Tag Archives: publishing

Book Sales: Strategy Change for 2016…or Not

Book sales for print rise in 2015 compared to flat ebook sales. That’s the headline that’s made the rounds in Q4 of 2015. As we near 2016, it’s time to start thinking about your publishing strategy. What do you need to do to be successful in 2016? Should you focus book sales more on print… Read More »

Publishing A Book: 5 Tips to Safeguard Your Future

Authors are becoming creative when it comes to marketing and publishing a book. For those who forego the agent and traditional publishing house, a host of options make reaching readers more possible and affordable than ever. But going it on your own is hard work. It’s time-consuming. It can be expensive. And let’s not mention… Read More »

How To Get A Free Book Barcode

When I first started publishing, I used CreateSpace for the printed versions. It was simple. Upload a file and it gets published on Amazon. But when I wanted the printed versions of my clients’ books to be available elsewhere and for sale in bookstores, CreateSpace didn’t cut it. I had always purchased ISBNs in bulk… Read More »

How to Create an iTunes Connect Account

  I love publishing to the iBooks Store. Why? Well, one reason is that iBooks allows me to have control over my book seller’s account and book pricing in 52 countries. I can set books to FREE anytime I want without an exclusive contract. For more reasons why YOU should publish to iBooks, check out… Read More »

How to Publish to Inspire

A good book leaves me feeling emotional. It inspires me to think, to feel, to change. There is an unexplainable feeling when I’ve finished a book with an incredible message. Sometimes that message is practical and inspires me to make a change in my business. Other times a book inspires me to personal reflection. And sometimes… Read More »

ISBN: Do I Need One to Self-publish?

If you’ve already dipped your toes into the pool of publishing, you’ve come across the option of whether or not to purchase an ISBN or whether to let a distributor such as CreateSpace or Smashwords assign an ISBN to your book. An International Standard Book Number, or ISBN, is a unique identifier for every book published.… Read More »

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Self-publish

This week I received an email from a dear lady who has written her memoirs. She wants to self-publish them for friends and family, but also for the general public. She believes her story will interest others. I agree. She grew up in an Amish community. If you check out book lists on Amazon, you’ll… Read More »