Self Publishing – It’s About Breaking The Rules

Self Publishing – It’s About Breaking The Rules

There are no self-publishing rules The rule book governing the publishing of books has been thrown out of the window, been burnt on a sacrificial fire and converted into a Kindle ebook that no one will ever bother to read. Self-publishing is a new form of anarchy, which will change the face of publishing, reading and consumption of text for some considerable years to come. It will, and I could probably say, already has changed the way books are written, bought, read, marketed and sold. Why does a novel need to be 110,000 words? Who made that rule? Well, it was fine when books needed to look nice and uniform

Book Marketing Tips For Self Published Authors

Book Marketing Tips For Self Published Authors

10 Book marketing tips to help your book sales Self-publishing is not a new phenomenon anymore, and it has now become an integral part of the publishing landscape. However, there is one component that remains a stumbling block. Getting your book to sell. Book marketing is tough, hard work, time-consuming and can even be dispiriting. If that’s not enough, it can also be expensive. We all hear about the ones who ‘got lucky’ such as Amanda Hocking and E L James, but these are rarities. However in saying that, they didn’t achieve success without a lot of hard work either. Self-published authors have no choice but to face up to

Is This Really Self Publishing Success?

Is This Really Self Publishing Success?

What exactly is self-publishing success? I just read this article announcing that self-published titles are enjoying a lot of success on the best seller lists. Here is the headline of the article on Digital Book World announcing this monumental success for self-published authors. Self-Published Ebooks Keep Ahead on Best-Seller List Um, but when I read it, something seemed awfully wrong. Here is an image grab from the article. The top two self-published titles are a miserable $0.99 each! So the authors get to collect only 35% of this, due to Amazon’s penalty on ebooks below $2.99. For ebooks above $2.99, Amazon pays 70% royalty. So who’s winning and who’s losing out here? So much

Self Publishing Is Not Spelt K.I.N.D.L.E. – Part 2

Self Publishing Is Not Spelt K.I.N.D.L.E. – Part 2

“I don’t sell many books on Smashwords.” I read this comment over and over again from self-published authors and it drives me crazy every time I read it. It should read, “I don’t sell many books on Apple, B&N orKobo because I can’t be bothered promoting my books anywhere else other than Kindle.” Smashwords is a distributor of ebooks, but after self-published authors add their books to the Smashwords Premium Catalogue, they seem to expect, as if by some kind of magic, that their books will sell. While lazily filling their social media feeds with links to their books on Kindle, most Indie authors can’t be bothered, or don’t even