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 [...]
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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 [...]
I never suspected as I researched and wrote my book what further stages of the process were yet to come. I’m probably preaching to the choir a bit here, addressing a lot of people who won’t be surprised by what came next. Self-publishing with CreateSpace without going for any of their paid services was one [...]
Hi everybody, I promised my writer’s group I would do a quick ScreenFlow demonstration to see what all the fuss is about when it comes to writing in Scrivener. So once it was done, I thought I might as well share it. Click on the image below to view video.
I have a Free Book Promotion coming up and I keep hearing the George Strait song ‘Give it Away’ playing in my ears. (Now you know where I get some of the inspirations for my posts). It was time for me to do some research and talk to several successful authors on how to do [...]
My name is Jay Siva, the founder of EZBuyButton.com. The EZBuyButton widget is the most advanced ‘buy now’ widget for selling books. We make it free for authors and publishers, worldwide, to quickly and easily create and use our EZBuyButton widget to place on their website or blog to immediately increase the sales of their [...]
Because book trailers are becoming a popular online marketing tool, I thought it was time I did a study of what was going on in this phase of book promotion. First, a trailer has to be a part of the total book package. You must keep that in mind as we proceed. I reviewed 50 [...]