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Crowdfunding a Book: Author Jenn Aubert Finds Success

In recent months, crowdfunding has become a viable option for funding book projects. While many authors succeed in reaching their goals, many more authors fail and fail miserably. I fall into the latter category. Earlier this year, I tried my hand at raising money for a book on blogging. I utilized Kickstarter and came […]

How to Get the Book Cover You Really Want

For most self-published authors, getting a cover for their book consists of spending a few hours scouring iStockphoto or 123rf.com (my personal favorite) and choosing a suitable image or two. From there, a graphic designer typically works their magic and “poof,” a cover is ready to be uploaded to KDP or Createspace. That’s the normal route. […]

5 Ways to Sell More Books From Your Website

One of the nice things about selling books directly to the reader, is that most of the profit is yours to pocket. For the self-published author, this is HUGE. Selling books isn’t easy and we all know how hard it is to make a living off of writing.

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Thinking Outside of Mainstream: Alternative Ways to Sell Your Self-Published Book

When we think of self-publishing a book, mainstream sales channels immediately come to mind. Amazon, Smashwords, B&N.com, and author websites are frequently used to sell indie books. While these platforms are quintessential to any book marketing plan, we often overlook some of the best opportunities out there. […]

How to Lower the Cost of Self-Publishing

Although statistics vary, self-publishing a book can cost anywhere from $1,000 (give or take) upwards of $20,000 or more. The costs depend on how much of the work you do yourself and how much you are willing to pay for professional services such as developmental editing, cover design, and formatting, among other factors and expenses. […]

5 Things You Can Do Today To Sell More Books On Amazon

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make all the difference. The same can be said for selling your self-published book on Amazon. There are some simple tweaks and additions that you can make to help boost sales. […]

What makes a great book cover?

As a self-published author, you have to prove yourself in the marketplace in order to be taken seriously and have people actually buy your books. One way to accomplish this is ensuring that every book you publish has a great book cover. […]

How to Build a Following Before Your Book is Published

Every author dreams of having legions of fans drooling over the release of their new book. Nothing is more exciting than selling thousands of copies on the very first day! It’s also a thrill connecting with people who thoroughly enjoy your writing. […]

6 Ways for Self-Published Authors to Handle Bad Reviews

For a self-published author, getting a bad review can feel a lot like getting punched in the stomach. It hurts deeply and often takes the wind right out of you. Anger is usually the next emotion, followed by feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy. It’s not a pretty cycle, but it does come with the […]