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BELIEVE! Do Not Pay Someone to Publish Your Book! ALLI Agrees.

Originally posted on Just Can't Help Writing:
Dreams of publication? Yes! Here’s support from ALLI, the Alliance of Independent Authors, for my claim that you SHOULD NEVER PAY SOMEONE TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK. Yes, there are some reputable book packagers out there who will charge you for various services, but the chances that you…

Our Golden Age?

Our Golden Age?

Originally posted on Audrey Driscoll's Blog:
The early decades of the twenty-first century saw a great flowering of the literary arts, due in large part to the advent of self-publishing on the Internet. The writers called themselves Indie Authors. Many of them were members of the so-called Baby Boom generation, born between the end…

…here was a Scottish football referee yeez DIDN’T dare meddle with… Tom ‘Tiny’ Wharton… #TBSU…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…even those of yeez with a brain as sharp as a billiard ball will note the relative physical stature of the man in black versus the football players in the photograph above… at 6 feet 4 inches without his studded boots, Tom Wharton was a refereeing giant… in the customary…

How to Add Expanded Distribution to KDP Print Books

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:
EXPANDED DISTRIBUTION KDP’s print option now includes an Expanded Distribution channel. It may not (yet) be equivalent to CreateSpace’s Expanded Distribution, but it’s another big step in the right direction. When KDP print originally rolled out, CreateSpace was a much better option. Since then, KDP has added printed proofs and author…

How to pick the best self-publishing route

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
So, you’ve written a children’s book but what now? How do you decide which service to publish with? I think it really depends on your target audience. More than cost and convenience needs to be considered. Where do you want to market your book? What age is your book…

The Resurgence of Sock Puppetry and How History Repeats itself.

Originally posted on Maegan Provan, Author:
I honestly didn’t realize how long I’d been in the world of self-publishing until recently. I hadn’t realized exactly how much craziness I’ve witnessed, or what I thought I’d missed during my absence the last few years. But, here we are again. The fight against sock puppets, book stuffing,…

Introduce Yourself – Promotional Opportunity for New Authors

Originally posted on The PBS Blog:
Tomorrow marks the exact date of the premiere of this feature. On March 27, 2017, I opened my blog to authors who were interested in being interviewed here and to promote their work. I am reposting this for any authors out there who are interested in taking advantage of…

Barcodes for Indie Authors – updated June 6, 2018

Originally posted on Meeka's Mind:
I’m assuming that any Indies reading this post will have gone through the same frustrations that I did, so I’ll jump straight into the how-to part of the post. Once that’s done, I’ll talk about barcodes in general and discuss why you might want one. Let’s do it! There…

KDP Print vs. CreateSpace (Comparing the Little Details)

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:
? KDP PRINT VS. CREATESPACE PAPERBACKS I have published dozens of paperbacks with CreateSpace over the years, and have recently published some books (under pen names) with KDP’s new print-on-demand option. While in many respects the two services are comparable (and both are Amazon companies), there are quite a few little…

#KDP Cover Creator – in words and pictures

Originally posted on Meeka's Mind:
After reviewing the Amazon KDP print-on-demand process, and finding it wanting, I thought I’d better provide a guide to the Cover Creator do’s and don’ts. To begin… If you have already published an ebook with KDP: Log in to KDP Go to your Bookshelf Find the ebook for which…

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