Self Publishing a Book: Marketing Part 3

In the final post in this series, we look at what to do in the last two weeks leading up to publishing your book, the day itself and afterwards. Book Signings In the final fortnight, see if you can arrange book signings in your local area. The best bet is an independent book seller, who…

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Self Publishing a Book: Marketing Part 1

Publishing a book yourself is great, because you have control of when and how it’s released, set the price and sell it internationally without having to wait for distribution rights. However, without a traditional publishing deal it can be harder to find a readership beyond your immediate acquaintances. Here are some pointers to get you…

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Preparing to Self-Publish Your Book

The book market is more crowded than ever. The rise in popularity of e-readers and the relative ease of creating and publishing books for them has resulted in thousands of amateur writers uploading their masterpieces. More writers are choosing to self-publish. This has also had an impact on traditional publishing, where a small group of…

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Ghostwriting – More Possibilities Just Than Tell-All Memoirs

I’ve been curious about the idea of being a ghostwriter for years – the name implies someone mysterious and hidden in the shadows. The reality of ghostwriting isn’t like that, and probably not as dramatic as Robert Harris made out in his novel The Ghost, but it is clearly very interesting and rewarding. The expert…

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