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.
If you’re a writer, you’re probably no stranger to Microsoft Word. But when it comes to self-publishing, you may not know how to format your Word document for book printing.
These five best author/writer websites are great inspiration for how you can make your own website attract readers, sell copies of your book, and make you money as a self-published author.
As a self-published writer, establishing a credible reputation is key to building your fan base. Book browsers don’t want to spend their money on just any title; they want to make sure you’re the author to tell the story they want to experience.
Every writer knows how important the role of an editor is to the success of their book.
However, if you’re a self-published author, you may not have the budget or resources to afford to hire an editor. This means you’ll need the tools to self-edit your book.
If you’re a self-published author, chances are you can’t afford to hire a team to edit your book (let alone your website, blog, emails, social media posts, etc.)
For the self-publishing author, marketing your book is the only way to make sure your brilliant ideas get into the hands of the grateful reader.
In the case of at-home writer’s block, a change of scenery could be all you need to get your creativity flowing again. We’ve got some ideas for places you can explore to get away from your desk and get the words flowing again.
Kurt Vonnegut once said, “Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.”
In early 2013 I approached Steuben Press on a book project I'd hope to get off the ground. I was referred to them by another business entirely, which I think is a credit to how Steuben Press is seen amongst their competitors. The project was a 120 page, full color art book that came out amazing. They under promised and over delivered a great book which I’m happy to report is already on its third printing. I have and would recommend Steuben Press to my friends and other self-publishers.
See Ian’s incredible artwork and buy his book at www.ianrobertmckown.com