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If you’re using WordPress (.org), this plugin is somewhat useful, but could be a lot more useful. It streamlines something that doesn’t necessarily need to be streamlined, but it is a useful organizational tool if you’ve got a lot of books to manage. If you’re already using WordPress and made a blog page for a [...]
A nice-looking ebook store open to self-publishers, still in beta. Put together by a self-publisher. About: Why do you only sell indie books? The main reason is that indie authors are exciting. The good thing about publishing yourself is that you’re not tied down to market trends or a publisher’s business plan. Indie authors can [...]
Smashwords unveiled a cool new promotional tool where authors can interview themselves. Interviews can be ranked according to popularity. Here’s how it works: How to create, edit and publish your Interview: Your Smashwords Interview can have as many or as few questions as you like. Next to each “Q:” Write out your question, or select [...]
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Book covers I’ve often seen independent authors posting a series of cover images online and asking people to choose their favourite; or they might ask a handful of friends what cover they’d buy. Choosing a book cover with either method doesn’t make a lot of sense. I have been telling my family I’m going to [...]
One of the more challenging steps in the self-publishing process for me was creating Kindle eBook cover designs. Second most challenging I’d have to say was the formatting, but I did end up finding a solution to that. We’ll save that story for another day. Being a writer and not a graphic designer, I had [...]
BookIM is announcing the launch of ADAP, eBook Advertising for Authors and Independent Publishers. ADAP is a new ebook advertisement program that is sensitive to the needs of authors and readers while creating new revenue opportunities for authors. Being an author, I know that the thought of adding ebook advertisements to a novel is anathema to most [...]
I was reminded by Todd Keisling’s post as part of his book tour that people are not using the “Write a Post” feature here as much as they could be. It’d be great to see other writers use this option as part of their tours, or general promotion – you don’t even need to ask, [...]
No matter what anyone tells says, you need help to succeed in book publishing today, especially if you’re an Indie author. There is just too much to do to even have modest success. The good old days. You know, the days when the book industry was controlled by a small group of publishers and an [...]