I began my official self-publishing journey — that is with books you can buy on Amazon — in 2007. (I started self-publishing content in newsletter and booklet form sometime in elementary school). That’s when I published Bonkers for Bundt Cakes. Four books later and I’m still learning. There are so many options for book formats that self-publishers can use today. In fact, I’m currently working on an audiobook (which I’ll talk about in another post). In this post, I’ll share what formats are currently available and provide some reasons why you might consider them.
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Are you struggling to bring in new clients? Are you not sure what to do next in your marketing plan? Do you want to be seen as an expert in your niche? There’s one simple solution for all these business goals: A published book. It’s true. This one thing—especially if […]
Weekday Wisdom Episode 80 Has writing changed over the decades? I’m swinging back to answering questions from the Ask Me Anything campaign I did in March. Today’s question is about the writing field and today’s reading audience. Today’s question is from Vasilijeluka. In the long journey of your writing, do […]
Weekday Wisdom Episode 59 How hard is it to get your first book published? I have two answers to that question! In today’s Weekday Wisdom, I’m going to be answering another question from that AMAfeed I told you about. Today’s question is from V?n, who asks: “How difficult or challenging […]
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Are you trying to decide whether self-publishing or going with a traditional publisher is the right choice for your next (or first) book? Do you plan to make appearances at book stores to sign copies of your book? Read on to discover the pros and cons of both publishing options and how they can affect your ability to hold book signing events.
Doing live book signing events can be helpful in getting the word out about your book, especially if you do them locally and use them to increase your visibility in your community. Whether you self-publish or get published by a publisher has ramifications for potential book signing events. Here are some behind-the-scenes things you need to know that can affect your ability to do live book store events.
You need to weigh the pros and cons of self publishing vs. going with a publishing house and how they impact your goals for each book you produce. One is not necessarily better than the other. Each option helps you achieve different goals. Here’s what I’ve learned through publishing four books to date — one through a publisher and three self-published.