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    • The Finished Product

      The Finished Product    In the end, when you're all set to self-publish your book take one more look around. Check the cover. Is the image clear and able to attract attention. Are the words easy to read with everything spelled correctly.
         What about the back cover and the spine. Do they have all the necessary items. Is there a spot for the ISBN barcode, and is it in the right place. What about the story blurb and the about author sections? Are they well written and without mistakes.
          If only there was a checklist so you could be sure that you didn't miss anything. Wait a minute I belive there is just such a check list as that. Yes here it is in its entirety for you to use when you reach that day. read more

    Marketing for Peanuts

    Marketing for Peanuts    If you're beginning your tour of the world of self publishing you don't have much money to spend. In that case you will want to get free traffic to your blog or landing page.
        As you grow you can use some of the money you earned on advertising. For the meantime let's concentrate on getting you noticed. A website is essential. It is your home base.
       With your website in place you can start to build your author platform. How you do that is by writing blog posts like this one. Something in your field. Hell you're a writer make something up to engage your target audience. TARGET AUDIENCE! Yes, you  have a target audience that you need to identify and market to. You need to find out who they are and where the hang out online.  Social media is where or in forums. Look around they are thereread more

  • Your First Impression

    Your First Impression    Networking is a great way to increase business and it can be fun if you make it so. Making a first impression can be rehearsed to some degree. Having something ready to say when you greet someone. Don't let it sound rehearsed or you'll come off looking like a phony.
        Everyone loves the life of the party and we all love to hear stories. Telling stories will do that for you at your next networking event. Something to entertain and engage them is perfect. Why? Because they'll remember you and look you up online.
        If your stories good enough people will gather round to hear. Then more people will gather to see why the others are gathered. What do you talk about? Anything and everything. Tell them a story. People love stories. Make it amusing or something to reflect the event. read more

  • The World of Self-Publishing

    The World of Self-Publishing    I don’t know why you decided to write a book. I don’t know the inspiration or the desire behind your motivation. It may have been a lifelong dream or you have a story to tell. No matter why you decided to write a book the fact that you’re doing it is commendable. So, I say welcome to the world of self-publishing


        Everyone should write a book and everyone else should read that book. Then we would all get to know each other a little better and the world would become smaller yet still. I wrote my first book years ago and it was a real eye-opener. If you haven’t discovered it yet, there is a lot more to writing a book than writing.
        There are all the other things that you must do even before you write your first word. You need to build your author platform. Think of it like the legs of a table as there are four legs to your author platform. read more