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Tips on Self-Publishing

Are your Tweets Effective? Tools for Tracking Twitter Analytics

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013


There are lots of tools out there for social media assistance. We’ve narrowed down a list of what we find are the best tools for authors.

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Rafflecopter – An Easy Tool for Author Giveaways and Launch Parties

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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One of our favorite tools for our blog is Rafflecopter. This tool works well not only for book blogger but also for authors. Today we’ll give you step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Rafflecopter account and use it for a giveaway.

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The Best Booths at BEA

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

KDP Booth

This year BiblioCrunch went to BEA, BookExpo America. BEA is hosted at the Javits Center (pictured below). At BEA you will find many booths on the main floor. Here are a few we enjoyed visiting.

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How to Join a Twitter Chat

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Indiechat on Twitter

Every week at we host a weekly Twitter chat called #indiechat. Since we started hosting this chat one of our top questions has been, how do I join a Twitter chat?

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Creative Author Interview Ideas

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Gif Interviews

One of the most common ways to promote an author on a blog is through an interview with the author. Interview questions can change from blogger to blogger but what do you do when you want your interview to stand out from the rest?

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Awards that Indie and Self-Published Authors can Apply to for 2013

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Digital Book Awards

Last year we complied a list of awards that indie and self-published books are eligible to win. This year we have an updated list with the current deadlines. Many of these happen every year so if you miss one, try again. Please make sure you check the website for the full requirements and rules. Remember […]

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What is an Author Street Team?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Airship Squadron

As a reader I have joined up with many authors as part of their street teams. As it turns out, a lot of authors don’t know what a street team is. We’ll be hosting a chat soon on #indiechat to answer all your street team questions.

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Twitter Etiquette for Authors – How not to be Obnoxious

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

BiblioCrunch Twitter

Social media plays a huge roll in building an author’s platform, marketing, and author branding. One of our favorite social media platforms is Twitter.

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Tools for Tracking Book Sales

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

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As part of the business side of publishing, one of the many things self-published authors have to keep track of is their book sales.

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Five Best Practices for QA’ing your eBook

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Colleen Cunningham Tips

A few weeks ago we had EPUB mavens Colleen Cunningham (@bookdesigngirl) and Iris Febres (@epubpupil) from FWMedia join us on #indiechat. Colleen and Iris gave us an overview of the eBook production process and also shared best practices for QA’ing an eBook. Use their tips to make sure the eBook you put out into the […]

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Fonts for eBooks: Best Practices

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

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One of the many joys of self-publishing is the ability to control anything and everything about your book. The full control self-publishers have is a great blessing but it can be a problem; when you control everything alone how do you know what size your cover should be, which online distributors work best for you, […]

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Royalty Rates Comparison

Friday, January 25th, 2013


Here’s a handy checklist of the different royalty rates for the various ebook retailers.

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Should You Buy ISBNs?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

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A question asked by authors frequently is should you buy ISBNs? What are the advantages and disadvantages? 

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