Lessons Learned: My 7 Best Moves as a Self-Published Author

By Melissa Storm/ Yesterday, I wrote about my 10 biggest mistakes as a self-published author. Today, I'd like to acknowledge that not everything I've done as an author has been

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Lessons Learned: My 10 Biggest Mistakes as a Self-Published Author

By Melissa Storm/ Today's post is all about why I decided to throw away an author brand I'd worked on developing for over four years, easily spending over $35,000 in the

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Hey, Authors: You’re Doing Twitter Wrong!

By Melissa Storm/ I grew sick of all the spam and abandoned Twitter what seems like a very long time ago. It was gradual at first. In my heyday,

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The Scary World of Self Publishing: 8 Myths Busted

By Kyoko M/ Self-publishing is a lot of things. It’s scary, exciting, and still in its toddler stages, stumbling around bumping into tables and giggling as it spins around in

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How to make your work environment work for you: 5 indispensable tips for writers

By Karol Krol/ Writing seems like a fairly straightforward kind of a job, doesn't it? Essentially, you just have to sit in front of your computer, fire up some

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Editors and designers and distribution, oh my! A step-by-step guide to self-publishing your book

This is a guest post by Margot Atwell   1. Find an editor Now that you’ve polished your manuscript as much as you can, it’s time to find

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7 ways to put your love of writing to work

This is a guest post by Lucy Markham Get involved in community arts A great way to pursue a career and have time for your own writing is

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eBook and ISBNs: A numbers game you can’t win

This is a guest post by John F. Harnish Many, many folks have bought lottery tickets with hopes their numbers will match the machine generated random numbers winning

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How to be a good peer critic or beta reader: Tips you don’t want to miss!

This is a guest post by Jessica Joelle Pigeau Online peer critiquing has many advantages to an aspiring author. It's accessible, it's relatively easy, and it allows criticism

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The value of paid reviews: It might not be what you’d expect

This is a guest post by Susan Helene Gottfried Recently on Facebook, a discussion came up about the value of paying for a review from a company like

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