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Technology Trends for Self Publishing

Authors desiring to self publish or create electronic books (ebooks) now have more options than ever for getting their ideas into written form and to generate money with minimal effort and cost. Electronic technology and companies/services, such as, Lightning Source, Amazon Kindle, … Continue reading

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Bowker Statistics Research Show Continued Increase in Self Publishing

Recent information released by Bowker indicates that the number of self published titles in the United States jumped to more than 391,000 in 2012. This is an increase of 59 percent over 2011 and 422 percent over 2007. Additionally, eBooks continue to gain … Continue reading

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Reducing the Cost of Book Self Publishing – Part II

As I mentioned in my previous article on this topic, one question that I often get from new authors and writers is “How much does writing and publishing a book cost?” The answer is that “it varies.” One thing that … Continue reading

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Reducing the Cost of Book Self-Publishing

A question I often hear from new authors and writers is “What does it cost to write and self publish a book cost?” The answer is that “it varies.” With electronic technology, if you have a computer and know how to … Continue reading

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New Resources for Authors and Self-Publishers

I learned a lot and got many ideas for book publishing, writing, and marketing self-published books at the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) conference. It was great getting to network with hundreds of other authors and self publishers and vendors who … Continue reading

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Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards – Call for Entries

If you are a self-published author looking to build your author platform and gain national exposure for your book(s), check out the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Winners also get a $3000 in cash and registration for the annual Writer’s … Continue reading

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2014 IBPA Publishing University Announced

The Independent Book Publishers Association has just announced that its annual Publishing University will be held in San Francisco, California March 21-22, 2014. This annual event is a must attend for anyone who independently publishes books or wants to learn how. … Continue reading

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Book Publishing Options for Authors

As an author, deciding how to best get your book published can be a challenging and stressful decision. That is because, unlike years ago when an aspiring author wrote a manuscript, got an agent and found a traditional publishing house … Continue reading

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Ebooks Leading the Way in the Publishing Industry

Numerous studies related to self publishing, ebooks and the publishing industry in general continue to point to the fact that more authors are going the do it yourself route to publishing. They are also creating more electronic books in the process. … Continue reading

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Getting Started as an Author – A Self Assessment Activity

Before you go further in your efforts to become a published author, do a quick assessment of your knowledge, resources and support network so that you have a sound foundation for ideas and information as you move forward. To do … Continue reading

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