Tag Archives: Self-Publishing

Fre-e Books: A Great Way to Promote Your Books, or Not?

You’ve written a book, self-published your eBook, now what? Should you trial a free eBook promotion or not? Why might this help or harm your sales. Find out here . . .

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How to Create Advance Reader Copies (ARC’s) to Get Your Book Reviewed

How do you get more reviews for your books? You plan ahead. Do what the traditional publishers do and create Advance Reader Copies (ARC’s) or Uncorrected Proofs of your books to giveaway to reviewers, librarians, retailer buyers and the like well before your publication date.

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Lightning Source

Self-Publishing: Selling and Converting eBooks with Lightning Source

There are so many eBook distributor options available that author’s are always asking us, which one should we use? This week we are taking a look at Lightning Source.

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Book Baby eBook and Digital Distribution

Self-Publishing: Selling and Converting eBooks with Book Baby

Ready to convert your work into eBook format and sell your eBook to the world? Then it’s time you started to explore the options for eBook and digital distribution, of which there are many. In addition to direct distribution through Amazon, B&N, Sony and the iBookstore, there are a host of great eBook distributors out there who can support and guide you through this process, and provide you with a more efficient way to sell your eBooks. This week we are taking a look at Book Baby.

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How to get Amazon Book Reviews

Book Promotion: How to Get Book Reviews After Publication

In the past, book reviews were only available to the exclusive world of traditional publishers, and, in order to secure them you had to follow the A-typical trajectory of book production, creating galleys or ARC’s seven months prior to the publishing date, in order to mail these out to prospective reviewers, then wine and dine them and generally do whatever necessary to secure your WSJ, NYT or LA Times book review. Well, not anymore.The best part of the tech-transition is that the window of opportunity to get books reviewed is no longer a tiny crack of 6 months, it has become endless.

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Self-Publishing 101: How do you decide?

Self-Publishing 101: How do you decide?

There are a multitude of self-publishing options available in today’s market, some provide seemingly simple ways for you to get your book published at the click of a button and others charge you a fortune for the pleasure. The question is, should you self-publish in the first place, and if so, how?

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How to Get Published

Publishing: How to Get Published the Old-Fashioned Way

Despite the growing trend for self-publishing, plenty of authors still dream of getting published the old fashioned way: selling their book, getting signed up by one of the Big Six, receiving a fat, juicy, advance check, and of being able to walk into a bookstore anywhere in the world and find a copy of their masterpiece. How can you make that a reality?

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Book Promotion: Get Reviews and Author Interviews with Bloggers

Book Promotion: Get Reviews and Author Interviews with Bloggers

Book promotion and publicity used to be about securing pre-publication reviews in national newspapers and relevant magazines. Now there are literally thousands of media channels, and often highly targeted niche ones, where you can get your book attention, thanks to the plethora of internet bloggers. Reaching out to bloggers who cover your genre and subject is a great way to get your book noticed!

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Amazed at Amazon's Support for Authors

Amazed by Amazon’s Author Focus

Amazon, the book retailing behemoth feared by publisher’s and author’s alike appears to have chosen sides in the modern publishing war and it seems that David (a.k.a the powerless author’s) it the beneficiary. As we shift to a digital distribution and acquisition model for books, meaning that the majority of books will be discovered and purchased online, even if the actual book bought is a physical rather than en electronic book, the need to make your titles ‘discoverable’ increases exponentially.

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Finish Your Book: Education for Aurthors and Writers

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Finish Your Book – is the place to get expert advice on the complicated world of writing, publishing, selling and promoting your book! Read on to find out more . . .

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