Dawn Thurston

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Still more thoughts on preparing to publish - Vita Brevis

By phone, at seminars, and now at webinars, we field many questions from people who are interested in writing family histories. Here are a few of the …

Promoting a Self-Published Book

Promoting a Self-Published Book<p>Updated on July 5, 2017<p>Send Postcards to Libraries<p>Getting the Word out about a Book<p>Once you self-publish or use …

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How to Market a Self Published Book

1<p><b>Be sure your book is good.</b> It is important to be certain that you are selling a good product before launching into the effort of promoting it. While …

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Book Promotion For Self-Publishers: A Waste Of Time?

In an insightful blog post, author Kristine Kathryn Rusch succinctly sums up the difference between the author’s experience of traditional and self-publishing. Her post is a fascinating must-read, but what stuck out for me was an aside she made:<p>As for indie writers, a lot of them don’t realize that …

Excerpt: 'How to Write a Memoir'

William Zinsser, author of the classic guide <i>On Writing Well</i>, talks to Michele Norris about the challenges of writing personal history. He says that since the 1990s, many memoirs have focused on victimhood, rather than forgiveness.<p>In May, HarperCollins will release the 30th-anniversary edition of <i>On</i> …

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The Everyday Stories of Family Life

Many memoirists write about their parents, yet weaving a story of who they are into the fabric of family history and a way of life takes special …

A Brief Timeline of the 1950s

The 1950s were the first full decade after the end of World War II, and they are remembered as a prosperous time of recovery from the Great …

Scrivener For Dummies eBook: Gwen Hernandez: Amazon.com.au: Kindle Store

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.<p>Scrivener For Dummies 1st Edition, Kindle Edition<p>Kindle Daily Deal: Save at least 70%<p>Each day we …

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5 Reasons I Switched to Scrivener for All My Writing

As a full-time writer, I take my tools seriously. With a blog, a podcast, speeches, and a new book in the works, I have to maximize my productivity. …

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Online Self Publishing Book & eBook Company

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Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD

Independent Publishing with CreateSpace<p>Free and Easy Tools<p>Do-it-yourself and finish fast with tools like Interior Reviewer, Cover Creator, Preview, …

Blurb Introduces New Publishing and Book Design Software and Amazon Distribution for All Authors

SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 22, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Blurb, the indie book publishing platform, today announced an easier, smarter book design and …

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Self-Publishing Part 2 – Setting Your Price & Book Categories

<i>Print-on-demand has made self-publishing affordable, but many authors find the process overwhelming. Lynn Serafinn explains how to get your book set</i> …

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What Authors Need to Know about POD – Print on Demand

You’ve probably heard the buzzword ‘print on demand.’ With digital technology you no longer have to pay upfront for printing costs because now there …

How Print-On-Demand Is Transforming Self-Publishing

These days, everyone’s an entrepreneur. That includes creative professionals, such as artists, musicians and authors, who used to be considered nearly the vocational opposite of businesspeople. Not anymore. Thanks to the advent of self-publishing, crowdfunding and e-commerce, indie artists of all …

Lightning Source And Print On Demand: 'Cost Saving Breakthrough For Publishers'

“We turn fixed costs into variable costs,” explains John Ingram, the Chairman & CEO of privately held Ingram Content Group, about what the company’s division Lightning Source does for its customers.<p>In a recent interview with the CEO about his company’s print on demand (POD) division Lightning …

Self-Publishing on a Shoestring

When you first enter the world of indie-publishing, things can get confusing, fast. The learning curve is steep. And now that companies have realized how lucrative it can be, self-publishing and vanity imprints are springing up like wild mushrooms, working hard to convince people to spend between …

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Why You Should Self-Publish

<i>Originally published on Indie Reader</i><p>This past week, my latest self-published book debuted at #7 on the New York Times bestseller list. Crunching some numbers, it appears that I've sold a million books in the last two years. You might think I'm living the best days of my life right now, but that …

Are Self-published Authors Really Authors or Even Published?

Disclaimer: Four of the 14 books I have written have been self-published with the ready admission that I couldn't find a traditional publisher to publish them because of their decidedly niche nature.<p>The topic of self-publishing, which I include to mean both printing one's own books and paying a …

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Amazon reveals quarter of Kindle ebook sales in US were for indie publishers

Figures from world's biggest bookseller trumpeted as sign of how self-publishing and smaller labels are changing the industry<p>As many as a quarter of the top 100 Kindle books on Amazon.com are from indie publishers, according to data revealed at a trade presentation by the retailer.<p>A chart detailing …

Self-Publishing: It Takes a Village

Are you or your group thinking about self-publishing a book? If so, there are some things you'll want to know before you get started to create a high-quality book that everyone will want to read.<p>Perhaps you, like many writers, find self-publishing attractive because it will let you circumvent the …

So, You Want to Publish Your Book?

Apparently, my last article, about writing a book, reminded quite a few people that yes, they have important stories to tell, and encouraged them to stop waiting and start writing. I'm truly thrilled. At the end of your days, you won't be thinking about how many Facebook friends you had, or how …

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Self-published e-books outselling big publishing on Amazon

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Amazon is notorious for a lack of transparency when it comes to e-book sales, leaving many to do their own guessing about what …

Six digital publishing startups to watch

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>You know you can blog with Tumblr or WordPress, or self-publish a book on Kindle (s AMZN) or iBooks (s AAPL). But what’s next …

The Key to Self-Publishing Your Memoir: Be Confident with Your Story!

If you asked me about confidence as a writer a year ago, I'd say confidence equates publication. I had written more than 100 drafts for each of my little academic books, which took six years while struggling to support a family on a part time teacher income. I tried to make each book the best it …

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