It Takes a Village to Publish a Book

I've been seeing a trend over the past couple of years (maybe longer) where self-published authors are beginning to cast away the title "self-published" in favor of "independently published author," or "indie author." I love the title "independently published author." Now, this isn't to say I'm opposed to the term "self-published." In fact, I use …

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Top Five Blogging Hazards

Blogging can be a fun, but necessary part of building an author platform. If you're not careful, blogging can land you in a great big boiling pot of hot water! Fortunately, it's easy to avoid trouble if you know what to look out for. I've compiled a list of the top five blogging hazards along …

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The Essential Self-Publishing Guide

This is an exciting week for me! For the past several months, I've been working on putting together a self-publishing guide. My original plan was to compile previous articles I'd written, but the project got away from me and turned into over 170 pages. The Essential Self-Publishing Guide is for writers who are considering self-publishing. …

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A Few Thoughts on Editors

Editors. We all need them - at least most of us do. It's very difficult to catch all your own mistakes when you write something, and the longer the piece of work, the more numerous the errors. When you're first starting out as a writer, you need a really good editor. Not just someone to …

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Become a Millionaire Selling Books on Amazon (Or Not)

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a book on Kindle that promised authors they could make a million dollars selling books on Amazon. A quick search yielded dozens of titles promising writers they can easily become best-selling authors, or promising to teach them how to write a best-selling book in 30 days. There are …

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