Q & A: Are hybrid publishing services worth the money?
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Q & A: Are hybrid publishing services worth the money?

Good question, Maria! Let’s look at the three most common types of publishing: If the company you’re hearing from is legit, it’s most likely a hybrid publishing service. This isn’t a bad way to go, especially if you’re struggling with the traditional and independent publishing route, but it does cost more. That said, we’re always…

Q & A: My Book is Finished. Now What?
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Q & A: My Book is Finished. Now What?

James, what a great question! A lot of writers—both nonfiction and fiction—wonder what to do when their book is finished. First, congratulations on all you’ve accomplished. You’re tackling the hardest part right now—finishing your book. Your breadth of work shows your dedication. Seriously, that’s the hardest part. Now what to do? Step 1: Hire an…

Adjusting My Website for Book Sales (SPF Journal)
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Adjusting My Website for Book Sales (SPF Journal)

As mentioned in my last post, I’m working my way through Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Formula in an attempt to boost my online Kindle sales. Two days in and I’m barely scratching the surface of this course. In the first module, Mark talks about using your website as your hub for your community; that is, the place…

My One Month Deep Dive Into Self-Publishing (A Journal)

My One Month Deep Dive Into Self-Publishing (A Journal)

Today I started what promises to be a month long deep dive into self-publishing, Amazon ads and the KDP platform. While I’ve had great commercial success with many of my titles published traditionally, my self-published books through Amazon have become stagnant. Given what I know of today’s publishing market, there’s no reason for this other…