Amazon is changing things up again and is no longer listing books supplied from IngramSpark as “in stock.” Here’s what you can do.
7 Tools for Creativity including Evernote, Scrivener, CreateSpace, Canva, Mind Jet Mind Manager, Joel’s Journals, iPhone
Three separate authors who launched books recently gathered together and shared some great stories. Use their tales and learn from their experiences!
Time for another installment of our long-running, intermittently-published question-and-answer roundups. Yes, it’s another Monday Mailbag in which we gather questions from my email inbox, from the comments on the blog, and from strange calls in the middle of the night from distraught authors wondering just where they went wrong. Once again I’ve reached deep into […]
Last week we introduced our new Amazon Success Toolkit, a collection of guidelines and productivity tools for publishers using CreateSpace, Kindle Direct Publishing, or Audible, all portals for Amazon. The response has been impressive, and I can see why. Keeping track of all the policies, procedures, and programs at Amazon is more than most of […]
Is there any subject that excites so many emotions in indie authors than Amazon? From its ever-changing programs for self-publishers to its shifting positions on book reviews, Amazon is both the democratic gateway to the biggest market of book buyers in the world, and the 800-pound gorilla overshadowing our world. Trying to figure out the […]
Questions never stop their inexorable creep, like the ivy in my yard. The more you answer, the more you get asked. Does that really make sense? Here’s the latest installment of some select “Q&A” happening around here. Reaching into the mailbags that line the hallways at Marin Bookworks Global Headquarters, I’ve sampled and collected some […]
A Quick Lesson About Publishers, Imprints, CreateSpace, and Bowker explains how to deal with imprint names
By Lyn Horner Many aspects of the self-publishing process can be intimidating and confusing, especially the first time you do them. This article, written by Lyn Horner, guides us step-by-step through the process of publishing a book with Createspace. You might want to bookmark this page for future reference if you plan to publish with […]
Why Your Book Pitch Matters (Even If You’re Self-Published) looks at the anatomy and uses of a finely-crafted elevator pitch for your book