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Self-Publishing Industry Tips & Trends

Got a Bad Review on Your Book? Here’s What to Do Next

As a self-published author, getting bad reviews on your book is a huge bummer.

It’s never easy to see a glaring 1-star review attached to your beloved book. You put in all that hard work, only to be dragged by a critic.

Here Are the Best Book Awards for Self-Published Authors in 2021

It can be tough to stand out as a writer in a sea of indie authors. Just about anyone can put out a book these days.

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Digital Marketing Strategies for Authors

How to Make Facebook Ads to Promote Your Self-Published Book

Luckily, you’ve done most of the hard writing work already. The next step for you will be marketing your book so that it can gain traction and be seen by as many people as possible.

5 of the Best Alternatives to Amazon for Selling Your Books

Here are 5 indie platforms where you can sell your book so you can support not only yourself, but other indie authors and indie bookstores, too. 

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Traditional Book Marketing Strategies

The Best Way to Get a Speaking Gig as an Author

From making important contacts to higher brand visibility and beyond, you’ll be surprised at the opportunities you can cultivate from guest speaking gigs.

What Are ARCs And Are They Worth It?

When you send ARCs to the right people, your book can gain recognition and attention that can help boost your self-published book sales down the road.

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Book Design

How to Decide if Spiral Binding is Right for Your Book

So you’ve written a book and are convinced you’ve explored every detail…you’ve edited and re-edited, made sure you had an eye-catching cover, and formatted your eBook to be device friendly.

6 Best Free Photoshop Alternatives For Authorpreneurs

A list of our favorite and totally free Photoshop alternatives that self-publish authors can use to knock out their graphic design needs on their own.

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Editing & Proofreading

How to Find the Perfect Editor for Your Next Book

Maybe you’re in the market for an in-depth content editor to help you figure out character, plot, themes, or the overall structure of your book.

Everything You Need to Know About Hiring an Editor on Reedsy

Contrary to the myths, self-published authors can’t bring a book into the world alone.

Ever read the acknowledgement section of a book? You’ll probably notice a long list of editors, agents, and designers who made publishing that book possible.

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Author Features

Author Highlight: Urban Fantasy Author Veronica R. Calisto

Calisto discusses how indie publishing gave her the freedom to explore out-of-the-box ideas, her greatest publishing and printing challenges, and her advice for aspiring authors.

Author Highlight: Self-Published Poet and Painter Violet Mitchell

Author Violet Mitchell discusses the ups and downs of working with Amazon and the joy of having complete artistic control as a self-published author.

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Writing Inspiration & Prompts

4 Reasons Books Are Important During Hard Times

The increase in book sales around the world begs a simple question: what makes us turn to books during uncertain times? Find out here.

5 Self-Published Books You’ll Love Reading to Your Children

If you’re a parent, times have probably changed a lot since you were a kid.

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I was very fortunate to find Steuben Press for my self-published book. After interviewing several companies, I received a call from the owner and received a personal introduction to the process. I really needed that with this project. I was astonished at the quality of my finished product. Thanks for the personal service and providing quality work.

– Al Arnold, Madison, MS

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