Category Archives: Self Publishing Your Book

Exactly how one author sells 70-75 books a day.

“… I have broken a certain barrier and have been able to lift the Trilogy into a meaningful level of visibility.”  This is an email I received from a former student of my online book marketing class, Octavia Randolph. I am reprinting it with her permission here, with some very minor edits to keep it succinct.  Dear Laura I took your on-line marketing class (the
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5 Places to Find an Intern to Help with Your Book Marketing this Summer

Hello hello. I’m on a mission this weekend – I’m looking for summer help with The Write Life Magazine. Interns in fact. Things have been ramping up with the publication (issue 2 is out today!) and it’s time to find excited, young writerly people to help with content, social media and PR. And this gave me this great idea that authors could use a
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8 tips for writing an enchanting author bio

It’s tough isn’t it, writing about yourself?! Even talented writers, who naturally bestow the beautiful written word onto the world everyday without difficulty, seemingly have trouble writing a decent bio. Pinpointing what is interesting and enchanting about your self is not an easy thing to do. But it’s soooooo important. Your bio is the perfect place to sell yourself as an entertainer. You are
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Six Powerful Ways to Market Children’s Books

Today’s guest post is a great one, and courtesy of Gail and Penny from To Press & Beyond – a full-service book shepherding company that specializes in children’s and juvenile titles. I invited them onto the blog to give us some actionable tips on how to market a children’s book. And boy did they deliver! I think you’ll love these 6 powerful ways to spread the
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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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Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started Self-Publishing: Indie Authors Share their Insights

If there’s one thing I love about the indie author community, it’s the sense of community and camaraderie. Thanks to a handful of supportive and generous indie authors, I’ve got some great insights to share with you – straight from them, for your benefit. This post is a must-bookmark as this information is invaluable, especially if you are a novice indie author about to
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Indie Authors Share 10 Golden Nuggets of Info: The ONE Thing That I’ve Done to Get More Readers

Today we’re tapping into the great minds (and successes) of independent authors with this post 10 Golden Nuggets of Info : The ONE Thing That I’ve Done to Get More Readers. You’re gonna want to bookmark this! Without further adieu…  1. “Take advantage of KDP Select Free Days” – Kathy Lynn Harris, Blue Straggler and Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, The Girl in the Tapestry, His Wife
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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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Q&A with Guy Kawasaki, author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book

Note: Today’s post is a special one – a Q&A with Guy Kawasaki, New York Times Bestseller, co-founder of Alltop.com and former chief evangelist for Apple. Guy has published both traditionally and independently. His new book, released today, is called Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book. In the Q&A I ask him about his experience with self-publishing, and his thoughts on
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