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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways for Writers and Authors

I’ve decided to run 12 days of giveaways, and give away cool and fun things that only a writer could truly appreciate. This is all the stuff I’d like to buy for myself, basically, but I’m giving it away instead. I’m also giving away a bunch of publishing and book design services. ‘Tis the season, after all. I’ll run the giveaways from December …

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134 publishing questions answered (the ULTIMATE resource guide on how to self-publish and market a bestselling book)

biggest questions to self-publishing and marketing answered

  If you’re interested in publishing or self-publishing a book, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. There are so many tools, resources and services offering tips and information. How does it all work? How do you put a book together, get it out into the world, and get people to buy it? You might have questions like… How do …

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How to win the self-publishing gauntlet (a massive cheatsheet and guided walkthrough)

  Update: this content is a little dated, so I made some new videos on how to publish and market a book This blog was supposed to be about creativity, but somehow became about self-publishing. But every day I still get emails from people telling me they’ve just signed with Xlibris, or paid for a vanity publishing package, or published …

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Interviews and podcast appearances

I should’ve started this page a long time ago… but here are the podcasts, Google Hangouts and other interviews I’ve participated in, mostly about book cover design, starting online businesses, or book marketing. I’ve also been mentioned on ABC, NBC, Fox News, Yahoo Finance, Market Watch, CNN, Nanowrimo, Kobo and a few others.  Podcasts are great if you get in …

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Why most authors are doomed to fail in 2016 (current problems with the publishing industry)

I’ve thinking about this post already, but then saw someone in the Nanowrimo group share this article: Alan Moore Advises New Writers to Self-Publish Because Big Publishers Suck Alan Moore says: “Publishing today is a complete mess. I know brilliant authors who can’t get their books published. Publish yourself. Don’t rely upon other people.” People who have already adopted self-publishing …

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What’s the difference between book serials and a series of books, and what’s best for marketing and sales?

serials vs series: which is better for sales?

For about a year (or more) I’ve been blogging about all the cool things I’m going to do to market my books, but haven’t had the chance to try any of them yet because I’m still working on the writing. The main thing everybody says to do is write a series. Other people are writing serials. Some authors get confused …

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How to convert accidental blog traffic into raving fans (with Jeff Walker and Leadpages)

I’ve been running this blog, and several other websites, without ever focusing on earning money. That’s a mistake for two reasons. 1. It means I’m more focused on myself than on finding out what readers want and giving it to them. 2. It means I didn’t pay attention to conversion rates. Conversion rates = getting accidental blog traffic to stick …

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