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How to publish on Kindle

I did it, so can you (This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy, I will earn a small commission.) You know I’ve published two books at Amazon. My devotional book, A Year of Wisdom Reflections: contemplating the art of being wise, is a paperback. My winter sowing booklet, Winter Sowing Works, is a Kindle …
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The Pro Bono Marketing Staff Every Self-Published Author Has at Their Fingertips

By Eva Lesko Natiello In today’s article, written by Eva Lesko Natiello (@EvaNatiello), indie authors are reminded of the importance of the decisions we make publishing our books. Enjoy, and be sure to comment below if you can think of other “staff” available to help self-published authors market their books.   Yesterday an author contacted …
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Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #75

Welcome to this issue of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. This issue is for December, 2016. We welcome your submissions on topics related to writing, self-publishing, book design or marketing books. A collection of outstanding articles recently posted to blogs, your reading here will be richly rewarded. See the end of this post …
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Does Your Book Suck … or Soar?

Next month, I have the pleasure of coordinating the 4th Annual Publishing at Sea Cruise. Eight days in the sunny Caribbean in the often chilling temps that the U.S. experiences. This year, 44 awesome, unique, interesting-to-their-core authors will be venturing into a working, tax deductible, vacation. Our group is abuzz because the cruise line has …
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The Most Important 15 Seconds in the Life of Your Book

By Joan Stewart Fifteen precious seconds. It isn’t much time. But it’s all you get if you want to convince a bookstore to buy your book, prove to a journalist that you’re worth interviewing, or persuade John Grisham to write a blurb for the cover of your mystery novel. In the world of book publishing, …
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A Blogger’s Progress: First Steps Into a New World

Editor: This is the first in a series of articles charting the founding, successes, failures, and lessons learned from 7 years of blogging. Authors ask me all the time about how to build a blog that will help their book marketing, and I’ve often recommended—especially to nonfiction authors—that building a blog and a community is …
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Book Design Templates 2.0: Upgraded Templates, Cool New Site, 25% Off This Week

Since we introduced our interior book templates in February, 2013 over 15,000 authors all over the world have created their books more quickly and at less expense than ever before. But nothing’s perfect, right? Tracy Atkins and I have been hard at work for over a year to change the way we sell our templates, …
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11 Top Tips for Making Money from Your Writing and Photography in 2017

By Lee Foster I’m very pleased to bring you an article today from my friend and colleague, Lee Foster. Lee is a publishing pioneer. He was the first author I knew personally to create a mobile app from one of his books, and one of the earliest “hybrid” authors anywhere, publishing numerous books with traditional …
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