You've finally made the commitment to be a self-published author. Your book's printed, you made an amazing author website, and you can’t wait to share your work with the world.
Don't believe the hype about the internet killing books. Research shows that book readers have stayed true to their favorite hobby.
The myth of “writer’s block” can be a dangerous one for self-published writers. Just using the term as a self-diagnosis for your creative block can make the challenge seem insurmountable.
Being a self-published author means you get to enjoy the creative freedom you always desired. You work on your own deadlines, and decide exactly how your book budget is spent. You’re even getting good at marketing yourself and your creative projects in the process!
It can be tough to stand out as a writer in a sea of indie authors. To find a loyal following, your audience needs to trust you. And what better way to earn that trust than by winning a book award?
Writer’s block: the sworn enemy of every author.
Much like the guy who crashed on your couch in college, it moves in at the worst time possible, makes itself comfortable, and seems intent on staying indefinitely.
Thanks to the Internet, times are always changing on the marketing front.
At first glance, book printing and book publishing can seem pretty similar. But there a few important differences for self-published authors to understand.
Book printers print and bind your book, while book publishers are focused on owning the intellectual property of your book itself.
With the increasing capabilities of the Internet, self-publishing becomes more possible for aspiring writers every year.
Self-publishing your book is a powerful way to get your story out into the world as an aspiring author.
When I was looking for a printer for my first book I put the project on a nationwide search site. The very first applicant was Steuben Press. Their estimate remained competitive as more than thirty others flooded in. Since then, through two more books and multiple printings, Steuben Press has proved themselves efficient, timely, responsive, and when I call, it's like in "Cheers," a place they know your name. I recommend them without reservation.
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