Tag : Self-Publishing

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Taking advantage of fan fiction publishing opportunities to start developing a following             Now that we understand why fan fiction can prove useful to you as a writer, and have discussed some ways in which we can grow and develop our craft as writers through fan fiction writing, there seems …
People do not really want to believe that it is as simple as doing some writing on the Internet, and then pushing that “little” publish button.   Really, it is that simple.  The problem is that for most, it is not.  (Some days I even don’t think much of hitting publish and not considering it …
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 …
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