Indie authors are often surprised to discover they are running a business and have questions about incorporation, business licenses, sales tax and hiring freelancers.
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6 Reasons You Should Self-Publish by Tiana Warner explains the advantages of self-publishing and why authors should self-publish their books.
5 People You Need on Your Team When You Self-publish a Kids’ Book by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod explains who you need on your team and why if you want to publish a children’s book.
6 Things to Consider When Writing Promotional Copy for Your Book by Karl Bunker compares promotional copy for four different genres and explains the similarities and differences.
Helen Sedwick Joins The Book Designer as a Contributing Writer
10 Ways to Test Market Your Nonfiction Book Idea Before You Publish by Nina Amir details 10 ways nonfiction authors can conduct strategic tests to determine market, meaning reader, and interest for their nonfiction book ideas.
Selling Ebooks on Google Play: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Jason Matthews reviews the pros and cons of selling ebooks on Google Play via Google Books Partner Program.
Self-Publishing Basics: Introduction to Metadata for beginning book publishers along with a 5-step process for dealing with your book’s metadata
Blogs for Self-Publishers for June 12 – 18, 2011 including Randy Sue Meyers, Bob Mayer, Mark Coker, Victoria Strauss and Michael N. Marcus
Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #7 including posts from Sue Collier, Stephen Tiano, Tony Eldridge and 23 other bloggers for the month of April, 2011