Steuben Press Blog
Self-Publishing Industry Tips & Trends
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.
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.
Working with Your Book Printer
Our virtual consultation services provide personalized and professional guidance to help you feel comfortable with the self-publishing process.
Digital Marketing Strategies for Authors
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.
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.
Traditional Book Marketing Strategies
From making important contacts to higher brand visibility and beyond, you’ll be surprised at the opportunities you can cultivate from guest speaking gigs.
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.
So you’ve written a book and are convinced you’ve explored every detail…you’ve , made sure you had an eye-catching cover, and to be device friendly.
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.
Editing & Proofreading
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.
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.
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 Violet Mitchell discusses the ups and downs of working with Amazon and the joy of having complete artistic control as a self-published author.
Writing Inspiration & Prompts
The increase in book sales around the world begs a simple question: what makes us turn to books during uncertain times? Find out here.
If you’re a parent, times have probably changed a lot since you were a kid.