Tag Archives: Self-Publishing

Sell Sheets: An Intro Guide For New Self-Publishers

Synopsis A sell sheet is a one-sheet flyer that gives some detailed information about a book and its author. Here is a short discussion of what a sell sheet is and is not, how to use it, and what information … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Self-Publishers Should Avoid Selling To Bookstores

Synopsis Trying to get bookstores to accept your book and give it shelf space is very time-consuming, difficult to achieve, and can become very costly for the self-publisher. Here are ten good reasons that a new self-publisher should AVOID spending … Continue reading

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Differentiation And Positioning For Authors

Synopsis In order to become a financially successful author, you must learn how to differentiate and position yourself and your book as the go-to person and book that will help the readers solve their problems. This is not a difficult … Continue reading

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11 Free Testimonial Sources For Non-Fiction Authors

Synopsis Testimonials from a wide variety of people is a great way to bring credibility, exposure (eyeballs), and higher sales for your book. Here are eleven sources to find free testimonials that you can use to help promote your book … Continue reading

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2 Amazon Marketing Tools To Help Make Your Book A Financial Success

Synopsis Amazon provides two very powerful and easy-to-use tools to get our books in front of millions of potential readers and buyers. Together these two tools help form the basic foundation of an author’s marketing plan. Related Posts3 Easy Steps … Continue reading

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2 Essential Ingredients That Make A Book Foreword Great

Synopsis A foreword is an essential marketing tool for your non-fiction book. If it’s written properly, and with some understanding and forethought about its role in your book’s success, it can have a substantial impact on your book sales. In … Continue reading

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Questions To Ask Yourself BEFORE Writing Your Book’s Introduction

Synopsis Your book’s introduction is a crucial first step for readers. It prepares them for what’s to come AND ignites their interest to read on. This makes your book’s introduction an important marketing tool for your book. Here is a … Continue reading

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7 Types Of Testimonials: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Synopsis Testimonials need to be one of the key ingredients of your book’s marketing plan. If they’re created and utilized properly, they can have a very positive impact on your sales. This list gives you a quick run-down of a … Continue reading

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10 More Cons Of Self-Publishing: Or Why Self-Publishing Might Not Be Right For You

Synopsis Here are ten more reasons that explain why self-publishing might not be the right thing for you to get into when you are trying to publish your new book. Introduction Here are ten more reasons that explain why self-publishing … Continue reading

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3 Important Questions That Will Help You Create An Amazing Preface

How To Write A Preface That Will Make You Look Like A Pro, AND Get You More Book Sales Synopsis The preface is one of the important places for you to make an emotional connection with the reader. The more … Continue reading

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