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How Much Does Self-Publishing Cost?

Aspiring authors have much to consider. Whether you’re new to the game or you have been previously published, as a writer, you have choices. These choices include who you will allow to publish your book and what that will entail. If you choose self-publishing, you may want to set a budget. Authors — especially new…

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Tips for Self-Publishing Christian Children’s Books

Lots of would-be authors want to self-publish children’s books. Lots of others want to self-publish Christian books. And some want to combine the best of both worlds and self-publish a Christian children’s book. At Izzard Ink, we help aspiring authors self-publish books of all genres, including Christian children’s books. Why Christian Children’s Books Are Popular…

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What Are the Benefits of Self-Publishing?

When you have a book you want to publish, whether it’s already finished or just an idea, you have to decide if you will go the traditional publishing route or try self-publishing your book instead. There are pros and cons that go with each choice, and it’s important to consider them carefully. Self-publishing a book…

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Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

When you have a book idea, you may internally debate which is better — self-publishing vs. traditional publishing — before you decide what route to take. Here at Izzard Ink, we have been in the self-publishing business for close to 10 years, and our authors trust our experience and expertise. Self-Publishing Gives Authors More Control…

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A Guide to Self-Publishing a Poetry Book

Some of the best and most famous poets had no formal training. Emily Dickenson. William Shakespeare. Maya Angelou. So if you don’t hold a master’s degree in fine arts, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about self-publishing a poetry book. Izzard Ink has helped many budding poets realize their dreams of seeing their book of…

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What is a Developmental Edit?

Are you unsure where to begin your editing process? There are many different kinds of editing, and different books will call for different editing processes, but they always need to be done in the right order and approached in the right way. It’s important to understand where developmental editing fits into the rest of the…

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Self-Publishing a Young Adult Fiction Book

If you’re thinking of self-publishing a young adult fiction book, you may feel slightly intimidated by some of the amazing titles already out there: The Fault in Our Stars, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, A Wrinkle in Time, The Hunger Games. At Izzard Ink, our advice to you is to not focus too much…

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How to Find the Best Self-Publishing Companies

Deciding to self-publish a book can be exciting, but also a little scary. Will you get your money’s worth? The professional team at Izzard Ink explains what to look for in a self-publishing company. All kinds of places call themselves self-publishing companies. We aren’t saying they’re wrong, but we are saying that they offer a…

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Is Self-Publishing Profitable?

Many of our clients at Izzard Ink wonder if self-publishing is profitable. Of course many people would love to be the next John Grisham or Stephen King, grossing millions every year. But that takes time — and usually the assistance of an agent. So the answer is yes, self-publishing is profitable — but perhaps in…

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How AI Writing Assessment Is Helping Authors Self-Publish

One of the biggest challenges for new authors is getting feedback on their first manuscript. Not only is it a nerve-wracking leap to get the first new set of eyes on your work, but you don’t know if your family or friends are really being objective in their feedback; and it’s crucial to get initial…