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As indie authors we should follow publishing conventions whenever


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Pop quiz: If you had to decide between donating to a worthy charity and improving sales of your self-published book, which would you choose?

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I knew the day would come, when I'd be an Indie author who had amassed a collection of Indie Author Do's & Don'ts. Now I'm sharing my collection of Indie ...

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... any other significant piece of work—before attempting to build an author platform. Here's why you should make expanding your audience a daily practice.

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There are a great many Indie authors who don't understand why anyone would go to that many science fiction conventions, much less three additional ones ...


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Today, anyone with a laptop can publish books. An author myself, my e-books have reached Amazon best-selling status multiple times.

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The Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and ForeWord Reviews are the gold standard in book reviews. Some (Publishers Weekly ...


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There are a great many Indie authors who don't understand why anyone would go to that many science fiction conventions, much less three additional ones ...

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Admittedly, I grabbed the lower section because I recognized them as all being predominantly self-published authors.

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In recent years the UK has seen a revolution in publishing, with independent presses bringing in much needed energy and daring to the sector. It would be ...

In the months before your book is published, you should begin reaching out to fellow authors to request endorsements. Ideally, testimonials should come from ...

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... a week or a seasoned pro with several a day, there is no wrong way to set a quota—as long as it is a number you can reach comfortably and consistently.

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MYTH: If you have a traditional publishing career, your agent/editors won't let you self publish other titles.

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(For those who don't know, SPFBO is the Self Published Fantasy Blog-Off and is hosted by the wonderful Mark Lawrence. The official page is HERE if you would ...

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Every entrepreneur should self-publish a book, because self-publishing is the new business card

For those of you unfamiliar with the “Bingo Card” concept, basically, if you see one or more of your favorite arguments for how ZOMG EPUBBING WILL CHANGE ...

How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon

In the intro, I mention that Flipkart has closed its doors in India and their audience has been transferred to Kobo [Techcrunch], Amazon has launched a new ...

Why Is The Federal Government Threatening An Indie Book Publisher With $100,000 In Fines?


So, your manuscript is finished (raise the flags!) and you're ready to self- publish your ebook. You've already set up an account on Kindle Direct Publishing ...