Topic: How to Publish

The ISBN Dilemma … Should Authors Buy Their Own?

The ISBN Dilemma … Should Authors Buy Their Own?

WOWSA! Such a deal … buy your ISBN for only ten bucks … who wants to pay $125? The real questions are: are they legit ISBNs? Or, are they knockoffs? Or, are they a re-sale? And if they are a resale, are they being sold by an approved resale outlet? Are they legit … or are they fake? What’s an author to do?
 

All authors need to understand this: ISBNs are ONLY ISSUED by Bowker … …

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Meet Inkling … One of the New Kids on the Block in eBooks Creation

Meet Inkling … One of the New Kids on the Block in eBooks Creation

We authors are always on the prowl for platforms to connect with readers. eBooks are approximately 20 percent of the buyer user/preference. Have you discovered Inkling yet?
Inkling is a cloud publishing platform where you can create beautiful, interactive content and share it securely with customers, employees, or partners, across all devices, anywhere in the world.
It’s got the ability to create collaborative with others; manage it all within your computer  a la “the cloud”, templates to …

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Enter the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition

Enter the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition

HOT News for all authors and authors-to be!
 
Make your publishing dream come true
…with the Author U Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition

 

Do you have your manuscript ready or almost there?
Is crossing the finishing line and having your book in print a goal?
Would you like expert publishing help for free?

As the premier authoring resource in the country, AuthorU.org creates community, education, guidance, vision and success for the serious author. It is a 501c6 non-profit membership organization. …

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The Morphing Times of Publishing for Today’s Author

The Morphing Times of Publishing for Today’s Author

Ahhh, times have changed—which publishing road does an author take today? With the Internet and today’s technology, traditional publishers are being turned on their heads, self and independent publishers have morphed into new critters—ranging from “Wow—look at these books, they are amazing” to “Wow—these like they were done with Elmer’s Glue at the kitchen table.”

You must build your book – otherwise, readers won’t come!

You must build your book – otherwise, readers won’t come!

Books don’t happen overnight. Neither does author success. Too many authors fiddle, sometimes for years, gazing into the belly button of “what ifs”.

Today’s blog has got a lot of questions for you. Let’s start with: How’s your book doing? Is it done? Published? Are you selling copies? Is everything working out as you envisioned … as you planned for you and your book? Would you like to know how to get published? Discover what your …

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Move Over Netflix … Here Comes Bookflix

Move Over Netflix … Here Comes Bookflix

Move Over Netflix … Here Comes Bookflix
The Buzz Arrives … Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Lands!
Amazon has a new offering … the dust hasn’t settled but the buzz is flowing. You have heard of Netflix. This is Bookflix.
If you at think about using this program, here’s a HUGE caution: 
Indies would do well to avoid Kindle Unlimited for one simple reason:  it requires KDP Select exclusivity. For me, doing an exclusive means that there has to be a tremendous …

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Authors Surfing the Publishing Wave

Authors Surfing the Publishing Wave

Twenty plus years ago, one of my author friends coined one of my favorite book titles: Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers. It’s all about change and slashing through the things that continually hold people and companies back. A few years ago, I ran into Bob Kriegel at a conference we were both speaking at. He was still talking about burgers and he reminded me of a story he told me long ago about surfing …

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