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Selling Your Book On Amazon: Advantage, Marketplace, CreateSpace, KDP

Amazon provides a great opportunity for self-published authors to sell their books on equal footing with traditionally published authors, but choosing how to do that can be a bit confusing. A client had questions about the best Amazon option as she looked to plan her distribution and marketing for a book we had ghostwritten and […]

Want Paid Speaking Gigs? Write a Book

Books aren’t just for reading. They are for speaking. Paid speaking. You see, a book establishes your authority and credibility like nothing else. Writing a blog is great, but it doesn’t have the same punch as a book. Tweeting is good, but it can’t compare to a book. Posting articles is all right, but nothing […]

Why Your Business Needs a Book

Whether you’re a writer who runs a business or someone who runs a business but doesn’t write, your business needs a book. If you think a book is just a way to entertain or educate, think again. A book is a way to enter your name into the consciousness of your target audience. A book, […]

5 Costly Ebook Mistakes to Avoid

Consider this little nugget from the Association of American Publishers: Ebooks accounted for $282 million in sales in the first three months of this year, compared to $230 million for printed books. That’s some serious cash. And as you can see, ebooks outpace printed books. Everybody is running to hop onto the ebook bandwagon. After […]

You Can Make Money Writing Books — If You Explore All the Options

When they think of writers, many people think of book authors. But writing books as a way to make a living is a lousy proposition for most people. It simply doesn’t happen. In fact, most traditionally published authors — those who land a book deal — don’t earn back their advances. Specifically, about seven out […]

Self-Publishing Basics: How to Publish Your Own Book

When I self-published my first novel in 2002, the process was a lot different in one key way: Everything took a lot longer. I believe I sent my first print run off to the printer and didn’t get books in-hand for three months. Today, you can have books printed in as little as a few […]

Top 10 Self-Publishing Mistakes Newbies Make

Technology has really changed publishing over the past 15 years, enabling anyone to self-publish a book. And ebook self-publishing has taken off since Amazon unveiled the first Kindle in 2007. In fact, ebook sales outpace printed book sales. Self-publishing has produced some really wonderful success stories.  Many ebook self-publishers have found that the stories traditional […]