By Shelley Sturgeon (@ShelleySturgeon) A couple of years ago I wrote an article for The Book Designer about some of the options that were available to authors of e-books for distributing their e-books through bookstores and at booksignings (E-books For Real: E-book Gift Cards from Livrada and Enthrill.) Recently I had the pleasure to speak […]
Archives for March 2015
Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #54 including Giacomo Giammatteo, Hazel Longuet, K.M. Weiland and many more
How to Use Lyrics Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer by Helen Sedwick explains why writers need permission to use lyrics, and how to get permission to use lyrics.
Podcasting and Indie Authors: Is Podcasting Right for You? by Frances Caballo explains why Indie authors should consider doing a podcast instead of a blog and how to go about starting a podcast.
When we talk about book marketing, fiction authors are always asking, “Will this work for me too? And I don’t blame them. Nonfiction authors may just have it easier, at least at the beginning. On the other hand, nonfiction sales don’t always reach the stratospheric levels of popular novels. This whole topic came up recently […]
Blogs for Self-Publishers, March 14 – 20, 2015 including Dara Beevas, Amy Cutler Quale, Robin Houghton, Anne R. Allen, Penny Sansevieri and Alan Kealey
How I Used My Self-Published Book to Teach My Students by Brian South details how a high school teacher brought his students on his self-publishing journey with him to create an authentic learning situation, and how the students actually contributed.
So You Want to Write a Book? Just Do It! by Nina Amir explains how writing a book is like exercising and that at some point, if you truly want to become an author you have to stop finding excuses and start a book manuscript and just do it.
One of the fastest ways to improve your book marketing, your book launch, and your media exposure is to make sure you’ve got a complete and easily available media kit. But too many authors skip this crucial step in promoting their book. And that’s too bad. And I think I know why authors don’t take […]
e-Book Cover Design Awards, February 2015 including James T. Egan, Damonza, Danielle Maait, Dane Low, Ravven and many more