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Tips on Self-Publishing

Optimal Times to Send Your Author Newsletter?

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013


We’re often asked whether it’s important to have a mailing list as part of building your author platform. Yes, but you have to do it right. It’s not just about putting together a great newsletter with great content, having a good subject line, or just having subscribers.

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We Couldn’t Resist – Book-Inspired Chairs

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

BiblioChaise by Nobody&Co

What’s better than sitting down and snuggling up with a good book? Sitting down and snuggling up in a chair that’s a bookshelf and a comfy-looking chair. We browsed around for some of the best chairs and here are some of our favorite lounging-bookshelf-chairs.

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Tools for Live Ebook Author Signings

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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At almost every author event, the question that always comes up is “How do I do a signing for my digital book?” There are two nifty tools that I always recommend.

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The Easiest Way to Ask for Reviews and Engage Readers

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Let's Get Visibile

This week I finally bought best-selling author David Gaughran’s book, “Let’s Get Visible”. I’m a huge fan of his why/howto self-publish book titled “Let’s Get Digital.”

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Author Interviews – Looking Good on Skype or Google Hangout

Friday, May 24th, 2013


I was talking to one our authors last week, Deb Chase, who runs the No Nonsense Beauty Blog. She mentioned that most authors look awful during Skype or Google Hangout video sessions. “We all look like trolls online!” she exclaimed. 

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Join us for Indiechat 5/28 at 9pm EST! Topic: Open Chat

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Indiechat on Twitter

As many of you may know we host #indiechat every week. #Indiechat is held every Tuesday at 9pm EST. You can check out our previous chat logs on BiblioCrunch Storify.

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Authors Beware – Tips on Making Sure You Don’t Get Scammed

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Writer Beware

It happens all too frequently that I come across an author who has been  scammed by a vanity press or by a vendor that provides some type of author services.

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What’s a Beta Reader and How Can They Help Authors?

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013


You’ve probably been hearing a lot of buzz about beta readers and why it’s generally a good idea to get a beta reader to read your work before it’s published.

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Join us for Indiechat 5/7 at 9pm EST! Topic: The new breed of literary agents

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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As many of you may know we host #indiechat every week. #Indiechat is held every Tuesday at 9pm EST. You can check out our previous chat logs on BiblioCrunch Storify.

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Resources for Indie and Selfpub Authors to get Reviews

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013


There are lots of ways for a self-published book to get professional reviews. Readers usually read reviews before purchasing a book.

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Common Mistakes Indie and Selfpub Authors Make

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013


I get a lot of authors coming to BiblioCrunch for advice and these are some of the most common mistakes I see. Putting together a quality book involves not just writing it, but also involves having a plan around your book.

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$25 Discount on Mediabistro’s Social Media 101 Workshop

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

MediaBistro Social Media Workshop

Hey, authors! We’re super excited to team up with MediaBistro to offer you a discount on their Social Media 101 Online Workshop. It starts next week and it’s not too late to register. 

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How to use Wix to Build an Author Website

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013


A few weeks ago, we hosted a panel at our NY SelfPub meetup on how to create buzz and marketing around your book. One of the topics we covered was using Wix to create a free author website.  

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