A glance inside a construction worker’s toolbox will reveal an assortment of screwdrivers, wrenches, and hammers in varying configurations to suit a particular job. Yet professional writers continue to use Word, Word and more Word. That’s like a construction worker showing up to work with just an adjustable wrench. There are more effective options available, […]
I’ve created audio version of some sections of my books and articles that I think are of particular interest. I hope these audio files help you learn on the go!
Last week I went up to the Santa Barbara Writers Conference on the invitation of Marla Miller, Freelance Writer, Author & Founder of Marketing The Muse, a resource site for writers en route to publication. She had invited me to present self-publishing tools for her Marketing the Muse workshop and to speak to the conference […]
This was a great interview so I thought I’d repost it up front so you all could see it. Jason and Marla direct our conversation so that authors get the most out of our hour talk, extracting the essentials from my too-full brain on the topic! I look forward to joining Marla Miller at the […]
Blurb has long been known for its focus on high-quality, full-color, print-on-demand books, and it also has arguably the easiest-to-use DIY tools for building color books. These two features have long attracted authors despite the prohibitively high cost of color POD. But before the release of new features and services in April, I could only […]
David Wogahn of Sellbox visited the Self-Publishing San Diego Meetup Group to educate us about how to optimize our books for Amazon.com. Founded in 2002, Sellbox specializes in helping publishers, businesses and organizations develop and market their content in eBook and print-on-demand formats. They provide eBook strategy consulting, conversion services, CreateSpace POD publishing support and […]
Libiro is an indie ebookstore just out of beta today. Upload and sell your PDF and EPUB formatted books for 80% royalty. For small press they provide an upload form for all your book and cover files, as well as a spreadsheet for all your book information. They accept all genres, but you need to […]
Vook put out a press release this morning announcing an author dashboard that lets you see exactly what your sales are doing right now with “up to the minute” reports. What does it cost? Nada. Very tempting! What do you think? Will this change your marketing habits? Or will you get all obsessive compulsive about […]
Thanks Jason Matthews and co-host Marla Miller for having me on the Indie Authors Podcast, #67. We talk about 20 minutes on self-publishing tools and services, including CreateSpace vs Ingram Spark, Amazon Kindle Select versus publishing everywhere, Aerbook Maker, PressBooks, DraftIn, marketing and promotion, creating community, and more. Video below.
A few years ago the traditional publishing empire collapsed and authors turned to the new tech tools to create, format, and sell their books. Today there’s no stigma to self-publishing a book, as long as it’s done professionally. And though authors of novels, memoir, children’s books, and how-to books have fully embraced self-publishing, it’s been […]