Self Publishing

December 11, 2015

10 Things You Should Never Do When Self-Publishing Your Novel

Written By Savanna Williams If you’ve never self-published a book before, it’s easy to fall prey to a lot of faulty advice. Many people are eager to tell you “Just write, upload, and watch the money flow in!” If only it was that easy. Self-publishing is just as difficult as traditional publishing, just in its…

July 22, 2015

8 Essential Articles for Self Published Authors

This collection of articles contains comprehensive, thoughtful advice for self published authors by self published authors. The articles in this collection focus on giving concrete advice and encouragement for self published authors. Eleven Ways to Build an Audience for Your Writing Eleven concrete steps to take to develop an audience for your writing, not just…

7 Articles You Should Read Before Self Publishing

Self Publishing has been around since the dawn of writing. In the last century it has been mostly been frowned on. It was a field dominated by vanity presses that charged their authors a lot in order to be published. It was considered something that authors should do as a last resort. It was not…

July 9, 2015

The Sea of Tranquility: A Self Publishing Success Story

The Sea of Tranquility was initially self published by Katja Millay in 2012. Within only three weeks of being self published the novel was picked up by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. It went on to win the American Library Association’s Alex Award & A School Library Journal Best Book of the…

July 2, 2015

Smashwords: A Must for Your Author’s Toolbox

Every writer should have a toolbox – a go-to place that lists or houses all the fantastic contacts and resources that you can’t live without. Whether you’re self or traditionally published (or just building an author platform) one essential item to have in your toolbox should be Smashwords – the eBook distributor. About 50% of…

June 23, 2015

Wattpad: A Source of Support for Young Writers

I joined Wattpad two years ago. When my first novel was recently released, I was looking for more ways to promote it and get my name out there. I knew nothing about Wattpad until I read an article by a young adult author who credited this site with an increase in her following. It made…

June 18, 2015

How To Fail Miserably With Self-Publishing

I’ve seen indie authors who’ve done nearly everything right except for one thing. These authors have poured their hearts and souls into their book projects. Their prose sings. They have an amazing book cover and interior design. They have good editing. Yet too many of these books will never reach their sales potential. In fact,…

June 8, 2015

Still Alice: A Self Publishing Success Story

Lisa Genova started selling her self-published book out of her car. Now her book has been made into a major motion picture. This is the story of how she went from a self published author to a New York Times bestseller with a major publisher and a well established career. Her book, Still Alice, was…

March 4, 2015

4 Self-Publishing Problems (And Their Solutions)

I’ve been self-publishing for almost two years now, and it occurred to me recently that the same four problems are constantly rearing their ugly heads. It sometimes seems like there is no escaping them. I have listed them below and I think many aspiring authors would agree that these four issues are not going to…

February 19, 2015

The Hidden Dangers of Self Publishing

Self publishing has a lot of buzz these days. Some authors are finding success, many are not, but self publishing is becoming respectable in a way most writers could not imagine even five years ago. However, not all forms of self publishing are created equal. Many new authors approach self publishing with the notion that…

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