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By Jerry Holliday | Self publishing

Print’s Not Dead: The Editors Of Amadeus On How To Run A Print Magazine In 2017

In case you wondering, print’s not dead. Not even close. The rise in digital has only made those hustle, hustle harder, which only means the cream …

How We Created a Box Set to Boost Ebook Sales 350%

There is a challenge to drawing readers into a series after several books have been released. In March, Lila Dubois and I released <i>Delicate Ties</i>, book …

Publishers rejected me, but I went on to earn six-figures selling 1,000 books a day

Millions dream of quitting the grind and replacing their income through a rewarding, creative endeavour.<p>And what could be simpler - and more glamorous - than writing a bestselling novel?<p>After years of not knowing how the next month’s bill would be paid, thriller writer Mark Edwards is among a new …

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What Makes a $100k Author: 8 Findings Every Author Should Know

Last year we conducted an extensive author survey to tease out the strategies and tactics successful authors were using to achieve their success. It …

How to make an ANIMATED book cover that blows people’s minds

By Derek Murphy<p>In book covers animated, book design, book design tips<p>0<p>Yesterday I saw something on Twitter that blew my mind: it was a promotional …

Travel Bookstores & Selfpublished Books | Self-Publishing Advice Center

Tempting impulse-buys in the typical airport bookstore<p>Wherever in the world you self-publish your books, your country is almost certainly served by a …

Why you should buy ISBNs for your books

<i>An earlier version of this article was published September 6, 2013.</i><p>Avoiding costs<p>Independent publishers and author/publishers aren’t supporting …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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. Today I’m at the San Francisco writer’s conference and I keep …

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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 …

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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 …

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™ …

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 …

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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 …

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 | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onOctober 23, 2016 in FBF2016, Indie Author Fringe 2016<p><i>This post is part of Frankfurt Book Fair Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference</i> …

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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 …

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 …