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Book Publishing Tips

Happy Days Ahead

As an author, every new year brings a renewed sense of energy and excitement to your upcoming projects. We know how much work goes into writing and preparing your book for publishing, so we’ve come up with a few quick and easy tips to help you fully succeed in 2018. Be honest about your roadblocks Roadblocks happen to everyone, but it’s not always clear what’s stalling your project at the moment. You might think it’s because that one editor hasn’t gotten back to you about your second draft, or you haven’t quite worked out how to resolve a character’s story arc in your book. But it could be something altogether separate from the book itself—like not having a proper space [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Publishing|

5 Things All Self-Published Authors Are Afraid to Admit

Ditching your day job is a dream most self-publishing authors have. It’s true some self-published authors have had major success with breakout hits sweeping readers across the nation. However, it is an uphill battle for most indie authors looking to break out on their own. If you’re looking to really get ahead in the publishing industry, read these 5 things all self-published authors are afraid to admit. Your story may need more work Everybody wants to think their writing is perfect. It can be a difficult pill to swallow for authors with especially heavy egos, but finding an honest editor who is talented and cares about your success is crucial to writing a better story. Most–if not all–authors in the [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Publishing|

How Publishing Your Book is Just Like Baking a Cake

Publishing your own book is a lot like baking—there are many ingredients you need to get just right for your book (or bake) to turn out perfectly. Measure Your Ingredients (Create a timeline of book printing goals) Much like when you’re getting ready to bake a cake, there is a lot to prepare when it comes to getting your book ready for print. You’ve got to plan time for rounds of editing, cover design, interior layout formatting, choosing paper weights, colors, and cover specs, among other things. Each of these ‘ingredients’ will take a certain amount of focus and time to complete, so it’s best to map out an estimated timeline of how long each of these ingredients [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Publishing|

5 Traits That Make You A Successful Self-Published Author

Do you have what it takes to be a successful self-published author? Here are 5 traits they’ve all got—see if you match up. Perseverance Writing a book is no easy feat. You must push through seemingly endless rounds of edits, choose a perfectly designed cover, develop a marketing and promotional plan, and much more—all on your own. Your willingness to tackle all the moving parts that go into writing and launching a book as a self-published author means you’re already on the path to success, because not many people can do what you’re doing. It takes a lot of focus and dedication, but moving forward with your goals and persevering through all the ups and downs of publishing a book [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Publishing|

Top 5 Challenges of Small Publishers

Do you publish, manage, and/or distribute ten to fifty books a year? Shepherding authors through the publishing process can be a time consuming, difficult yet rewarding experience. It’s exciting to help an author publish his or her lifelong dream, but you must be highly organized and ask the right questions, at the right time, in the right order, to successfully move them through the publishing process. I’ve assisted hundreds of authors (young and old, renowned and first-timers) over the years with their publications, and have witnessed first-hand many of the struggles and roadblocks that can plague and impede every book’s publishing process. In no particular order, I’ve outlined the top five universal challenges that I have seen with almost every [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Publishing|
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