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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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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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Digital Marketing Strategies for Authors

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.

The Self-Published Author’s Guide to Pinterest Marketing

Pinterest is a surprisingly handy social media platform for self-published authors. Here, we explore why, as well as some handy tips to get you started.

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Traditional Book Marketing Strategies

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. 

3 Ways to Boost Your Book’s Consignment Sales

Congratulations, you’ve signed a consignment deal! All your hard work has paid off, and your book is on the shelf at a local bookstore. So why aren’t the crowds flooding in to buy it yet? 

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Editing & Proofreading

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.

Why You Need an Editor for Your Self-Published Book (and How to Find One)

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!

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Author Features

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.

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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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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Mary

Adam Ellis and his staff are amazing. I had complete cooperation and help throughout the process. I can't say enough. If anyone needs a reference, I am here. They did everything to help me finish my mother in law's story of her life efficiently and quickly. Thanks Adam!

– Mary Ralian, Pewaukee, WI

Mary Ralian's book is titled Anna's Story.