Category: Self-Publishing

5 Ways to Make Your Self-Published Book Look Professional

Producing a professional-looking book is critical, especially when self-publishing. Despite being more common than ever, self-publishing still carries the old stigmas: unwanted by 'real' publishers, unedited and unlikely to be any good. A product that's obviously self-published, or amateurish, will raise questions of quality and may potentially discourage readers.   …

9 Handy Tips For Planning A Successful Book Launch

If you'll be releasing your self-published book sometime soon, you've probably wondered whether or not to throw a book launch. You might have been asking yourself whether it's even possible to throw a successful book launch as an indie author. After all, you're a writer, not an event planner! Well, we're …

8 Essential Components of a Self-Publishing Team

So you've decided to self-publish your book. Congratulations! Indie publishing is constantly growing and evolving, and indie authors now have a better-than-ever chance at pursuing a successful writing career. But if we've learned one thing when it comes to self-publishing, it's this: you can't do it alone. The word 'independent' in …

5 Everyday Book Marketing Tips For Authors

As I often tell authors, the good news about book promotion is the same as the bad news: There’s always something more you can be doing for your book. This means that, on one hand, you always have the opportunity to reach new readers, no matter how long your book …

Growing A Business & Self-Publishing With Blaise van Hecke

The brainchild of writer Blaise van Hecke and her husband, photographer/illustrator Kev Howlett, Busybird Publishing is a unique blend: a traditional publisher that releases a handful of titles yearly; and a fee-for-service self-publisher which, to date, has not only helped over one hundred authors get their stories out into the …