These mistakes cost me nearly $2k self publishing my first book (Kindle Direct Publishing)

Why Should an Agent Be Bothered to Take You on As an Author?

Why should an agent take you on over another faceless author? Something to think about before sending out a proposal.

How to Publish Your Book in 5 Days Or Less

In this article I’m going to walk you through the steps to writing and publishing your book in 5 days or less. This is the process I used when I wrote my book entitled “It’s In You”, which took me five days to have published and at my door step.

The Elements of a Book Proposal – You Can Get a Book Deal!

To sell a nonfiction book to a publishing house, you do not have to have the entire book written, and even if you do, you must submit a book proposal (usually via a literary agent) to procure a book deal. The reason is that the publisher needs to know if investing the money in publishing your book will pay off. Your book proposal must make a compelling case that this book, written by you, is needed in the marketplace.

Getting Published – A Comedy of Rejections

Do you ever wonder why all those publishers rejected Harry Potter before Bloomsbury took it on and made publishing history? I wonder it all the time because I have seen, first hand, some of the nonsensical and humorous reasons a book is rejected.

To Self-Publish Or Try the Traditional Publishing Route

The cover of a book is particularly important because book marketing on the internet is centered around a jpg of the book cover. If this cover does not reproduce clearly in a small size and does not look professional, your book is at a great disadvantage.

When Should You Start Marketing Your Book Or Business?

One of the most frequent questions on the web is: When should I start marketing my book or new business venture? And frequently the person asking the question makes the answer even more complicated.

What You Need to Know About Publishing Your Book

Don’t let yourself think that publishing a book is a thing of the past, because books are definitely for the here and now. There has never been a better time to write, publish, and sell your book. Not only are there hundreds of online and in-person marketing opportunities, there are more ways than ever before to publish your book. Book publishing options and formats include self-publishing, traditional publishing, ebooks, audio books, and print books.

Building an Author Brand – What Not to Do

With the onset of the Internet and digital printing, authors are finding it easier than ever to self-publish their books quickly, build their websites, and market their books. Just as with food, however, what is fast and convenient does not necessarily mean it is the healthiest choice for an author.

Print Media Giants and the Web

The online world is alive and could be killing the offline world: print-wise, that is. Magazines, newspapers and books: they’re all competing for clicks in the vastness of the web. In the real world, this results in a decreasing demand for print media; sliding sales and companies shutting down.

You Just Don’t Know What You Don’t Know – Yet!

Starting out, writing seems like such an easy thing to do and surely the world is awaiting your words… yeah right! There’s so much to learn and you’ll be amazed to find out just how much you never even thought of.

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