book, the tough work of editing starts. Taking a chunk out of your ‘baby’ is hard to do but in order to make it better, it has to be done. Grit your … Continue reading

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