Tag Archives: self-publishing

3 Powerful Ways To Level Up As A Self-Published Author

AMZProfSometimes it can be a challenge to stand out from the crowd of self-published authors.

It seems as if almost everyone is publishing their own writing these days. One of the things which sets self-published authors apart from traditional writers is the need to be business savvy.…

Read More

Creating a Book Trailer for Your Self-Published Novel

Image Source: NYMediaWorks.com

As many indie authors know, it can be difficult to get your self-published novel read by people outside of your inner circle of family and friends. Facebook, Twitter and other social networks can certainly help, but at the end of the day, they are just words – mixed with a static image, some hashtags and some links.…

Read More

Ten Reasons Why The Gatekeepers Of Self-Publishing Have Become… You

The Gatekeepers Have Become YOU
One of the biggest driving forces behind authors who self-publish has been the declaration that writing has become stifled by “the gatekeepers of the publishing world.” Many writers now go straight to self-publishing. Be self-published? Sounds great! Let’s do it! We can all help each other, right?

Read More

Authors Must Be Marketers

authors marketingAuthors don’t like to promote their own works. Here are actual quotes from some of the authors we published:

“I’m a writer, not a marketer.”

“I’m uncomfortable asking people to buy my book.”

“I don’t really understand social media.”

“I’ve put a ton of effort into writing my book.…

Read More

How Do We Know Our Priorities Are Right?

Do you have a set of priorities in your personal life? Oh, maybe something like: Family > Work > Play…

Do you set priorities in your mind for what the government needs to do? How about your priorities for what your customers need?…

Read More

Writing a One-Page Business Plan: 5 Questions a Self-Publisher Must Ask

copy-banner_940x198Whether you are about to self-publish your first book, or start a micro-niche publishing company, you need to have a business plan in place. A business plan will give you a basic road map for your new business. An easy and quick way to do this is to create a one-page business plan.…

Read More

Self-Publishing Can Be Just As Creative As Writing

I could say creative writing is right-brained and publishing is left-brained; writing is artistic, publishing all business. I could say that and I’ve heard it said by some “experts” but, even though I did just say it, my experience of both realms forces me to say it ain’t so.…

Read More

Self-Publishing is Dumb

Are self-publishers dumb? Don’t answer that.

Recently, the debate has arisen again about genre vs. literary self-publishing (as if there’s some kind of war between the two) with Chris Meadows gloating on Teleread:

Maybe because, I dunno, nobody wants to read them?

Read More