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The Top 2020 Self-Publishing Trends You Should Know

The new decade has arrived, and with it comes new self-publishing trends. 

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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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Author Highlight: Executive Coach & Writer Cory Carlson

At Steuben Press, we’re no strangers to working with business leaders and coaches who want to take their know-how from the office to the page so they can reach more people.

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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 Do’s and Dont’s of Instagram for Self-Published Authors

When building a social media strategy for your self-published book, it’s important to know that the audiences for each platform you use (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) each have a different need from your posts. 

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9 Reasons Publishers Reject Books (And What You Can Do About It)

As a self-published author, it’s likely that you’ve faced rejection from prospective publishers before. It’s just part of the business.

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Author Highlight: Poet, Collaborator & Community Builder Ellie Swensson

Not all poetry is inspired by rhythm and sound, or pen pressed to paper. For some artists, poetry serves a powerful means toward the ends of collaboration, conversation, and community building. 

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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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