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How to Market Your Book: 5 steps to attract readers & sell books

How to Market Your Book: 5 steps to attract readers & sell books

Whether you're launching a brand new title, or you're wanting to see some action on one of your older titles, there are many strategies for how to market your book. Is there a difference between MARKETING and ADVERTISING? Yes, there is a difference. In fact, there are...

What is the typical wholesale discount for books?

What is the typical wholesale discount for books?

Let's look at the typical wholesale discount for books, and why you should consider listing your books with IngramSpark AND KDP. I use both KDP and IngramSpark for my book printing needs. KDP is entirely in charge of print and ebooks that get sold to Amazon customers,...

Favorite Writing Tips: #5 – Stuck? Switch things up!

Favorite Writing Tips: #5 – Stuck? Switch things up!

Every one of us faces it at some point. We need to get unstuck in writing. I'm going to tell you exactly what works for me. I want you to try a little exercise. Open up Notepad, Word, or some other typing application to a new document and look at it for 10 seconds....

Favorite Writing Tips: #3 – How I Use Scrivener

Favorite Writing Tips: #3 – How I Use Scrivener

Please note: This article was originally written in 2014. The software has been updated multiple times since then, but I still use Scrivener in this particular way. The screenshots are not up-to-date for how the software looks now, but it's still close. I think you...

Tax Deductions for Writers

Tax Deductions for Writers

Let me say right off the bat, I am not a tax professional. As such, in this article I am in no way pretending to dispense advice about what to do given your unique business status and tax situation, but I am happy to tell you the sorts of things that you can consider...

Who needs a copy editor? You do.

Who needs a copy editor? You do.

Whether you are writing as an independent author or your goal is to be traditionally published, there's at least one partner you need to help you get your work ready for prime time: a copy editor. Even though I was an English major and I was a magazine editor for...

Favorite Writing Tips: #4 – Outline Your Novel

Favorite Writing Tips: #4 – Outline Your Novel

I used to be a pantser. In fact, I was a pantser before I even knew what the word meant. I thought to myself, "I really don't need to outline. I pretty much know that I want my protagonist to start here, and I want him to end up over here, and somewhere in the middle...

How to Publish a Book for FREE on Amazon

How to Publish a Book for FREE on Amazon

You want to know how to self-publish a book for free, right? Of course you do. That's why you clicked on the link. Well, I'm about to make your day and tell you exactly how it's done! Learn how to do it, step-by-step: Finish your manuscript. Re-read it a couple of...

Self-Publishing Dos & Don’ts

Self-Publishing Dos & Don’ts

Did you even know there were self-publishing Dos and Don'ts? Absolutely there are! Ok, first of all, I don't even like the term self-publish. I think it's misleading. A much more accurate term is independent publishing, but that's another topic for another day. Since...

How to Build an Author Website

How to Build an Author Website

It may give away my age, but I’ll admit, I’ve been developing websites since the mid-90s. (This is my company.) In other words, when it comes to developing an effective website, I may know a thing or two, so I'm putting this together to help out fellow authors as they...