Blog: Tips for the Self Publishing Author

Writing, editing, publishing, promoting and selling your books takes a lot of work. We here at Steuben Press want to help, and in this category we'll share our knowledge and stories with you!

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5 Exciting Secrets to Selling More Books

Every self-published author has different goals for their book. 

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3 Exciting Skills You Gain When Writing a Business Book

Self-publishing a business book is no small feat.

The writing process alone requires time, vulnerability in sharing your mistakes and successes, and a solid takeaway plan for your readers. Toss in the self-publishing process, and chances are you’ll be learning a new form of entrepreneurship entirely. 

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6 Things to Know Before Choosing Your Trim Size

Size matters when it comes to marketing your self-published book. 

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7 Tips to Successfully Crowdfund Your Next Book

Finding a publisher for your first book is hard. Really hard. There are something like 300,000 books released each year in the US by traditional publishers, but far more are being submitted to those publishers. Only a fraction of query letters and manuscripts will be read, and only a fraction of those will be considered for publication.

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The Perks and Risks of Hybrid Publishing

There are so many choices that come with being an author, with one of the most important being which route you’ll take in publishing.

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What a Book Designer Wants Self-Published Authors to Know

Being a self-published author means also being a self-taught editor, marketer, website designer...the list goes on. 

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Hook an Agent With a Killer Query Letter

When you decided to become a self-published author, you maybe didn’t realize you had to train yourself in entrepreneurship, too. 

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How to Pick the Right Genre for Your Self-Published Novel

As a self-published author, you’ve got to do everything you can to give your book an advantage in the market. Whether your goals are to stay on the self-published path or to get attention from a literary agent, you want to sell as many copies of your book as possible. 

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3 Ways to Boost Your Book’s Consignment Sales

Congratulations, you’ve signed a consignment deal! All your hard work has paid off, and your book is on the shelf at a local bookstore. So why aren’t the crowds flooding in to buy it yet? 

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5 Ways to Get Free Professional Reviews as a Self-Published Author

Although it may not always feel like it, being a self-published author has several advantages over traditional publishing

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