Tag : Self-Publishing

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It is inevitable that some people just completely disagree that you should spread your attention and effort between a hobby and an sustainable income. “I don’t want to do anything other than write!” “I’m not good at anything other than writing!” “If I don’t focus on my writing how can I ever expect to make …
               Everyday we are bombarded with statistics or absolute statements telling us how relevant or accurate certain treatments or exercise programs are even in books we read- I recommend The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . …
Making a proclamation of trust in yourself as a writer             I have a few friends who are writers and who are scared of publishing their work. They want to, but they’re scared. I find that this is a common consensus among many writers who are starting out. They want …
So, you wrote a book. It is not an easy feat by any means, but as we have said time and time again on this blog: that in no way guarantees success. So you wrote a really good book. Maternal critics aside, this is also no easy feat. To get more people than only your …
Why being able to publish and being successful at it are two totally different things                 With the excessive number of outlets for self-publishing available to writers today (nearly 42 MILLION Google search results for “self publishing companies”) it’s no wonder there are so many “published” writers today. I realize that’s a facetious and borderline …
Managing your online presence as a writer with social media              This month is all about boosting your online presence as a writer using social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. Social media really does let you reach out to people you wouldn’t normally be able to all …
I have a self-published book.  I can share this as often as I want, and I still have people look at me in an odd way.  I’m not upset by those looks; I find it rather amusing that people don’t realize I am subtly promoting my book.  Making that statement gets the conversation going.  I …
Years ago no one cared to admit that they might have self-published a book.  Years ago, to self-publish meant that you didn’t “have what it took” to find that publisher willing to take on your book, and when you shared with a potential reader that your book was self-published, the chances grew that they would not buy …
Making the “right” choices for your life as a writer                 Perhaps the most important decision you’ll have to make when you are living a life of writing is what that really means to you. With anything that we love to do, we reach a crossroads where the choice eventually has to be made whether …
Self-publishing writers and their unexpected entrepreneurship           As writers we often fall into the same trap as other professions: From singers to doctors! We’re good at something, hell… we’re great at it! But unless you understand the industry you are trying to work in, and make educated efforts to stand out in said industry, your …
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