What does it mean to go wide? In the jargon of the self-publishing world, Wide Distribution means that you intend to sell your books not only on Amazon, but in other retails as well such as Kobo, B&N, Apple, and physical bookstores. While going wide may seem like the obvious choice at first, it turns …
Every published author knows that finishing the book is only half the battle. Your first draft needs to be torn apart, written and rewritten, and chiseled to perfection. For traditionally published books, this isn’t such a big deal, since the publishing house will cover the cost. However, for a self-published author, hiring an editor can …
Market Research: Publisher Rocket This software is the surest way to guarantee your book becomes a bestseller. Your choice of genre and Keywords are crucial to your books success, and Publisher Rocket will do all the market research for you. If you want to become a bestseller and save hundreds of hours researching, this software …
In the industry of self-publishing, you’re signing up to be more than just an author. You’re running a business, and just like any other business, marketing is key. Whether you’re publishing in the wide market or exclusively with Amazon, choosing the right keywords could make all the difference in helping your book fall into the hands of your book-hungry target audience.
What is an editorial review, and why do you need them? Every seasoned author knows that reviews are crucial to book sales, yet groaningly difficult to obtain. The majority of customers and readers are heavily influenced by product reviews, and without them, a book will struggle to succeed. Although product reviews are heavily regulated by …
“Don’t judge a book by its cover…the most futile words known to mankind.”
Everyone does it…which is why making sure to get a high-quality cover is the most important marketing decision you can possibly make.
The key to writing books quickly and efficiently is good organization. Without it, you run the risk of dangerous inconsistencies and plot holes that readers despise. This can get tricky, especially in long, books with an extensive roster of characters.
One way to organize your thoughts and ideas is using a storyboard.
If you don’t have the time/expertise to make your own book cover, and hiring an artist to custom-build one for you is out of your budget, there is another option out there, the results of which can be just as good as the custom-made option: Pre-made covers.
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