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Self-Publishing Industry Tips & Trends

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. 

5 Powerful Reasons You Should Write a Business Book Now

As a business owner, chances are your schedule is so full that writing a book is on your 5- to 10-year plan, at best. 

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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: 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.

Steuben Author Highlight: Karen Barbee

If you find yourself yearning for a taste of the simpler life in our over-stimulated, over-worked, and over-stressed society, you’re sure to find escape in the pages of Karen Barbee’s new book, The 406 Table.

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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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In early 2013 I approached Steuben Press on a book project I'd hope to get off the ground. I was referred to them by another business entirely, which I think is a credit to how Steuben Press is seen amongst their competitors. The project was a 120 page, full color art book that came out amazing. They under promised and over delivered a great book which I’m happy to report is already on its third printing. I have and would recommend Steuben Press to my friends and other self-publishers.

– Ian Robert McKown, Colorado

See Ian’s incredible artwork and buy his book at www.ianrobertmckown.com