Topic: self publishing

Are You a Newbie to Publishing? Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part II

Are You a Newbie to Publishing?  Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part II

Publishing Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos aren’t fun … they can knock down your confidence, sabotage your bank account, and diminish your credibility. The savvy author can side-step many of them by not rushing to publish and getting educated to the publishing process. And, by using common sense.

Everywhere you turn, there is info via the Internet, on the bookshelf,  via videos,  and certainly from workshops. You would think that any beginning author would start with a …

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Are You a Newbie to Publishing? Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part I

Are You a Newbie to Publishing?  Don’t Shatter Your Publishing Journey – Part I

When newbie authors are asked about their publishing experience, the phrase “It’s overwhelming” would surface within the top three responses. And it is.

There is expansive information about publishing. Multiple books have been written on every aspect of it. Public and private workshops are available. Webinars flow daily. Author and writing groups are in most cities. Information is out there—a plethora of information—how to do it; what not to do; how to publish your book for …

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Authors, Book Publishing & ISBNs … Do You Need Them?

Authors, Book Publishing & ISBNs … Do You Need Them?

Book Publishing and ISBNs … Do Authors Need Them?
Do authors need ISBNs? Yes, they do … and that means you.

If you plan on selling your book, the answer is yes. If you are creating something that is not for re-sale—from the family history to your high school reunion … most likely not–books that fall into the “legacy” category.
How many should you have … just the one for your book or do you need others? What …

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8 Ways Self and Indie Authors Sell More Books

8 Ways Self and Indie Authors Sell More Books

The typical self-published author sells less than 100 books. One Hundred Freakin’ Books! Yikes. You can’t make a living that way. You can’t cover your costs of production. What you do has become frustrated and dismayed. In other words, you fail–something that wasn’t in your vision path when you first started doing your authoring and publishing path.
Yes Dear Author, there is a significant difference between authors who sell just a few books (and yes, that’s …

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A special request and ask of authors …

A special request and ask of authors …

A special request and ask of you …
AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing that I host on the Toginet Radio Network has been broadcasting for three years now. Its audience is robust. All shows are fresh and woven with content to advance you and your book’s success in publishing and marketing. Starting with a handful of listeners, it now has hundreds of thousands of live and downloads each month. The last two were essentials in building …

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The Perfect Author Antidote – Deal with Publishing Overwhelm

The Perfect Author Antidote – Deal with Publishing Overwhelm

Are you feeling overwhelmed in the publishing maze?
This week is the official launch for my latest book, How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. I love the fun of it … and the essentials/must haves and knows of it. And you will too

For everyone who lets me know that they already have a copy—and if you do PLEASE post a REVIEW on Amazon NOW … it makes a huge difference in your …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas September 26

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas September 26

 
I’m always the amused when authors to be jump the gun to become an author. Don’t, there’s lots you need to learn in the very fast whirlwind of publishing that if not, can paralyze your book. And you.

Avoid the RTP Syndrome … Rush to Publish. Too many authors rush into publishing without understanding the many hurdles and obstacles. Breathe and start learning. You are on a marathon, not a sprint.
Start hanging out … meaning that …

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Is Barnes & Noble Move Too Little, Too Late for Self-Published Authors?

Is Barnes & Noble Move Too Little, Too Late for Self-Published Authors?

The so called “HUGE news” in bookland last week was all about Barnes & Noble: it has actually made a competitive move that could leave Amazon in the dust  (there are 640 BN stores … Amazon has only 3) … but will it? I don’t think so. Maybe it may just be:

And maybe it’s too little, too late.
Yes, B&N is the gorilla when it comes to brick and mortar stores—in all 50 states. Amazon has …

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