Resources and tips for the self-published author.

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4-Step Marketing Plan for a Book Series

by Auburn Seal  •  September 6, 2016

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Book marketing should be something that you plan out, an intentional strategy. Of course, you’ll want to consider the “usual” things like sending out advanced review copies (ARC’s), requesting reviews, creating launch day events both online and in person, promoting your title with various media outlets, using your email newsletter to your best advantage, etc.

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How to Measure Your Success as a Writer

by Auburn Seal  •  March 22, 2016

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How do you know if you are succeeding as a writer? Success can be measured in a variety of ways and your self-esteem and mental health will thank you if you decide what those metrics are sooner rather than later. Here are some ways that the industry collectively measures success. How many titles do you

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WEBINAR 2/23 – How to Get Press and Reviews for Your Book

by Miral Sattar  •  February 8, 2016

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I’m so excited to be introducing our next FREE webinar for Bibliocrunch members. I’ve helped numerous authors get reviews and press. You can check out the links on the bottom to see some examples. At every conference I speak at, the most common question is “How do I get visibility for my book?”

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Welcome to 2016! A Publishing Roadmap

by Miral Sattar  •  January 11, 2016

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Thought I’d share some of my favorite publishing tips of 2015 for you to enjoy and make 2016 even better for you. We’ve organized a self-publishing roadmap to guide you through your publishing journey.

Sample Thank You Letters That Help You Get Reviews for Your Book

by Miral Sattar  •  November 4, 2015

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One of the easiest ways to get reviews for your book is by asking your readers! A lot of authors often forget this key step.

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Publishing News Roundup Series: How to Get Visibility for Your Book

by Maureen Crisp  •  April 13, 2015

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How do you get your book noticed?

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Anti-vaxxer Children’s Book about Measles Getting Trolled Hilariously

by Miral Sattar  •  February 11, 2015

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It’s no secret that current news events can help boost book sales.


How To Send Review Copies of Your Book to Potential Reviewers

by Miral Sattar  •  November 23, 2014

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A question we get from authors is how to send review copies of their book to potential reviewers. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you below. 


How to Request Book Reviews for your Self-Published Book

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We just got back from the fabulous Blurb Book Fest in Brooklyn this past weekend. A question that came up a lot from authors is how to request book reviews for their self-published book.

#Indiechat – How to Deal with Negative Reviews

by Miral Sattar  •  December 12, 2013

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Every week we host #indiechat. We invite industry experts and authors to discuss and share tips on the indie and publishing landscape. #Indiechat is held every Tuesday at 9pm EST. You can check out our previous chat logs on BiblioCrunch Storify.