Category Archives: Self-Publishing

What Is Self-Publishing?: A Quick Overview

Synopsis Self-publishing is where you, the author, bypass all the intermediaries that are involved in traditional publishing. These intermediaries do the editing, designing, illustrating, marketing, promotion, etc. of your book. As a self-publisher, you get to choose which functions you … Continue reading

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8 Tips To Using Testimonials And Endorsements to Promote Your Book

Synopsis Testimonials and endorsements must be an integral part of your self-published-book marketing program. They should be shown and used everywhere and anywhere you have an opportunity to show them. These eight tips will give you a very powerful way … Continue reading

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10 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Self-Publishing Your Non-Fiction Book

Synopsis If you have any hope of your book becoming popular and selling, it must look and read like a professionally designed and edited book. This will immediately show your audience that you have respect for yourself, your readers, and … Continue reading

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Jump-Start Your Self-Publishing Business In 10 Steps

10 Steps To Self-Publishing Your First Book Synopsis These ten steps will help you painlessly jump-start your new self-publishing business. Although most of these steps are not difficult to accomplish, I believe that they will help you quickly lay the … Continue reading

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Writing A One-Page Business Plan: 5 Questions A Self-Publisher Must Ask

Click here to download this PDF ebook               Synopsis Whether you are about to self-publish your first book, or start a micro-niche publishing company, you need to have a business plan in place. A … Continue reading

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The 10 Reasons That Convinced Me To Become A Self-Publisher

Synopsis Here I share with you my favorite reasons for becoming a self-publisher. As I see it, self-publishing can be a great way to enhance your current career and business, but it can, with a lot of work and fortitude, … Continue reading

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The 10 Commandments To Becoming A Financially Successful Self-Publisher

Click here to download this PDF ebook               Synopsis Creating your first book might seem like a daunting task at first glance. But by devoting some time and effort to it, you should be … Continue reading

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The Business Of Self-Publishing Podcast on iTunes in the “What’s Hot” Category

Please check out my new podcast, and give it a rating. Thank you. Hashtags: #selfpublishing #bookmarketing Related Posts5 Surefire Ways To Optimize Your Book’s Sell Sheet (Infographic) All Blog Traffic Is Not Created Equal (Infographic) Book Foreword Man To The … Continue reading

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3 Common Myths About Book-Buyer Retention

Synopsis Understanding who your readers are, and what they need, and how to hold onto them, is essential for your financial success. Here are three common myths surrounding book-buyer retention that might have been preventing you from implementing a plan … Continue reading

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The Business Of Self-Publishing Podcast on iTunes in the “Self-Publishing” Category

Please check out my new podcast, and give it a rating. Thank you. Hashtags: #selfpublishing #bookmarketing Related PostsDirect Mail Marketing Vs. Email Marketing: What’s Best For Your Small Business? 4 Simple Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your Outbound Marketing Efforts 4 … Continue reading

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The Business Of Self-Publishing Podcast Appears On iTunes “New and Noteworthy” List

Please check out my new podcast, and give it a rating. Thank you. Hashtags: #selfpublishing #bookmarketing Related PostsGetting a Big Name to Write Your Book’s Foreword 10 Basic Steps To Setting-Up Your Blog Do The Best Book Ideas Originate In … Continue reading

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Start A Self-Publishing Business While You Maintain Your Regular Job

“Self-Publish, But Keep Your Day Job” Synopsis The reality of self-publishing is that most authors make little or no money from self-publishing. You must understand that it is going to take a lot of time and effort on your part … Continue reading

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10 Signs That You Are NOT Ready To Self-Publish

View the infographic that goes with this post Click here to download this PDF ebook               Synopsis Are you really ready – not just your manuscript, but you – to self-publish? Here is a … Continue reading

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New Book About Publishing Features My Articles

Publetariat Omnibus, 2008-2012: The Most Popular and Practical Posts From the First Four Years of Publetariat.com Authors: Alan Baxter, Julian Block, Mark Coker, Melissa Conway, Nick Daws, Joel Friedlander, April L. Hamilton, Joseph C. Kunz, Jr., Cheri Lasota, M. Louisa … Continue reading

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Ebook, PDF, And EPUB: What Is The Difference?: A Guide For Self-Publishers

What Does This Mean For a Self-Publisher?
As a small publisher it is essential that you prepare all of your publications for print and screen. You will need to be very familiar with both PDF and the EPUB format. Fortunately, there is only a very small learning curve to become familiar with each format. With a little effort it shouldn’t be too hard to learn about, understand, and use both formats. But learn them you must, because PDF is essential to running your publishing business, and EPUB is becoming the standard format for eBooks within the publishing industry. Continue reading

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