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Sell More Books Using Vellum and Pronoun

Sell More Books Using Vellum and Pronoun

Using Vellum and Pronoun to Sell More Books All authors are continually on the lookout for ways to sell more books. The bad news is that it’s damn difficult. The good news is that there are clever and innovative people looking for new ways to make it easier to sell more books. I’m not referring […]

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Advertising Using Bookbub and Pronoun

Advertising Using Bookbub and Pronoun

Advertising Using BookBub and Pronoun Everyone knows that BookBub is the holy grail of promotions. Talk to any author who’s been around awhile and they’ll tell you—BookBub delivers the sales. So advertising using BookBub is worth it, right? Yes. But with that said, it can be painful because Amazon, B&N, and Kobo all have taken […]

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Editing by Yourself — Something You Should Never Do

Editing by Yourself — Something You Should Never Do

Written by on April 25, 2017 in blog, ebooks, self-publishing, Uncategorized, writing with 0 Comments

Editing by Yourself — Something You Should Never Do I don’t know why I’m writing this, except to help out those who are foolish enough to try to edit a manuscript themselves. It’s not something I recommend; in fact, I strongly oppose it. I write blog posts without editors, but I wouldn’t think of releasing […]

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Using Vellum and Text Expander to Sell More Books

Using Vellum and Text Expander to Sell More Books

Written by on April 11, 2017 in blog, ebooks, self-publishing, writing with 0 Comments

Using Vellum and Text Expander to Sell More Books I know a lot of authors, and if they have one thing in common it’s that they are always trying to find a way to sell more books. And that’s not an easy task. It’s not like selling lemonade; you can’t just open up a book […]

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Assisted Publishing, is it For You?

Assisted Publishing, is it For You?

Written by on February 1, 2017 in blog, ebooks, self-publishing with 0 Comments

Assisted Publishing Self-publishing has grown substantially over the past few years, and like all industries that experience strong growth, it has attracted more than its share of scam artists and companies ready to take advantage of unwary authors. Most of these companies hide under the umbrella of ‘assisted publishing’ and do their best to appear […]

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Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press

Written by on October 27, 2016 in blog, self-publishing with 0 Comments

Outskirts press may be rated highly by some, but please take a closer look.

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Do You Need A Copyright For Your Book?

Do You Need A Copyright For Your Book?

Written by on October 25, 2016 in blog, ebooks, self-publishing with 0 Comments

A lot of companies try charging you for copyrights. Should they? Do you need a copyright for your book?

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Do You Need an ISBN for eBooks

Do You Need an ISBN for eBooks

Written by on May 23, 2016 in ebooks, self-publishing with 1 Comment

Everything You Need To Know About ISBNs Be warned—this is a long post, but it covers a lot of ground, so bear with me. The first section deals with everything you need to know about ISBNs, or close to it. And the second section is devoted to a question I get asked all the time: […]

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Do I Need Barcodes On My Books?

Do I Need Barcodes On My Books?

Written by on December 23, 2014 in blog, self-publishing with 0 Comments

Before we dig deeply into barcodes and ISBNs and why any of this is needed, let’s get one thing out of the way.

If you intend to sell your print books in stores—yes, you need a barcode.

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