From jotting down all your ideas to researching to networking, there are things you can do today to help keep your creative juices flowing and your project moving forward.
Here are 3 insights from successful writers about maintaining your inspiration as a self-published writer.
As a self-published author, you’ve got multiple hats to wear: author, literary agent, publisher, marketing manager, and sometimes even cover designer.
And one of the most important roles you’ll play in your book’s financial success? Social media strategist.
What are those numbers on the back of every book, and why are they so important?
Your author website is your main platform for finding new readers and communicating with existing fans. Here are the 5 things your writer’s website must have to help you sell more books.
From maximizing on royalties to owning the copyright, here’s how you can save money when you self-publish.
Although every writer has the opportunity to self-publish, it’s not always a smooth road ahead. Self-publishing takes time, dedication and hard work — just like writing.
Your first book signing is an important part of your book’s marketing plan — and an exciting marker of success. It’s your chance to celebrate all the late nights and endless hours you put into your book, to interact with adoring fans, and to hook new readers.
As a self-published author, your book’s marketing campaign is likely dependent on a one-person team — you! Which is why it’s so important for your book’s cover and back cover to help it jump off the shelf and into the hands of eager new readers.
Your book cover is the first thing potential readers see. It makes the first impression and gives readers a glimpse into the journey your book will take them on.
As a self-published author, your first writer’s conference is a chance to connect with other writers, impress literary agents, and build buzz about your own writing projects.
But without the right preparation and focus, you could miss out on career-changing opportunities.
After a disappointing proof of my labor-intensive and much loved manuscript from another printer, I decided to try Steuben Press. Based on recommendations from many of my publishing team who are all members of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), I submitted my book to Adam and his staff.
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