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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No Editor, No Problem: Self-Editing Tips for Writers

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.

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10 Free Editing Tools Every Writer Needs to Sharpen their Skills

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.)

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Tips for Marketing Your Book: The Secret to Selling More Copies

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.

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How to Take Your Writing to a Whole New Place — Literally

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.

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6 Tips for Staying True to Your Writing

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.”

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How to Get Real Book Reviews and Sell More Books

Your book is amazing. You know that. We know that. Does anyone else know that?

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3 Common Misconceptions About Self-Publishing

Whether you have published some of your work before or this is the first book you want to put out there, you may already know that there are two ways to get published.

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5 Fatal Self-Publishing Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Novel

Getting a book deal is not easy, and if you manage to get one, it usually comes with strategic and creative restrictions and a royalty contract that may or may not satisfy you.

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Your Book Is Written — Now What?

After months or maybe even years of work, your book is finally finished. You’re feeling great and can’t wait for the world to read your masterpiece. But how is anyone out there going to know about your book?

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How to Reduce Plagiarism in the Era of Self-Publishing

In the world of self publishing where anyone can upload a document to Amazon and call it a book, many authors are having their stories stolen.

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