Publishing

Budgeting for Your Book: Planning Your Publishing Expenses
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Indie publishing offers writers an unprecedented level of control over their work. However, as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility, especially regarding finances. An essential step in the self-publishing journey is creating a realistic budget for your book. read more
Eight Big Reasons to Learn to Love Amazon
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson shares invaluable insights on why Amazon is essential for authors’ success. Dive into her expert advice for a thriving book journey. read more
Plan a Targeted Publicity Strategy Using Amazon’s Freebies
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From publicity pitfalls to leveraging Amazon’s hidden arsenal for authors, uncover how to turn your book’s presence from overlooked to outstanding without spending a fortune. Read more for insider tips on personalizing your book’s page and making your author profile work for you. read more
Three Most Important Components for Publishing an E-Book
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In the ever-changing world of digital publishing, knowing how to navigate from manuscript to e-book is essential. This article breaks down the three key components that make for a professionally produced e-book. read more
Exploring the Benefits of Audiobooks for Indie Authors
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Have you ever considered publishing your title as an audiobook?  Today we explore the many benefits for authors. read more
Celebrating Pride Month: Exploring the Vibrant World of Independently Published LGBTQ+ Books
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As we honor Pride Month, it is crucial to recognize and uplift the diverse voices within the LGBTQ+ literary community. Independent publishing provides a valuable avenue for expression, and an empowering platform to share personal stories, experiences, and perspectives. Let’s take a look into how the vibrant world of self-published LGBTQ+ books celebrate the creativity and profound impact of these remarkable authors. read more
Self-Publishing: Commit to the Long Game
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Before you crank out press releases or update your social media accounts, here’s why a commitment to the long game is the indie author’s best bet for reaching their target markets. read more
Good Book Titles Sell Books
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A book title will make or break a book’s sales and popularity. In essence, the title is the book. It is a summary of the book, an encapsulation of all its content in a few words. It is a split-second advertisement, so creating the best title possible will determine how well your book sell read more
Considering Self-publishing? Prepare for the Journey
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You wouldn’t embark on an extended journey without making plans, getting prepared. The same is true for indie writers considering self-publishing. Scan any number of writing magazines, resources, authoritative reviewers like Publisher’s Weekly or Kirkus, or bestseller lists and you will find few from self-published indie authors. Despite the higher threshold for credibility for self-publishers vs traditional publishers, more memoir writers are choosing self-publishing. Why? read more
Getting Up-To-Date On What Front and Back Matter Can Do for You
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To Reader Views’ Blog Subscribers and Visitors: I am celebrating the coming release of the 3rd Edition of the winningest book in my #HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers with an excerpt of what my publisher says is about 50% new material. The Frugal Editor will be released in January of 2023 (just in time for New Year’s resolutions for writers serious about their careers!). I chose to share a few pages from the chapter on front and back matter of books because so many authors–both traditionally published and self-published–don’t use those pages as effectively as they could for the good of their book or for the good of their careers. In fact, maybe traditionally published authors’ books suffer more from this neglect and, the sad part is, these marketing wonders can usually be negotiated. So here is a sneak peek courtesy of Reader Views (and with permission from my publisher Modern History Press who didn’t scrimp on either of these career boosters including the kind of Index even academics will appreciate!): A Sneak-Peek at the 3rd Edition of The Frugal Editor read more