It Takes a Village to Publish a Book

I've been seeing a trend over the past couple of years (maybe longer) where self-published authors are beginning to cast away the title "self-published" in favor of "independently published author," or "indie author." I love the title "independently published author." Now, this isn't to say I'm opposed to the term "self-published." In fact, I use …

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The Essential Self-Publishing Guide

This is an exciting week for me! For the past several months, I've been working on putting together a self-publishing guide. My original plan was to compile previous articles I'd written, but the project got away from me and turned into over 170 pages. The Essential Self-Publishing Guide is for writers who are considering self-publishing. …

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The Amazon Decision

Today, I did something I've been planning to do for a long time. I uploaded Better than Perfect to Smashwords. For the past several months, that novel was my only book (out of 8) to be exclusive on Amazon. In fact, since it's publication in 2014, it has never been listed in e-book format on …

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Beware the Experts

Experts. They're everywhere. Self-publishing experts, social media experts, writing experts... the list goes on and on. How can you tell if someone is an expert in their field? Anyone can claim to be an expert. Not everyone who claims to be an expert is an expert. They lack credentials, experience, and sometimes integrity. They sell …

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The Death of a Book Blog

Most of the readers who follow this blog are aware I have another blog - a promotional blog called Authors to Watch. For the past year, I have interviewed hundreds of authors, promoted hundreds of books, and posted dozens of reviews. What started out as a small blog that boasted the occasional post evolved into something quite …

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