Pros & Cons Of Self-Publishing An Ebook

If you’re considering writing a book now, you have more publishing alternatives than at any other time in history. Among the many options, you can go the traditional route and submit your manuscript to an agent who will work to get you a book deal with a publishing house, or you can do everything on […]

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How Indie Genre Fiction Ebooks Are Thriving Online

In the indie ebook world, the genre is king. According to a 2017 Author Earnings report,  over 70% of all genre fiction consumer purchases — the “overwhelming majority” — are now in ebook format. Of these ebooks, most independently published ones have a larger market share than traditionally published ones when broken down into genres: Self-published romance, mystery, horror, […]

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Goodreads Has Not-So-Good News for Indie Authors

Anyone familiar with my book marketing coaching for indie authors, knows that I love Goodreads. After all, Goodreads has been critical to the success of many self-published authors who want to get their books noticed in a very crowded playing field. Indie authors know this site is a great place to interact with readers. I […]

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How to Pick the Right Self-Publishing Option

As any published writer can attest, nothing compares with the feeling of seeing one’s words in print for the first time. Whether it’s a memoir, first novel, how-to book or poetry anthology, it’s incredibly rewarding to hold a professionally bound volume of one’s own creation. For much of publishing history, professional gatekeepers reserved that experience […]

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Global Audiobook Trends and Statistics for 2018

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in the digital publishing industry. The United States continues to be the biggest market for the audio format and in 2017; there was over $2.5 billion dollars in sales, which is a slight increase from the $2.1 billion generated in 2016. Michelle Cobb of the Audiobook Publishers Association stated, […]

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The Indie Author’s Guide to Hybrid Publishing

Authors no longer have to choose between traditional publishing and self-publishing. A third option has emerged and is gaining ground: hybrid publishing, which fuses aspects of traditional publishing with self-publishing, often for an up-front fee. At least that’s one definition; as any author exploring the territory of hybrid publishing will find, it’s complicated. “Hybrid publishing […]

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