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Launch your book to five-star reviews

Launch your book to five-star reviews: Carla King, Self-Publishing Boot Camp

How do you launch your book to five-star reviews? The answer is easy but the implementation can be a bit time-consuming. So don’t jump the gun by publishing too early. Get these six foundational items checked off, first. You’ll be glad you did!1Know where your book belongs on the virtual shelves2Build a marketing street team […]

Why you need a resale certificate

Taxes: resale certificates

How many times have you ordered boxes of books from Amazon, IngramSpark, or a printing company to sell at an event? Did you pay sales tax on them? Oops! You have the right to get those books tax-free, just like any other wholesale product, because you’re going to collect tax when you sell them. Don’t […]

An ISBN is a birth certificate for your book

An ISBN is like a birth certificate for your book

In this post I’ll answer a reader question about ISBNs. You can ask your own question by clicking the button at the end of this post.I would love to know if owning my own ISBNs allows me to print and distribute my ebook, hardback, paperback not only with IngramSpark and Amazon KDP Print but anywhere […]

Website Tools to Build Your Author Email List

Grow Author Email List Self-Publishing Carla King

You author email list is your number one marketing tool. Here’s how to make your website an email collecting machine in 10 steps. 1An irresistible freebie2An email marketing funnel3A self-hosted WordPress website4A premium theme5Lead pages6A timer (for scarcity marketing)7An email marketing service provider8A notification ribbon9A search engine optimization tool10Time and experimentationGROW YOUR EMAIL LIST WITH AN […]

Distribution: How your book gets to your readers

Self-Publishing Boot Camp Amazon IngramSpark Smashwords Draft2Digital Carla King

With all the aggregation and distribution services available to you, it can be difficult to choose a path. This post aims to clarify those terms and the tools and services I most recommend to independent authors.  Let’s start with this statement and unwind from there. Indie authors can upload ebooks to distribute to eeach online ebook retailer […]

Pronoun & Macmillan: a Shift to More Author-Friendly Publishing?

Last week Macmillan purchased Pronoun, an eBook creation, distribution, and marketing service for independent authors. (See announcement.) Along with Pronoun, Macmillan purchased an innovative entourage that includes Booklr, a data analysis service for eBook sales, and Byliner, which publishes “urgent, necessary journalism for the present day” along with short fiction and serials. But I think that […]

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