Publishing

HAS MARKETING BECOME A 4-LETTER WORD? (Part 2)

QUESTION: Is it easier to build a following of 10,000 people or get 10 people with 1000 followers each to share something exciting about your book? Or 20 people with 500 followers?   Time to assemble your TRIBE! A Tribe by any other name Launch Team Street Team Advocates Any other name you want or…

Read More

HAS MARKETING BECOME A 4-LETTER WORD? (Part 1)

Facebook Facebook ads Twitter Twitter ads Goodreads Goodreads ads Goodreads giveaways Instagram Linked-In Pinterest Mashable Hubspot Google + Vimeo Digg Flickr YouTube Periscope Blab Tumblr Reddit Paper.li LitRing Book Gorilla BookBub Book Funnel iReads Ryan Zee Many Books eBook Lister eBook Booster eBookasaurus Book Pebble   Feeling overwhelmed? I haven’t yet mentioned review houses or…

Read More

An Open Letter to All Indie Authors.

A Guest Post by Mike Pettit~ One of the best-kept secrets in the publishing business is how many authors use Amazon to publish their work. The number of published Amazon books is around 3 million plus, but the number of authors is not known. Just using basic math suggests there are 3 million authors assuming…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More