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 […]
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. […]
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.
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]