Tag Archives: self-publishing

Move Beyond Facebook to Smaller Social Networks

In today’s hyper-connected world, most business owners are beginning to realize that social media isn’t optional any longer. Customers have told business owners that they use social networks to talk about, recommend, and make decisions about their purchases. Books thrive in social networks. Readers recommend what they’re reading, comment on books they’ve enjoyed, and share… 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 »

Formatting eBooks: How to Use the KISS Method

When I teach courses on creating ebooks, one of the topics that creates the most discussion is the use of fonts and styles in formatting ebooks, especially among those accustomed to designing documents for print. In a PDF we embed all of our fonts and formatting; but e-reading devices allow the reader to choose the… 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 »

3 Reasons Why You Should Publish on iBooks

It’s a good question: Why should you publish on iBooks? After all, we often read that Amazon has the corner on the book selling market. But that’s not entirely true. I admit, when I first started publishing ebooks, I didn’t publish to iBooks. I was intimidated by the process. I had read numerous discouraging articles that… 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 »

The First 3 Steps to Self-publishing A Book

I’ve written a book. Now what? A hopeful author, like yourself, has written a manuscript, wants to publish it, but doesn’t know where to start. You are ready and determined to reach your dream of self-publishing a book–YOUR book. I’ve written this post for you, if you are completely new to self-publishing and have no… Read More »

Find and Replace in Word: More Quick Tricks

In a recent post we looked at using the Find and Replace in Word feature to make your editing more productive. That post was focused on copyediting tasks. In this post, we’ll take a look at how to use the Find and Replace in Word feature to edit your book’s format using styles. Now, let’s back… Read More »

Editing: 5 Quick Tips to Improve Your Book

Editing a manuscript seems to be one of the most ignored steps of the publication process when you are in a hurry to get a book on the shelves. But editing is one of the most important steps of publishing and should not be ignored nor taken lightly. Ok, you know this. But wait, don’t skip… Read More »