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Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing – Part 2 New!

In part 1 we looked at traditional publishing; now it’s the turn of self-publishing. What is Self-Publishing? With self-publishing, you can say goodbye to the publisher and do it all yourself. There are plenty of self-publishing platforms to choose from and, as an idea of just how...

Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing – Part 1 New!

Traditional publishing or self-publishing, which one do you choose? Well, that depends on what you want and what your budget is but there are some definite pros and cons to each one. So, let’s kick off with traditional publishing. What is Traditional Publishing? With traditional publishing, the...

Self-Publishing – Amazon vs Indie Platforms – Part 2 New!

Welcome back to our look at the difference between Amazon and the indie platforms. Let’s continue looking at what you need to consider what making your choice. Payment When it comes to people buying your book, Amazon is so simple. Just one click and your book is...

Self-Publishing – Amazon vs Indie Platforms – Part 1 New!

Imagine this. You’ve got three books under your belt, all of them self-published and, so far you’ve sold nearly 10,000 copies in total. You used Sellfy and Gumroad indie platforms for two of your books and the third you did through the Kindle Direct Publishing...

First Time Author Guide to the Top Publishing Companies – Part 4 New!

This is the final part of this guide where we look at our last three companies. Draft2Digital Draft2Digitial doesn’t have as many retail partners as Smashwords does but it will distribute to Amazon as well as most of the biggest eBook retailers. They also offer eBook formatting...

First Time Author Guide to the Top Publishing Companies – Part 3 New!

Welcome back to part 3 of this mini-series.Before you make a decision, read on for more top publishing companies: Barnes & Noble Press Once called Nook Press, this is Barnes & Noble’s self-publishing platform, accounting for around 3% of all eBook sales, mostly in the USA. Print-on-demand...

First Time Author Guide to the Top Publishing Companies – Part 2 New!

Welcome back,  let’s dive right into the list of top publishers. These are not in any particular order and you are not limited to one. KDP – Kindle Direct Publishing Amazon owns the KDP program that allows authors to publish and retail their eBooks for reading on...

First Time Author Guide to the Top Publishing Companies – Part 1 New!

Self-publishing is now responsible for around 40% of all eBook sales and eBooks themselves account for around 40% of the total books sold across the world. This year, sales are expected to outstrip sales of print books in the USA and this is fantastic news...

A Short Guide To Selling Your Book On Google Books New!

Have you written a book and can’t seem to find the right platform to publish it on? Self-publishing used to be a nightmare but, thanks in no small part to the internet, you can write your book and sell it without having to go through...

Making Money With Amazon Self-Publishing – Part 3 New!

And here we are, the final part – how to really make money. Obviously, the first step is to get your books written and uploaded onto the Kindle platform. Marketing is key – get the word out and tell everyone about your book. Start small; one short...