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From book to book launch: how to successfully self-publish your book

A step-by-step plan to successfully send your self-published book into the world<p><b>There’s no single RIGHT way to self-publish a book, but there is a</b> …

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Why Novellas are Hot and How to Write One: a Step by Step Guide

<i>Of course, we don't just write for self-publishers. Our guest today is with a small niche press, as I am, and Ruth was with several of the big houses</i> …

How to Super Charge Your eBook Sales in 48 Hours

How to Super Charge Your eBook Sales in 48 Hours<p>After weeks of hard work and many sleepless nights, you’ve finally managed to complete your first …

Four steps to create a great cover for your self-published book

Many good self-published books are let down by a poor cover design. How can you avoid this and make yours stand out from the crowd? Anna Lewis offers …

Color Schemes

A Step by Step Guide to Evaluating Your ePub Files on Kindles, iPads, and Smartphones

By Jeff Bach (@jjbachauthor)<p>Most of us don’t think about converting our books to ebooks until after they’re completed and ready for publication. In …

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) – Reviewed

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has established itself as the single most recognisable DIY self-publishing platform for authors wanting to publish …

Author Nick Spalding's top 10 self-publishing tips

<b>Nick Spalding is the bestselling self-published author in the UK. He recently signed a six-figure book deal.</b><p>His romantic comedies Love... From Both Sides and Love... And Sleepless Nights were the first and third-best selling self-published e-books in 2012.<p>With Amazon saying 15% of Kindle sales come …

Four ways to make life easier if you self-publish

<i>Anna Lewis is the co-founder of CompletelyNovel.com. Follow her on Twitter at @anna_cn.</i><p>Self-publishing is easier than ever. But how can you do it <i>well</i> …

Anatomy of an Amazon Bestseller

The received wisdom of self-publishing is to place your book everywhere, and in all formats. I did that (mostly). And it didn’t work. This is why: …

Amazon Delivers a Huge Treat with No Tricks with MatchBook Program

<b>This is hot and it puts Indie Authors in the catbird seat …</b> Amazon came up with a program last month that pushes print books … the bonus is that your …

50 Websites Every Author Should Bookmark in 2014

• Buffer<p>We’re at the end of 2013 already. Can you believe it? Throughout this year, we’ve done the hard work (so you wouldn’t have to) of bookmarking …

Manuscript Proofreading - Fast and Affordable

Please enter the word count of your document(s):<i><br>Include footnotes and endnotes if you want us to review them.</i><p>Find your word count<p>Show your quote in …

The Official Website

FOR WRITERS<p>I receive a fair number of questions from writers trying to get published, and from published writers who have questions about marketing …

How To Write An Effective Book Tweet

“How do I write an effective book tweet?”<p>“What hashtags do you use for marketing your book on Twitter?”<p>“What works best to sell a book in a …

Social Media

Book - Blogging the Smart Way - Jeffbullas's Blog

Blogging The Smart Way<p>“How to Create and Market a Killer Blog with Social Media”<p>Do some of these questions cross your mind as a new or potential …

50 Covers for 2013

I decided to go in a slightly different direction with my covers list this year (see my lists for 2012, 2011, and 2010). It’s just a straight up list …

5 Top Tips for Selecting WordPress Themes and Plugins

Imagine a world without any WordPress plugins or themes.<p>For those of us looking to do some blogging about web marketing, it would be a sea of utter …