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How to Promote Your Book on Goodreads

As a self-published author, it’s in your DNA to be a book nerd. But don’t worry — we love book nerds at Steuben Press. That’s why we became book printers, after all.

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The Digital Printing Advantage: Print Your Book in Color for Cheap

Nothing beats the feeling of holding your self-published book in your hands for the first time.

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3 Key Ingredients to Rock Your First Book Tour

You've finally made the commitment to be a self-published author. Your book's printed, you made an amazing author website, and you can’t wait to share your work with the world.

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Bust Through Writer’s Block with These Effective Exercises

The myth of “writer’s block” can be a dangerous one for self-published writers. Just using the term as a self-diagnosis for your creative block can make the challenge seem insurmountable

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Why You Need an Editor for Your Self-Published Book (and How to Find One)

Being a self-published author means you get to enjoy the creative freedom you always desired. You work on your own deadlines, and decide exactly how your book budget is spent. You’re even getting good at marketing yourself and your creative projects in the process!

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5 Writing Warmups to Bust Through Your Writer’s Block

Writer’s block: the sworn enemy of every author.

Much like the guy who crashed on your couch in college, it moves in at the worst time possible, makes itself comfortable, and seems intent on staying indefinitely.

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7 Common Self-Publishing Mistakes to Look Out For

Self-publishing your book is a powerful way to get your story out into the world as an aspiring author.

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7 Self-Published Authors Share Their Biggest Mistakes

Self-publishing your book has more than a handful of advantages over traditional publishing. 

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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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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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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