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13 Top Tips For Working With Cover Designers – Part 2

Welcome back as we continue to look at ways that you can work with a designer for the cover of your book. Based on what brief you gave your designer, they will come up with a few concepts of their own. Check them over carefully and,...

13 Top Tips For Working With Cover Designers – Part 1

A short time ago, Bookbub, a leading promotion company, carried out a test and concluded that, on its own, the cover of a book can make a significant difference in whether a book is selected from a listing or not. That testifies to just how...

10 Things You Need to Know About Publishing on Amazon – Part 2

Welcome back to more facts about Amazon publishing. Not only is Amazon the largest bookstore in the world, it offers authors some amazing benefits that you may not get from a traditional publisher. Amazon Publishing Royalty Statements are User-Friendly All publishers will give you a royalty statement...

10 Things You Need to Know About Publishing on Amazon – Part 1

How gutting is it when you already have a few successful books under your belt and, all of a sudden, your publisher pulls out. He or she no longer wants to represent you, despite your success. Instead of letting it get you down, pull yourself...

5 Reasons to Choose Print-On-Demand Publishing – Part 2

There are three more advantages to using print-on-demand as your method of publishing: Your Stocks Won’t Run Out If you are publishing on demand then you can never run out of book stocks. Publish one, publish several thousand, it's up to you. For new authors, it can...

5 Reasons to Choose Print-On-Demand Publishing – Part 1

So, you’ve finally got there. The long hard slog is over, you can go back to a sense of normality, and you might even get to sleep at night. Yes, your manuscript is finished. So what do you do now? Send it to a couple of...

10 ISBN FAQ For Every Self-Publisher – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 and the last few FAQ on ISBNs. What Advantages Is there For a Self-Published Author To Get an ISBN of Their Own? Some publishing services will automatically assign you an ISBN for little to no cost and this is very much like a...

10 ISBN FAQ For Every Self-Publisher – Part 1

Are you about to self-publish your own eBook? Are you confused about ISBN? Then you’ve come to the right place. The top 10 questions asked about ISBNs are answered in this 2-part series. What is an ISBN? ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It is a...

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Self-Publishing

With the revolution that has taken place and continues to expand in the literary world, self-publishing seems the preferred route for many authors. Still, like any other venture, there are practices and tips to consider before heading fast into this attractive world. One important tip to...

How to Know If Your Novel is Ready To Be Pitched To A Publisher?

Many authors are uncertain when they should pitch their novels, even if their novels are completely ready. However, there are authors who prematurely submit their novels to publishers and have to face rejection slips. Knowing when to pitch your novel to a publisher is critical...