Tag : Self-Publishing

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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 …
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 …
While I was busy pounding away at my keyboard in the hopes my work will be done on time, a friend of mine called me.  We have spent years being the type of people who like to  ask questions and demand answers. After the normal “how do you do?” he asked me why I would …
What is a hidden cost of self-publishing? The time and energy it takes to write and publish anything worthwhile.  That’s one example which is a hidden cost publishing. It’s not a bad cost, but there are others which can be more deadly to a writer who wants to succeed. There are both financial and emotional …
I will be the first to admit that self-publishing isn’t for everyone.  It’s a hard road to travel when there are other commitments in my life.  The question I am asked about what I do usually involves the concept of money. I won’t be the first author to say that I made some dumb choices …
Publishing anything is one of the hardest things a writer can do.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to living a life of writing- or publishing. It does come with a price.  There is always some sort of work to be done, and you can not simply fit back and enjoy the money.  There …
The path to publishing success, one book at a time. I published my first book, in paperback, in the summer of 2007, four months before Amazon released the first generation Kindle in the US. The publishing world has changed a hell of a lot since then. Caxton Tempest at the End of the Worldhas been …
It’s not uncommon for a self-published author to want to promote their newly published book in some way- oftentimes too much. Most authors, if they are self-published or not will say that one of the most important things that they need to do is promote their books.  Enter social media.  It’s not that hard to …
Have you ever made a purchase and you find that it’s not at all what the company promised?  Or, have to ever made a purchase where you wished you hadn’t? Makes a person almost wish they had asked “what’s the real deal?” I have published a book, and up to this point I’ve never shared …
Admit it: you’ve hit a writing rut.  A very wide, very deep rut.  One that right about now seems to be far too deep to find a way out of it.  Everything seems to blah, and so… maybe if you try new something- but not really, you don’t have the spark the feeling of passion …
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