Category Archives: Self Publishing Your Book

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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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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What is the ONE thing that has brought you more readers? Part 6 with Suzannah Windsor Freeman & Kathy Lynn Harris

In part 6 of this series, I talked to Suzannah Windsor Freeman & Kathy Lynn Harris about their self-publishing and promotional experiences. Both are busy Mothers, writers, and fantastic self-starting marketers. Enjoy! – Laura Suzannah Windsor Freeman, The Busy Mom’s Guide to Writing www.busymomsguidetowriting.com What do you wish you had known when you first started self-publishing? The biggest problem for me was having a deadline.
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From delivering bread at 2am, to selling 65,000 copies of his self-published books. Meet Kimanzi Constable!

We’ve all had jobs that we really disliked, right? I’ve had too many to mention! During high school and college I took on so many crappy part time jobs that I could write a book. Well Kimanzi Constable hated his job and did just that – he wrote the book. Two books in fact. But his books aren’t just a career moan-fest, they’re inspirational
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Your burning questions about taxes on book royalties answered! Self-Published Author Taxes Q&A with ‘Money Girl’ Laura Adams

Okay okay guys I don’t want to freak you out with that horrid word that begins with T and ends in X. But… Somewhere along the line we all need to think about it. Them. The T word thing. Yuk!     I, for one, am not a fan. But I figure that we’re all in this together, right? So I invited the lovely and
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The first British self-published authors to hit #1 spot on Amazon.co.uk

Interview with Mark Edwards on Living the Dream!   Mark Edwards and his writing partner Louise Voss were the first British indie authors to hit #1 & #2 on the Amazon.co.uk charts with Killing Cupid & Catch Your Death. But their journey to that point wasn’t exactly plain sailing… In part 1 of this interview (about 10 minutes), find out how long it took
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What is the ONE thing that has brought you more readers? Part 5 with Catherine Ryan Howard & Robert B. Lowe

Part 5 in this fab series where I ask indie authors 2 simple questions: 1. What do you wish you had known when you first started self-publishing? 2. What is ONE thing that you have done that brought you more readers? Today the wonderful Catherine Ryan Howard (aka Catherine, Caffeinated) & mystery-thriller author Robert B. Lowe are giving their thoughts… Catherine Ryan Howard, Author of Self-Printed
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How to successfully pitch a blog owner with a guest post, with author Jenny Ladner Brenner

Indie author Jenny Ladner Brenner emailed me a few weeks back, saying she had sold a couple of thousand copies of her book, The Dinner Party, since June “with limited marketing and networking”. She also asked if she could guest post or be interviewed on the site. I don’t typically accept unsolicited guestposts on here or do reviews, but I was interested in how she
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What is the ONE thing that has brought you more readers? Part 4, with Ingrid Ricks & Wendy Tokunaga.

Today’s interviewees have been online friends of mine for a while, and I respect both of them so much for their writing, marketing, but most of all for not taking themselves too seriously! Their personalities shine in their online presence and that fact alone no doubts draws readers to them. I’ve had the pleasure of grabbing coffee with Ingrid a couple of times (fellow
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