Being a self-published author means also being a self-taught editor, marketer, website designer...the list goes on.
When you decided to become a self-published author, you maybe didn’t realize you had to train yourself in entrepreneurship, too.
At Steuben Press, we’re not shy about the fact that being a self-published author can give you more control over your creation and help you make more money.
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.
For those who live here, it’s no secret that Denver is home to a booming literary scene. Programs like the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop, Denver’s only MFA program through Regis University, and endless DIY and community-based writing workshops give Denver writers from all walks of life a welcome place at the writing table.
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?
One thing that Denver has become known for over the past decade is its massive influx of out-of-staters moving to the Mile High City. Whether it be a consequence of this ever-changing mix of voices or a reaction to the inspiring cultural and physical landscape of the state, Colorado is home to a rich and vibrant poetry scene.
As an indie or self-published author, your book release party is a chance for you to put down the pen and raise a glass to all those countless late nights, endless edits, and tearful calls to your editor (which may or may not be your mom, we don’t judge).
If you’ve been debating skipping out on the eBook craze, you may want to reconsider.