Category Archives: Self-Publishing

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 a free PDF of this questionnaire. 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 business plan will give … 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 a free PDF of these commandments. 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 able to fearlessly create … 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 PostsSell Sheet Worksheet And Questionnaire For Self-Publishers Needs And Wants Reduced To Its Simplest Terms (Infographic) Understanding Your Reader’s Needs AND Wants Can … 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 Posts3 Questions To Help You Discover Your Passion 4 Hot Tips To Writing A Sell Sheet’s “Call-To-Action” 9 Tips On Writing A Great … 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 Posts4 Simple Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your Outbound Marketing Efforts 4 Myths About Sell Sheets That Can RUIN Your Book Sales 5 Signs … 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

Synopsis Are you really ready – not just your manuscript, but you – to self-publish? Here is a list of the ten most important things you must consider before getting into self-publishing. Related Posts12 Ways to Recycle Your Content (Infographic) … Continue reading

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3 Common Myths About Book-Buyer Retention

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction The business concept of holding onto, or retaining, past and current customers, is typically not given much thought … Continue reading

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2 Essential Ingredients That Make A Book Foreword Great

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction A foreword is an essential marketing tool for your non-fiction book. If it is written properly, and with … Continue reading

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What Makes A Great Sell Sheet? A Guide For Self-Publishers

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction On its surface the sell sheet might simply look like a static piece of marketing material. But under … Continue reading

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5 Profitable Ways To Use Your Book’s Sell Sheet

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction Your sell sheet is the equivalent of your book’s resume, and it can be a very powerful and … Continue reading

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7 Questions To Ask Before Writing Your Book’s Sell Sheet

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. Introduction A sell sheet is not as simplistic as it might first appear. It is much more than a … Continue reading

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Free Ebook: 10 Signs That You Are NOT Ready To Self-Publish

Download My Free Ebook No email address required. No strings, no tricks. Download, enjoy, and share. I hope that you find it informative and helpful. Please email me your questions, comments, and suggestions. Joe Are you really ready – not … Continue reading

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7 Amazon Tools To Help Market Your Book Like A Professional

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. As an author and self-publisher it is absolutely essential that you have a presence on Amazon. And luckily for … Continue reading

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

Editors Note: This post has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Click here to read the new post. If you have any hope of your book becoming popular and selling, it must look like a professional book. … Continue reading

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IndieReCon 2013

IndieReCon from Feb 19-Feb 21, 2013. This free online conference features over 25 guests who will discuss the nuts and bolts of self-publishing from the pros and cons all the way through marketing and being a bestselling author. Hashtags: #selfpublishing … Continue reading

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You Should Read This Before You Write That (Infographic)

If your latest get rich scheme is to write a book and watch the money roll in you might want to roll your eyes over to this infographic. The competition for readers is fierce and the book publishers know it. … Continue reading

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