Category : Publishing

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CreateSpace is part of the ever growing Amazon umbrella of companies.  Unlike Xlibris or iUniverse or AuthorHouse, if you simply want to have your book self-published under the ISBN of CreateSpace, or simply don’t care to use the services they offer, that is up to you. There is a lot of opportunity left in the …
Not Twitter.  Not Facebook.  Not on Google Plus.  Not with family or friends.  No, these aren’t places you should (overly) promote your book on.   These are places, and people, you can have comments and chats with about you and your book, but they aren’t the best place to promote your book.  They are a …
This month, on Living a Life of Writing, we opened our doors for reader questions about publishing, self-publishing, numbers, writing and just generally what it is like to be a writer.  Most of these questions have to do with “numbers” and by this our readers want the cold hard numbers. You asked, we listened.  Here …
I was working with my co-author and now that the books have been sent to the editors, there was more work which needed to be done.  It’s not hard to write a book but it’s a lot harder to decide on book covers, they covey a powerful message that one would normally not see, being …
We’ve all heard a comment to the effect of “wow, you’ve published a book? When will the next one be out?” Sounds like they have a lot of confidence in your work, but it is natural that there needs to be another book coming out sooner or later.   We’ve all also heard the comment …
People ask “what makes you want to publish a book?” They might not think I am a writer, but I can do it, I have time to improve my writing and time to learn about marketing and other things a self-publisher needs to know. I’ve also published a book, and it’s something I am proud …
While anyone can write about the importance of publishing a book, there is another growing area that many writers overlook until after they publish a book.  This is the e-book- an entirely different format that most writer aren’t used to.  This format is the Kindle, or e-book format, and like it or not, it is …
I was asked this question: Since you are self-publishing are you self-editing? My answer? No I am not self-editing my work, the reason being that I have paid for professional editing, and also I have had others look it over for errors.  It’s important to me to get a second pair of eyes. As much …
What do you need when you decide that your writing is good enough? (Hint: just “good enough” really isn’t!) Most writers who want to have their book published, and have it make them money, and they need to start at the beginning of a long journey to creating a good book. A First draft is …
There is that horrible place in between publishing and writing. It’s the place where you write and send out query letters and wait. The problem is that while you are waiting, your mind comes up with some rather interesting ideas.  Most of them aren’t going to help you, and could actually harm your writing goals. …
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