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By Jerry Holliday | Self publishing

Publishing, Online Business And Tech Trends For Authors In 2018

Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:02 — 40.9MB)<p>Subscribe: Android | RSS<p><b>We live in the most exciting time in history to be an author and creative</b> …

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"This shift should inject pure fear into the veins of publishers": lessons from Netflix and co

<i>A couple of weeks ago Jeff Norton spoke at FutureBook 2017, as part of a panel exploring what publishers can learn from video on demand platforms.</i> …

How The New Facebook Algorithms Affect Authors

By<p>Think twice about what you post on your author page<p>December 19, 2017—The next time you think about posting “Which version of my new book cover do …

How Indie Presses Are Elevating the Publishing World

Independent presses are a lifeline in the publishing world. At a time when large publishing houses are merging into even larger conglomerates, …

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11 Fantastic Ways to Sell More Books for the Holidays

Believe it or not, ‘tis almost the holiday season, so consumers are starting to look for the perfect gifts for friends and family — or for …

How I Became a Bestseller Using BookBub's Marketing Tools

While I was on summer vacation with my family, my box set <i>The War Planners Series</i> was selected for a BookBub Featured Deal. Seeing the preview of the …

Business Musings: Expand Your Target Audience 3: Aggressive Growth (Branding/Discoverability)

Here’s the surprising post. Many of you who read this blog regularly probably think that I’m opposed to major marketing campaigns. I’m not. I’m …

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Shonda Rhimes Is Launching a Digital Publishing Platform With Hearst

For fans who’ve wanted more from award-winning producer, writer and director Shonda Rhimes, here’s your chance.<p>Launching today, in partnership with …

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9 Ways to Improve AMS – Amazon Ads For Authors

More product searches start on Amazon than anywhere else, even Google. It’s the world’s biggest bookstore and by far the largest ebook retailer.<p>But …

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How to Confidently Plan and Execute a Successful Book Launch [Infographic]

If done well, a book launch can create urgency, excitement, and unstoppable momentum for your book. It can also help you establish your brand, your …

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5 Ways a Book Cover Could Hurt Sales — And How to Fix It

Before launching Sterling & Stone in 2011, we were a trio of indie authors, and our early years were filled with missteps. We wrote furiously, …

For Indie Authors, Positioning Is Key

We already know that more books than ever are being published these days. Figures for 2014 report more than 300,000 books traditionally published and …

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Build An Epic Visual Strategy for Your Author Brand

The visual trend in marketing is inescapable.Short attention spans combined with an unparalleled surge of information (and distraction) requires a …

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How to Price Your Book for Maximum Results During a Promotion

Here at Written Word Media, one of the most common questions we are asked by authors looking to run a promotion is: What price should my book be on …

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What Makes a $100k Author?

Last month, <b>Written Word Media</b> shared the results of yet another extensive author survey they’ve run, to tease out the strategies and tactics …

How to Drive Preorder Book Sales: Q&A With a Big 5 Publisher

Preorder book sales can be an essential driver of a book’s early success — a higher volume of preorder sales can build buzz and lead to more reviews, …

Can a start-up strategy sell a book more successfully than a big publisher can?

An interview with Vineet Bajpai, who not only self-published his novel but is also marketing it as a start-up would.<p>Here’s a new model for …

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Barnes & Noble investor Sandell presses for bookseller's sale

An activist investor wants Barnes & Noble Inc. to try again to sell itself, arguing the bookseller needs an owner who can invest in its beleaguered operations.<p>Sandell Asset Management has recently started buying a stake in the New York bookstore chain and is already among its 10 biggest investors, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

By onJuly 12, 2014 in Book Promotion & Marketing, Writing A Book<p>Please note that the contests listed below have not been reviewed by ALLi’s Watchdog …

119 Book Marketing Ideas That Can Help Authors Increase Sales

Whether you’re an author, a marketer at a publishing house, a publicist, or anyone else looking to sell books, there’s a wide array of book marketing …

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