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By Jerry Holliday | Self publishing

Promoting a Series to Keep Readers Hooked

We authors often discuss how to promote individual novels. We know about running advertising campaigns, building mailing lists and websites, pricing …

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How Hiring an Author Assistant Can Boost Book Sales

An author is the CEO of their own business. However, they’re also creating the product, performing quality control, marketing, doing accounting — the …

50 Book Awards Open to Self-publishers | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onJuly 12, 2014 in Book Promotion & Marketing, Writing A Book<p>British novelist James Minter<p>While some competitions refuse to allow entries from …

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98 Book Marketing Ideas That Can Help Authors Increase Sales

Whether you’re a self- or traditionally published author, there’s a wide array of marketing tactics you or your publisher can use to amplify a book’s …

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Bookouture acquired by Hachette UK

We are very excited today to share the news that Bookouture has been acquired by Hachette UK – the second largest publisher in the UK. Hachette is …

Kobo Plus Launched in Netherlands

On February 22, 2017, Rakuten Kobo and bol.com launched ‘Kobo Plus’ – a new subscription service offering readers the largest all-you-can-read …

Kindle Publishing: The Definitive Guide

According to my experience with online entrepreneurship for the last couple of years, Kindle Publishing has proven to be one of the best ways for me …

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How to Start Your Own Publishing Company

Over the past few months, we’ve talked about what it means to be an ‘indie’ author and why some writers choose this path. Today we’ll discuss how to …

Insights, facts, & numbers from an Amazon top reviewer

It is a common myth that indie authors just need to get a few/some/many reviews from friends and acquaintances, then buy an online promotion and …

‘The Outsider Becomes the Mainstream’: A Key UK Self-Publisher Opens a Small Press

Joanna Penn—known as The Creative Penn in the self-publishing community—takes a step made by many strong self-publishers: launching a small press.The …

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A simple 10-step book launch plan you can easily use to outrank bestselling authors.

I tend to go overboard with my courses and tutorials, and am trying to simplify.<p>Today I’m at the San Francisco writer’s conference and I keep finding …

Microsoft pilots ebook sales in Windows 10

Publishers offer cautious welcome after leak shows software giant has included a bookselling section in a new build of its operating system<p>Two years after Microsoft walked away from digital bookselling, a leak of its latest software has hinted that it may ready to try again.<p>In what may be a fishing …

Microsoft

Is Amazon Exclusivity Right for You?

Photo credit: 401(K) 2013 via VisualHunt.com / CC BY-SAToday’s guest post is by author Robert Kroese (@robkroese). Read his previous post on how …

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Plan To Achieve Your Creative Goals In 2017. Webinar Replay with Joanna Penn

Shares 91<p><b>Do you want to achieve your creative goals in the coming year?</b> Perhaps you want to write your first book, or get another series out? Sell …

Creativity

Kindle Unlimited is Toxic to Authors

My name is Richard M. Mulder. I am the author of <i>The Secret Journal</i>, <i>Conquest: Rise of the Fifth Horseman</i> and the Co-Producer of the new <i>SciFan™ …

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Using Amazon KDP Ads to Sell Your Ebook on Amazon

Today’s guest post is by author Robert Kroese (@robkroese).Amazon offers several ways to help authors promote and advertise their Kindle ebooks on …

Digital Advertising

Top Ten Trends in Publishing Every Author Needs to Know in 2017

Data Guy notes in his DBW White Paper that 70% of adult fiction sales were digital last year. It is likely that ebook readership will continue to …

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The Bestseller Experiment: can you deliberately write a blockbuster book?

Mark Stay and Mark Desvaux are picking up clues from publishers and authors in a new podcast, while they go about trying to write the next bestseller<p>Everyone may have a book in them, but what about a bestselling one? It would seem obvious that the big-name authors are going to go straight to the …

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How To Sell 100,000 Sci-Fi Books

Inside Austin’s beloved bookmobile, Fifth Dimension BooksFifth Dimension Books, the Austin-based sci-fi bookmobile, is proof that the modern …

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How To Use NaNoWriMo To Structure Your Fiction-writing Business: Grant Faulkner

How To Use NaNoWriMo To Structure Your Fiction-writing Business: Grant Faulkner

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A Quick History of Self-Publishing

Self-publishing is a rising force in the publishing industry now, and because of this a large number of writers have delved into self-publishing. It …

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Amazon Prime members get free audio books and access to 'Audible Channels'

As someone on the go, I have always craved the ability to listen to audio books in my car. Whenever I research getting them, however, the high prices …

Free Book Promotions: Are They Worth It?

The continuing controversy among self-published authors is whether you should sign up for Kindle Direct Publishing’s Kindle Select Program and use …

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Bookouture is Britain's Hottest Digital Publisher

Oliver Rhodes has grand ambitions for Bookouture, the digital publishing company he founded in 2012 and hopes to build into “the best digital …

Algorithms Could Save Book Publishing—But Ruin Novels

Jodie Archer had always been puzzled by the success of <i>The Da Vinci Code</i>. She’d worked for Penguin UK in the mid-2000s, when Dan Brown’s thriller had …

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Transferring Reviews to a Republished Title

Let’s say your book was previously published and the publisher went under. Or your rights reverted. Quite possibly, you published the book and …

A Peek Behind the Curtain

Major publishers are in trouble. Publishers Weekly reports declines across the board at all five major publishers. What is happening here is not new, …

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How This Self-Published Author Sold 10,000 Books with Almost No Money and Zero Connections

Last year, I self-published my first science fiction novel, <i>Where the Hell is Tesla?</i>, and sold 10,000 copies in the first twelve months. How the heck did that happen? Was it luck? Because if it wasn’t, how on earth did that many people find out about it and buy it? Did I know something — or someone …

How A Great Amazon Book Description Can Help Authors Sell More Books

Whether on Amazon or any other e-tailer, book descriptions are more important than most authors realize. Many times I'll see blocks of text pulled from the back of the book and while, in theory, that's not a bad idea. It may not be the greatest if your book description isn't strong to begin with or …