Publishing Unchained

Getting an Endorsement (blurb) for your book…

Finding endorsements or blurbs for your book and book jacket is no easy task. No one likes asking another author or a subject expert to read, review, and publicly endorse your book. What if they hate it? What if they disagree with it? Or what if they say no? The general understanding is if the…

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Your Publishing Imprint Is A Reflection Of You…

WHAT’S IN A NAME? First and foremost, your imprint needs a name. It is a reflection of you. Either who you are or how you want to be portrayed. Like most people who got into the independent publishing business for various reasons, I had to choose a name for my imprint as well. I wanted…

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Do You Have the Right Mindset For Independent Publishing

Previously we’ve discussed a few basics before you get started with your independent publishing venture—Toolkit, Types of publishing options, and more. Now let’s see if you have the proper mindset to move to the next step… From this point on, you cannot think like an author. That will make this so much more difficult than…

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Have you decided to publish your book in print?

It has been a while since I posted a blog about independent publishing…or a blog post at all…so what do you say we jump back in? As I mentioned in an earlier installment, probably muddying the waters as I waded along, it is my opinion that there is a difference between self-publishing and independent publishing—however…

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Publishing Unchained—Publisher Responsibility

  My father once told me that if something was worth doing, it was worth doing right. I took the same approach with writing and publishing. Don’t confuse the two. This book is not about writing. The market is already flooded with wonderful and informative guides about writing and writing well. All I can suggest…

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Publishing Unchained—AUTHOR/PUBLISHER TOOLKIT

  What do you need before you publish your book? This is an important question since you need to be promoting your book months before it becomes available. The world needs to know you’re an author or publisher. The world needs to know you have a book for sale and that they want to buy…

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Publishing Unchained—Introduction

Over the course of the next few weeks I will post sections of my book about publishing entitled Publishing Unchained: An Off-Beat Guide to Independent Publishing. The first snippet is the introduction below. Designed as an eBook for Kindle, Publishing Unchained is also available for sale in paperback. Here is the link if you’re interested…

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Welcome!

It was time to toss out the old and bring in the new. Speaking of my website, of course. I think you’ll like the new look…I know I sure do. AuthorBytes has done an outstanding job. Please take the time to explore the site, recommend it to your friends, and while you’re there, sign up…

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