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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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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