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Self-Publishing Industry Tips & Trends

How to Profit from Self-Publishing with the Steuben Press Academy

Save money and take control as a self-published author with the new Steuben Press Academy.

The 4 Pillars of the Perfect Press Release for Authors

Get more press for your next book with our self-published author’s guide to the four pillars of the perfect press release. 

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Digital Marketing Strategies for Authors

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. 

How to Sell More Books with Amazon Ads

Amazon is a huge marketplace for self-published authors, but there’s a lot of competition. How to break through the noise? It’s all about the ads.

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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

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.

6 Things to Know Before Choosing Your Trim Size

Size matters when it comes to marketing your self-published book. 

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Editing & Proofreading

Accidental Plagiarism and How to Avoid It

Understand accidental plagiarism as a self-published author by learning what qualifies as plagiarizing, how it can impact your career, and how to avoid it.

4 Tips to Improve Your Book’s Readability

If you’ve finished your self-published book, congratulations!

You've written, edited, rewritten, second-guessed and finally ended that final sentence, completing a fully-formed work of art born from your own words and ideas.

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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

Learn more about Al's book at www.orderlyforlee.com.