Although there are fewer bookstores every year, and a smaller percentage of books being bought in those bookstores, physical retailers still accounted for huge book sales every year. And even though more people search online for books, the actual number of people who look for books in bookstores has continued to increase every year. For […]
The challenge for self-published authors who have small or nonexistent networks, is to convince readers to add one more title to their to-be-read pile.
The book launch story of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff, Henry Holt and lessons for indie publishers
Well, we’ve rounded the corner and headed into 2018. What will the new year hold for authors and self-publishers? We rounded up some of the best articles on the year ahead and mixed them in with some great advice you can use today. Enjoy! Mark Coker on Smashwords 2018 Book Industry Predictions: Are Indie Authors […]
Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #87 including Ricardo Fayet, Amy Collins, Glenn Miller, and many more.
e-Book Cover Design Awards, November 2017 including James T. Egan, Dane Low, Damonza and many more
I’m betting you’re a writer. And like lots of writers, I bet you use writer’s journals. I know I do, but sometimes it gets frustrating. I’ve had lots of journals over the years, but they almost always disappoint. There are journals that are too small, or too big to handle Others don’t have enough pages, […]
The last time I visited what seems like a somewhat quixotic journey to try to create the ultimate writer’s journal, I was still waiting to see if my dream would become a reality. Here’s what I wrote a few months ago: In fact, today I’m waiting to get yet more samples, and this time, I […]
A look at how to prepare artwork for books that will be foil stamped, blind stamped, or embossed with stamping dies
e-Book Cover Design Awards, October 2017 including Emir Orucevic, Tim Pritchard, James Egan, Damonza and many more