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3 Writers Share How to Stay Inspired

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.

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Social Media Series: How to Find New Fans and Sell Your Book on Facebook

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.

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How to Get an ISBN For Your Self-Published Book (And Why You Need One)

What are those numbers on the back of every book, and why are they so important?

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5 Things Your Author Site Needs to Sell More Books

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.

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How Much You Can Save When You Self-Publish

From maximizing on royalties to owning the copyright, here’s how you can save money when you self-publish.

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4 Tried and True Tips to Get Your Book Published

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.

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4 Ways to Impress at Your First Book Signing

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.

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Tips for Writing a Back Cover That Sells

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.

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Book Cover Art: How to Find and Hire a Stellar Book Cover Designer

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.

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6 Things to Do Before Your First Writer’s Conference

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.

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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.

Their proof was perfect! The illustrations were crisp, the print clear, and the construction high quality. But the cover! Absolutely beautiful and softly glossed, Steuben's production added depth to the colors and popped the fine design by my cover artist. My book shimmers on the shelf!

Now I sell only Steuben's copies by hand and feel confident that my readers are receiving the best product reflecting my years of effort and passion for my subject."

Sunny Weber

– Sunny Weber, Denver, CO