Resources and tips for the self-published author.

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Goodreads Opens Giveaways to Ebooks

by Auburn Seal  •  September 8, 2016

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Attention Authors and Goodreads Lovers! Did you know that authors will soon be able to give away ebooks on Goodreads? They used to only allow giveaway promotions for paperbacks which precluded authors who only publish ebooks from participating. Let’s face it. Sometimes we get the ebook out well before the paperback goes live. Or maybe we

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Popular eBook Subscriptions: Pros and Cons

by Bibliocrunch  •  August 26, 2014

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Last week on #IndieChat we discussed the pros and cons of ebook subscriptions.

How to Write a Good Book Description

by BiblioCrunch  •  April 8, 2014

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You did it!  You finally finished your book and it is a masterpiece!  Now, all you have to do is get people to read it.  It’s time to take off the author hat and put on the marketer hat.  You have a book description to write.


How to Write a Good Introduction for Your Ebook

by BiblioCrunch  •  March 25, 2014

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After you finish writing your ebook, you are anxious to share it with the world and the process can prove frustrating when you are forced to hit the brakes in order to first create a viable marketing strategy.  It’s the old hurry up and wait ploy.  Ahh!  I feel your pain.

How to Battle Writer’s Block

by BiblioCrunch  •  March 18, 2014

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I would like to start this off by saying that I’ve been staring at my screen for…oh…twenty minutes trying to figure out what to write.

Selling Effectively with Kobo

by Bibliocrunch  •  March 11, 2014

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Kobo Inc. is the company that makes the Kobo eReader, and its headquarters is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

#IndieChat – How Hugh Howey Became a Best-Selling Author by Giving Away His Books

by Bibliocrunch  •  February 27, 2014

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We were excited to have Hugh Howey, author of Amazon bestseller, Wool, as our guest  on Tuesday’s #indiechat on 3/4/14.  Transcript is up!

Basics of Online Ebook Retailers

by Miral Sattar  •  February 25, 2014

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    Thinking about self-publishing and wanted to know about the biggest retailers for your digital and print books? We break it down for you in our easy to navigate guide below.

Book File Types Explained

by Miral Sattar  •  January 28, 2014

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A question that I always get is what types of files do I need to create to get my book ready for book publishing.  If you’re going to hire a formatter we recommend three main filetypes for distribution to the major online retailers.

Five Best Practices for QA’ing your eBook

by Kate Tilton  •  March 14, 2013

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A few weeks ago we had EPUB mavens Colleen Cunningham (@bookdesigngirl) and Iris Febres (@epubpupil) from FWMedia join us on #indiechat. Colleen and Iris gave us an overview of the eBook production process and also shared best practices for QA’ing an eBook. Use their tips to make sure the eBook you put out into the

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