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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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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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How to Build Your Email Mailing List

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Lori Culwell

So, here’s the deal.  BEA is finished, I’m slowly getting through my mountain of follow-up work, and I can hear one question ringing in my head that I kept being asked over and over again by authors during my BEA presentations.

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Different Types of Editing – Which One Do I Need for My Book?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

BiblioCrunch Editing

You’ve finished your manuscript and the next step is professional editing. But choosing the kind of editing you need can be frustrating because of the inconsistent usage of the terms used to describe types of editing.

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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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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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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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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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How Indie Authors can use NetGalley

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013


We’ve been getting a lot of questions from indie authors on how they can send their books to reviewers. At a couple of our Meetups NetGalley has come up a few times. So, we had a chance to speak to Kristina Radke, the Publisher Liaison and Communications Manager at NetGalley, and ask her some questions about […]

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$50 Discount on Mediabistro’s Self-Publishing Finishing School

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Self Publishing Finishing School

Hey, authors! We’re super excited to team up with MediaBistro’s Self-Publishing Finishing School to offer you a discount. It starts this week and it isn’t too late to register!

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5 Obstacles to Good Crowdfunding Storytelling

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

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Today we’re excited to have Rose Spinelli guest post for us about the fundamentals for good crowdfunding storytelling. These great tips apply to any crowdfunding platform — whether it’s Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or Pubslush.  

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