Category Archives: Self Publishing Your Book

What is ONE thing that has brought you more readers? Part 3 with Erik Atwell & Terri Giuliano Long

This is part 3 in the series where I ask indie authors two 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? I truly think that we can all learn a lot from each other’s mistakes and successes. Sharing this kind of knowledge, particularly in such
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My new book is out TODAY! Lessons learned from a pre-launch

I’ve been helping other authors produce and release their books for so long, that I’ve forgotten how fun it is releasing my own books! It’s been a year since I put one of my own titles out there. And it feels good :) A lot has changed in a year. In both the industry and for me in terms of what I know now
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What is the ONE thing that has brought you more readers? Part 2 with Giacomo Giammatteo & Lauren Clark

This is part 2 in the series where I ask successful self-published authors two 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? Read on for some great answers… 1. Giacomo Giammatteo, MURDER TAKES TIME GiacomoGiammatteo.com What do you wish you had known when you first started self-publishing?
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7 Authors & Books that you might not know were once self-published

Sometimes history surprises you. I recently learned that the great Virginia Woolf, and her husband Leonard, founded a small press called ‘Hogarth Press’. This was apparently to ensure that their books, and their friends’ books, would be published and discovered without having to get past the gatekeepers of traditional publishing (sound familiar?). This was an incredibly innovative move on the Woolfs’ part and goes
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Could this be the next Amanda Hocking? Meet indie author rockstar Ms. Colleen Hoover

Ok so HERE is an indie author you want to know about! Colleen Hoover is on her way to become the next Amanda Hocking, with a self-publishing fairy tale that’s just a little over 6 months long.   A friend recommended Colleen’s book, SLAMMED to me back in May, right around the time she was able to quit her day job to write full
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Reader Q&A: How do you approach authors for a cover blurb and solicit reviews?

Q: How do you approach authors for a cover blurb and solicit reviews? I have a book coming out soon and, I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m very shy about this. A: No need to be shy about this, authors are usually honored and flattered to be asked for a blurb. The worst that can happen is they can say no, and that’s
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The Self Publishing Roadmap is here, so sail your way to self publishing success!

This week marks the start of something pretty epic in the self-publishing world! Book design expert Joel Friedlander of TheBookDesigner.com is launching something that has never been done before online or off – a 6-week online training program that walks self-publishing wannabes through the process from start to finish.     I was invited in to the series for a sneak peek and was amazed at the incredible amount of
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5 Places To Find New Readers (and 3 Ways to Make Sure They Stick Around), Guest Post with Toni from DuoLit.

Very happy to welcome Toni Tesori (one half of DuoLit – The Self Publishing Team) on the blog today to talk about where and how to find new readers. She’s got some fabulous tips. Enjoy and don’t forget to check out the awesome DuoLit blog! – Laura I love the Price is Right. This past Monday, a woman was so taken with excitement she
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Indie Authors Doing it Right! Interview with Tarryn Fisher, The Opportunist. [Video]

“I like this rebellion that is happening with the indie authors”. This is the second video interview in our series, ‘Indie Authors Doing it Right!’. Today we are talking with Tarryn Fisher, author of ‘The Opportunist’. Over the next few months we’ll be talking to self-published authors who are successfully marketing and promoting their books and asking for their tips and advice. You can
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Indie Authors Doing it Right! Video Interview with Lauren Clark, Dancing Naked in Dixie

Hey folks, we have a new series ‘Indie Authors Doing it Right!’. Over the next few months we’ll be talking to self-published authors who are successfully marketing and promoting their books and asking for their tips and advice. You can also follow along the fun on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pepwu/indie-authors-doing-it-right/                 Lauren Clark is the author of Stay Tuned and
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