Category Archives: self-publishing

Self-publishers: Take the Taleist 2012 self-publishing survey

I am often asked if I can cite statistics about self-publishing, and the answer is no. Reliable data is just not available. Taleist hopes to rectify this matter with their new self-publishing survey. They devised questions in the following areas: … Continue reading

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The week in publishing (January 2 through January 8)

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From The Independent Publishing Magazine: Apple Poised To Launch Self-Publishing Program This Month Reporting on Good E-Reader this morning, Michael Kozlowski has revealed that Apple will host an event in … Continue reading

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Webtips for authors & self-publishers

My team and I come across so many useful websites, I thought it would handy to put them together in a regular blog series. If you have or know of a website that would be of interest to my blog … Continue reading

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The week in publishing (December 19 to December 25)

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From The Huffington Post: Are eBooks Too Cheap?: Indie Authors Question 99 Cent Price There’s a lot of controversy circulating throughout the publishing industry about the pricing of ebooks, and … Continue reading

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The week in publishing (December 12 to December 18)

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From The Book Designer: Do Writers Really Need a Book Business Plan? Seriously. I know no one likes to hear this, even my clients who are not of the author … Continue reading

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The week in publishing (December 5 to December 11)

Here’s some of the latest in industry news and views: From The New York Times: Book Shopping in Stores, Then Buying Online Bookstore owners everywhere have a lurking suspicion: that the customers who type into their smartphones while browsing in … Continue reading

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Don’t make these 7 self-publishing mistakes

There is a lot of information available on self-publishing today—there are blogs, books, and groups galore where authors can learn the ropes. Unfortunately, I still run in to authors who have made costly mistakes with their projects—blunders that could have … Continue reading

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Eleven Questions for Today’s Indie Publisher

Your name: D’vorah Lansky Your website: http://BookMarketingMadeEasy.com Your bibliography: Connect, Communicate, and Profit: Build Successful Business Relationships Online Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online Promote Your Book with Teleseminars: Simple and Affordable Ways to … Continue reading

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What not to do to sell your Indie Book

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Should you self-publish—or wait for a traditional deal?

I get asked this question a lot by authors who are looking for a simple, cut-and-dried answer. But deciding which might be the right option for a particular author depends on a number of things. Here are some questions to … Continue reading

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