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How to Merge Your Amazon and KDP Accounts

If you’ve published a book through Amazon’s CreateSpace and / or Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), then you no doubt noticed last fall when Amazon announced they were merging the two publishing arms. Prior to this merger, an author worked through CreateSpace to publish hardcopies of their books and through KDP to offer electronic versions. This […]

Self-Published with Representation: A Duality that Just Makes Sense (Part II)

By Denise Heinze In Part I of “Self-Published with Representation: A Duality that Just Makes Sense,” Denise Heinze explains why she choose to seek out an agent as a self-published author and how that decision led not only to representation but a traditional publishing contract for her second novel. PART II After signing with my […]

PublishDrive Now Offers Amazon Advertising Tool

From our friends at PublishDrive: PublishDrive recently became the first self-publishing platform to integrate Amazon advertising. Last month, PublishDrive introduced a built-in Amazon advertising tool, representing a first in the self-publishing industry. PublishDrive has released an updated version of the tool, which now supports advanced targeting options and is enhanced by proprietary AI technology. Together, […]

Self-Published with Representation: a Duality that Just Makes Sense

By Denise Heinze Stop for a skinny minute (or, heck, take a quantum leap and make it fat), and think of all the clichés you’ve ever heard about perseverance in the face of failure. “If one door closes, another opens.” Or, “If you fall off the mechanical bull, get back in the saddle.” That sort […]

A Cautionary Tale

When writers think of networking, after they choke back the swell of panic over the thought of leaving their writing desk and venturing out into public for a change, they often imagine doing so in order to share publishing opportunities and media connections, to help one another find success. But there’s another, equally important benefit […]

Meet Reedsy

If you’re considering self-publishing your next book, you might consider exploring Reedsy, a London company with big plans to revolutionize the publishing industry by using technological innovation to craft better books. Reedsy offers many of the same “full service” publishing options as other companies, including editorial help, design work, and marketing/publicity. They carefully curate their […]

Self-Published? The Numbers Don’t Lie

The book review department at The Washington Post receives about 150 books a day. Read that again. 150 books. A day. These are books that had to find an agent, then a publisher, then be professionally edited, and then find someone willing to throw marketing dollars at them, because The Washington Post? It doesn’t review […]

Library Journal’s SELF-e Launches in Beta Libraries

From BiblioLabs: In advance of the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Library Journal (LJ) and BiblioBoard are pleased to announce the launch of beta versions of the LJ SELF-e platform and curation service at the following library systems: Los Angeles Public Library, San Diego County Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Arizona State […]

So Who’s Making Money with This Thing?

“Self-publishing has revolutionized the publishing industry.” How many times have you heard that in the past five years? And it’s true that it’s easier now than ever before for authors to publish and to put their writing in front of potential readers—cheaper too. And yet. Even before the invention of the e-reader, very few writers […]

Crowdsource Your Masterpiece

It’s hard to even consider writing a book without somewhere in the back of your mind wondering, “Hmmmm…is there a market for this type of work?” But now one company is hoping to take the guesswork out of publishing altogether with a revolutionary publishing platform: Pubslush. What’s Pubslush? Pubslush is a global, crowdfunding and analytics […]