The Cost of Self-publishing a Book: What Most Will Never Want You to Know.

It’s been seven years since I have been in the book publishing business. The learning curve has been a steep one. Some of the things I wish I’d learned in self publishing has been costly. But in the name of learning I would say it has been worthwhile and I want to reveal these to you.…

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Top free ways to increase traffic to your author website

I hope some of you non-fiction authors find this helpful. I have many ideas for non-fiction (and will blog more on this later) … not so for fiction authors–which is what I am. Top tips for my non-fiction author friends to help in their book marketing. Unlike fiction authors like myself there is a fast…

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Launchrock – The Fastest Way to Acquire CustomersTips on self-publishing and how to succeed as an Indie author

Launchrock is a free to use website you can sign up to and use to test your publishing (or any other types ) ideas. It’s easy to set up and you don’t need to worry about getting servers to host your domains etc. Just choose your project name and use the url they give you.…

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Benchmark EmailTips on self-publishing and how to succeed as an Indie author

Benchmark Email This is a great free email marketing provider. But i feel that it’s better than mailchimp since it not only allows you to have 2000 free subscribers but you can also have an auto responder attached to it.  200 is a big number. I’d read somewhere that if you have even 1000 super…

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Convert a manuscript to Mobi and Epub files free, at a click of a button.

  Most writers already know that to be self-published we have to have our books on Amazon and hopefully on iBooks or Kobo. But how do we convert our word doc manuscripts without having to go through all the technical stuff, or paying hundreds of dollars for conversion? (I’ve done both. Multiple times!) If you…

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How to set up a Goodreads Giveaway (physical book)

If you’re an author—even a new one—and have done any form of research on Indie or self-publishing you’d have heard of Goodreads. An arm of Amazon it’s where voracious readers congregate and opine about their latest reads. It’s not a bad place to conduct a giveaway. At the time of this writing, Goodreads is experimenting…

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Book Marketing Help– A global customized Amazon link

For many of us authors we sell on Amazon. Unfortunately, Amazon has unique links for different countries. It may not seem like a big deal but why even lose a single potential reader? I thought Book Linker gives us a simple and elegant solution. Get it for each of your Amazon books and when your…

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How to format your Microsoft word document (manuscript) for print books (paperbacks)

  Again a follow-along step-by-step process. I have scoured the internet and since I am a visual learner others who are new to Indie publishing and also learn best by watching would find these step by step tutorials I have watched myself useful. There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of new Indie authors who waste thousands…

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How To Upload Your Manuscript Onto Createspace

I’ve started a new series to help Indie authors do things themselves for free or for next to nothing. You don’t have to be techie—I am not! But I’m not one to sit around and stare into space like this lady below either. If you are a new author and are unsure of how exactly…

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Book Marketing for Indie Authors: Getting Email Subscribers Tips

How to benefit most from a KDP Select free day. The thing with giving away free books is that you must get something back. I know it sounds mercenary but when you think about all the blood, sweat and tears and the money spent writing, crafting etc., the least you should get on this investment…

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