What many self-published authors fail to realise is that they are both their authors and publishers. KDP, NOOK Press, Kobo Writing Life, Smashwords and Draft2Digital are not publishers — they’re distribution platforms! If you visit any of these websites and check their terms of service,
Do you want to know what it takes to become an independently published author? It takes guts, grit and commitment. There are yet other requirements like sacrifice, patience, endurance, financial and time resources. Let us quickly examine each of these attributes and see if they
There are already way too many unsuccessful authors, and, sadly, a lot of them are bound to remain that way. This is not necessarily because they’re bad writers, but because they’re bad publishers. Let’s highlight some of the reasons that will keep these authors from
If you are an author, here’s your chance to find out which stage of the business you currently are. Every published author, whether traditionally published or indie published, fall into one of these four career stages of authorship. The Unknown Author All authors start out
It doesn’t happen as often as one would expect, nevertheless you need to see the ripple effect that is created when two or more authors band up together for a common objective. Truly, there’s strength in unity. I am not talking about the kind of
Someone talked about “indie publishing” yesterday. Today, somebody is talking about “self publishing,” and that other fella over there has just mentioned “vanity publishing.” It can get very confusing when all are used interchangeably. First, what is indie publishing? “Indie” is an informal variation of
If you did not receive the newsletter email yesterday, Amazon has officially begun its book advertising program for KDP authors. If you pay Amazon some advertising dollars, Amazon will increase the visibility of your book, giving you more exposure onstore and in its search results.
In our last article on the subject, we talked about how getting a professional website and building your reader email list can take you from a published author to a selling author. Today, we will focus on the technical aspect of driving such progressive growth.
If you are a new author or indie publisher, you may not be aware that there are certain necessary tools that you must procure if your goal is to make your work life easier and faster. With experience, however, comes the desire for ease, speed
On continuing from our last article on the topic, what are the vital elements that your book must contain before it can be called a successful production? I will address the four basic elements first, and then I’ll address the remaining elements later. If you’ve