Tag : Self-Publishing

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Lulu and CreateSpace are two very important self-publishing companies- and they have forced changes to the publishing industry. While CreateSpace is own by parent company Amazon, Lulu was founded by Bob Young, who was the owner of RedHat Inc.  While most people have heard of CreateSpace, there are benefits to Lulu as well if you …
One of the new more powerful ways to self-publish is using CreateSpace to distribute your book.  It is powerful because its parent company is Amazon.  Since CreateSpace was acquired by Amazon,  more people have used CreateSpace to self-publish their writing.  This in and of itself is nothing new. Writers want to get the word out …
The challenge of publishing and why perseverance pays off If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. End of post. Just kidding. But to be honest, sometimes we all need a reminder that persevering will pay off in the end. There are so many clichés like the one above, that have been around for years …
When self-publishing a book, there is an emphasis on building more relationships, teams, and networks that you might not have needed in comparison to traditional publishing. People do want to help, but most are either afraid to criticize or are willing to destroy your dreams in an effort to make themselves feel better. Either way, …
Kindle and Kobo are two large companies.  By this time, I’m certain most writers have heard of Kindle, and what it can do for with e-books, or how you can make money self-publishing your e-book using Kindle Direct Publishing.  Some people have earned a lot of money with e-books, and others are happy to see …
Writing is a rather lonely process. It’s also, along with being human, one of the most hope-shattering careers a person can choose.  All the self-help books in the world won’t help a writer find their groove when it becomes lost.  It’s hard for a writer to ‘give up’ but it’s harder to continue if you’re …
It’s the same word count. It’s all the same font size and font. But the visual look to your book can make or break a book sale.  Size does matter when it comes to self-publishing, and a standard size will make all the difference. A good example is a book sizing. For most non-fiction books, …
Illusion: something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. If you are a self-publisher, you’ve already read many articles which claim that self-publishing your book is the way to go. You’ve read other articles which tell you how you can earn more money by self-publishing. Still others which dispute these claims …
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 …
Why it is so hard to self-publish and earn money on a book?  I’ve heard so many numbers, I’m not sure what to think. This is one of the reader questions submitted for this month.  It seems like a simple question, because it seems to some it is hard making money self-publishing a book. It’s …
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