Resources and tips for the self-published author.

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How to use email to preview your eBook files on an iPad

by Miral Sattar  •  February 21, 2013

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An easy way to preview your eBook files on your iPad is by using email. Yup, you got it, email.  A lot of authors I’ve worked with don’t know about checking their files through email and I’ve been finding myself sending the same email every week with instructions, so I just decided to do a

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Calling all Authors : FREE ADVICE, CHATS, AND PRIZES, OH MY!

by Miral Sattar  •  February 18, 2013

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If you’re an author (or want to be), you must make plans to attend the Indie Revolution Conference, or as we like to call it: Indie ReCon – making Indie publishing a mission possible! 


Crowdfunding for Writers: Which Platform Should I Choose? Guest Post by Emma Larkins

by  •  February 13, 2013

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If you’re considering crowdfunding your next writing project, you probably already have a good idea of the benefits of self-publishing over going the traditional route. Crowdfunding is complimentary to self-publishing in many ways: it helps you gauge interest in your project before completion, provides a way for people to “pre-order” your book, gives you a

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Fonts for eBooks: Best Practices

by  •  February 6, 2013

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One of the many joys of self-publishing is the ability to control anything and everything about your book. The full control self-publishers have is a great blessing but it can be a problem; when you control everything alone how do you know what size your cover should be, which online distributors work best for you,

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Key Ingredients Needed to Create Great eBook Content

by  •  January 30, 2013

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The choices available to writers who want to self publish are now so numerous that it’s no longer a question of “should I?” but rather “what options should I pursue?”


Royalty Rates Comparison

by  •  January 25, 2013

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Here’s a handy checklist of the different royalty rates for the various ebook retailers.


Should You Buy ISBNs?

by  •  January 15, 2013

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A question asked by authors frequently is should you buy ISBNs? What are the advantages and disadvantages? 


Free Tools to Create EPUB Files for Ebook Distribution

by  •  January 8, 2013

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So you’ve written your book, took some hefty criticism from your reader friends, and edited it countless times until you achieved a pristine and gripping novel. But now what? How do you get your story to the masses without resorting to a printing press?


Tools that Help You Create Apps for your Book

by  •  December 31, 2012

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So you’ve written your book, took some hefty criticism from your reader friends, and edited it countless times until you achieved a pristine and gripping novel. But now what? How do you get your story to the masses without resorting to a printing press? Luckily, most Americans already own your solution. You can put your books on those tablets devices everyone seems to be purchasing these days. Of course, you can’t just upload a .txt or .doc file up on iTunes or Google Play. You have to convert your book to a format supported by these online stores.


Guest Post: Key Takeaways from FutureBook 2012 by Henry Strick

by Miral Sattar  •  December 27, 2012

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We’re excited to have Henry Strick guest post for us about The Future Book Conference. A lot of the takeaways are applicable to self published and indie authors as well.