Self-Publishing

    • Medium Fires 1/3 of Staff and Kills Native Advertising

      Medium, a blogging platform that transformed into a platisher (platform + publisher), has announced that it will be closing the portion of its operations that focuses on native ad sales. This means that one third of its existing staff will be let go so the company can refocus on getting payments from its readers by providing quality articles that require a subscription.

      Michael Levanduski/ Performance Marketing Insider- 17 readers -
    • My December 2016 Monthly Income Report

      I always get excited at the end of each year, not only because Christmas is my favorite time of year (and my birthday happens to land in December), but because I get to reflect on the lessons learned and examine the numbers to see what’s been working, and what I can improve. We shouldn’t have to wait until the end of the year to reflect on these kinds of things, but we can’t h ...

      Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blogin Income Reports- 13 readers -
  • Give Your Book the Best Chance with a Well-Executed Launch

    …, as well as have a negative effect on sales. Pamela Wilson and Jeff Goins discuss best practices for a successful launch — and Jeff shares insight and experiences he learned the hard way from his past book launches. In this episode Jeff Goins and Pamela Wilson discuss: The ideal day of the week to launch your book How the way you’re publishing…

    Copyblogger- 12 readers -
  • SPI 199: The Marketing Effort Behind Will It Fly?

    … for rallying influencers to support your book launch. The most critical time period for the success of your book. Everything that goes into a published book besides your written manuscript. The unique benefits and freedoms of self-publishing compared with traditional publishing. The importance of viewing your book as a product. How to use a bundle…

    Pat Flynn/ The Smart Passive Income Blog- 14 readers -
  • Self Publishing Roundup December 15th, 2015

    … 0 Self Publishing Roundup December 15th, 2015 LISTEN TO THE AUTHORITY SELF-PUBLISHING PODCAST: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS Feed 1 Flares 1 Flares × Welcome to the first of our bi-weekly roundup of the best self-publishing content published around the web. Here are seven blog posts you can use to improve both your writing and marketing efforts…

    Steve Scott/ Steve Scott's Kindle Publishing Blog- 5 readers -
  • How to Design a Book Cover That Sells

    … If your book cover stinks, your book is not going to sell … period. We live in a world where first impressions mean everything when it comes to quick browsing/shopping. You’ve got something like a millisecond to get someone interested in your book through your cover. Are you 100 percent sure your cover is right for your genre? Are you 100…

    Copybloggerin How To's- 9 readers -
  • How Andy Weir (Bestselling Author of ‘The Martian’) Writes: Part One

    … as a humble series of blog posts that grew enough interest to demand self-publishing to Amazon. When The Martian’s popularity sky-rocketed, traditional publisher Random House called, and the rest is history. From software engineer to sci-fi phenom, Andy is a down-to-earth writer and self-described “space nerd,” who still answers all of his fan mail…

    Copybloggerin Blogging How To's- 10 readers -
  • Three uncomfortable lessons about criticism I learned from publishing my book

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist I have a new baby. It’s about two months old, has a compelling name and is loved by me, my family, and close friends. Of course I’m talking about the new sci-fi novel Fear The Liberator: A Space Opera Novel I self-published on Amazon. I worked sweats and fears on that darling, had a professional…

    {grow}- 7 readers -
  • How Bestselling Author Hugh Howey Writes

    … by well-known Hollywood director Ridley Scott and Heroes creator Tim Kring, respectively. He has been a fierce advocate for self-publishing authors and even inked a rare print-only contract with major publishers to retain the electronic rights to his early works. Hugh is a tireless proponent for the pure craft of writing, and he has built…

    Copybloggerin How To's- 10 readers -
  • How a Life-Long Entrepreneur Transformed into a Full-Time Author

    … Joanna Penn is a life-long entrepreneur that has also worked for major corporations and has even run her own scuba diving business. But after years of not finding what made her happy, she turned to writing books and found the true success she’d wanted all along. Fifteen books later, this fiction and nonfiction author is the epitome of success…

    Copybloggerin How To's- 17 readers -
  • Podcasting for SEO? Yep …

    … Loren Baker sits down with Jerod Morris from The Showrunner to discuss the world of podcasting, self-publishing, and how the game of producing one’s own content has changed over the past decade. Both Loren and Jerod started down similar paths as personal bloggers and dreamers (one with ambitions for film, the other sports journalism…

    Copybloggerin SEO Content- 9 readers -
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