Posted on January 15, 2019

Why Join a Writing Group?

Joining a Writing Group Writing is the quintessential solo pursuit. When it comes to writing, at least as you get started, you’ll have to act as your own boss, cheerleader, editor, reviewer, employee, and more. Even writers that wisely decide to seek feedback from others, or hire professional help for a book project, will normally […]

Posted on January 1, 2019

Grassroots Book Marketing

Grassroots Book Marketing Plan Even in 2018, the internet is not the only way to market your book. In fact, local and regional grassroots book marketing efforts are a great way to set your book apart from the crowded online marketplace. Face-to-face interactions, community outreach, and even just getting your name and face out there […]

Posted on December 18, 2018

Navigating Amazon SEO

What is Amazon SEO Search engine optimization (SEO) is the art of using keywords to ensure your content appears as close to the top of search results as possible. Anyone selling a product or producing content online should understand the basics of SEO. But for authors marketing a self-published book, SEO is one of the […]

Posted on December 4, 2018

Amazon Print-On-Demand

Changes for Amazon print-on-demand Things are changing for Amazon print-on-demand services. Earlier this year, Amazon’s CreateSpace announced plans to discontinue services like layout and cover design for authors. And last month, they finally said that CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing will merge into one service. Many in the self-publishing world who prefer to go through […]

Posted on November 20, 2018

How Does Amazon Book Publishing Work?

Amazon Book Publishing For years, Amazon has been the primary driver of not only ebook sales, but also the self-publishing world in general. A whopping 85 percent of all US ebooks are sold through Amazon, and in 2016, 40 percent of the company’s 4 million ebooks released that year were self-published. Amazon book publishing may […]