Imposter Syndrome, the feeling that you don’t deserve any of the success in your life, is a legitimate psychological phenomenon that can hit indie authors the hardest. You might feel as though you’re a fraud, which can be very draining on the psyche and very counterproductive. If these thoughts and feelings sound familiar then the [Read More…]
Digital publishing is an ever changing race both as far as you can shake a stick at your readers as well as Amazon new features and requirements. Marketing your Kindle book is not always easy, here you will find many resources and tips to help you along your publishing journey.
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Want further proof that ebooks and audiobooks are alive and well in the world? Look no further than new data that reveals how popular and successful ebook and audiobook library lending was for 2015! OverDrive is the leading program for lending library media and they saw a 24 percent increase in downloads using their service [Read More…]
There’s little in this world as satisfying as completing the final sentence of your manuscript. It’s joyous, exuberant, and an instant stress release. Then comes the crushing realization that you still have tons of work to do finessing your manuscript. It’s a tough job but if you know what to watch out for then it [Read More…]
Chances are you’ve already made several writing resolutions for the new year, but what about marketing resolutions? You might be a great writer but you might not be so sharp with your marketing skills. Use the new year as an opportunity to get better, little by little. This year make it your goal to do [Read More…]
As a self-published author, you are your brand. This is especially true now that the Internet and social media are the main outlets for creating your image. You are accountable for everything you say online and everything you say online is a part of your brand. This can seem scary and might make you never [Read More…]
Many people were disappointed when Amazon removed text-to-speech features in their Kindle ebook readers, but the company has now announced that it’s Amazon Echo device will reintroduce the feature. This comes as a welcome surprise. Amazon Echo is a small, Internet-connected device that provides you with information when you talk to it. It can also [Read More…]
Neal Thompson, the director of publishing and author relations for Amazon, is more ore less the sage of the self-publishing world. He knows all the ins-and-outs of the market and has a wealth of information regarding the process of publishing a book from start to finish. If you’ve ever had a question about publishing using [Read More…]
This week saw the biggest book publisher in the world, Penguin Random House, sell off its self-publishing division, which had taken the form of a branch called Author Solutions. Penguin Random House purchased Author Solutions in 2012 with the hope of competing in the self-publishing division, but a lack of overall growth in the industry [Read More…]
Amazon has announced a new feature that will allow people to embed ebook samples on sites other than Amazon. The feature will work in a similar fashion to Amazon’s Look Inside option, but will be extended to third-party sites instead of being limited to the Amazon listing page. This means that you will be able [Read More…]
If you’re a self-published author then you likely drafted up a pretty great resolution for 2016. However, coming up with the resolution is far easier than actually sticking with it. Data shows that only about 8% of resolutions are held until the end of the year. Make sure you’re part of that 8% by following [Read More…]