Category Archives: eBook Publishing

Are digital magazines the next big trend in publishing?

Although I still love holding a paper magazine  (and have subscriptions to plenty of them), I’m pretty darn excited about digital magazines and their advantages over print. I wrote about that in another blogpost, but in a nutshell; the interactivity, the video/ audio capabilities, the analytics you can track, the ability to communicate with the author of each article on social media as soon
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Why I’m Totally Okay with Giving My Book Away Free

Today’s guest post comes from the lovely Dana Sitar of DIY Writing. Dana recently moved to Seattle, and so we met for coffee a few weeks back at my favorite neighborhood writing spot. Now she’s contributing to the first issue of The Write Life Magazine and guest posting here. I don’t remember how we connected in the first place, but I’m guessing it was
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‘Before Publishing Your eBook: a 3-Month Checklist’ is here!

This one should be accompanied by a choir of angels. I’m so thrilled it’s out in the wide world! First, a cover reveal… Straightforward and simple, like the book itself. The WHY behind this guide I speak to a lot of first-time authors who are confused about knowing what to do, in what order for their book launch. They know that there is going
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Quick Q&A with Duolit, The Self-Publishing Team

Today’s post is a quick Q&A with “The Self-Publishing Team”, Duolit! I met Duolit on the Interwebs a while ago, I don’t even remember how. They’ve since formatted a book for me, hosted me on their blog, and we’ve even chatted on Skype. So of course I wanted to introduce them to you! I grabbed them for a quick Q&A, but be sure to
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How to Use Your Kindle to Self Edit Your Self-Published Book: Guest post from Matthew Turner

Today’s guest post comes from Matthew Turner, who is the author of the new book Beyond Parallel (which sounds great! I love the premise of the Sliding Doors type love story).  The 30 Day Books blog usually focuses on marketing and promotions tips, but I feel very, very strongly about having a well-edited book way as the groundwork of your promotions. Self-editing doesn’t replace editing by a
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Are you pressing publish before you’re ready – just because it’s so easy?

Yesterday I told you the story of my new guide that’s out TODAY – Fire Up Amazon: How to Tweak your Amazon Presence to Perfection and Ramp Up Your Sales Potential!   And if you read that post, you know what a pain in the you-know-what this one has been to write and create. It’s taking me way longer than expected to get off the
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Does your eBook Cover hit the right buttons? A Checklist

I’ve been putting the final touches to my new guide, which is out tomorrow. (It’s called Fire Up Amazon: Tweak your Amazon presence to perfection and ramp up your sales potential!) While I’m ecstatic to have the final product DONE, I have to admit that this guide has sucked the life out of me. Let me tell you the saga that is this book!
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The KDP Select blogposts every author should read

KDP Select has been one of the most widely debated and divided issues in self-publishing this year. A lot of the authors I have worked with have used it, and seen great results. But we didn’t make the decision to enter it lightly, and we spent hours preparing for it to ensure it’s success counterbalanced the negatives involved in entering the program. Bigger picture
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7 Ways to Get Your Book Reviewed

Happy Tuesday folks. It’s election results day here in the US, but to keep you distracted until the nerve-wracking results come in, I’ve got a great guest post for you! In this article, I talk about why getting reviews on Amazon should be your first book marketing priority. While organic reviews will come slowly but surely, I believe that it’s an indie author’s job
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SELF-PUBLISHING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC…?

If you’re outside of the US, then this post is for you. I’ve been feeling very guilty about neglecting my wonderful non-US readers with posts and tips that are aimed directly at self-pubbers in the land of Uncle Sam. I’m a Brit abroad, so while I know how frustrating it can be reading advice and stories that are US-only relevant, I had never self-published
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