PRE-PLAN, PRE-REGISTER We all know that there is a cost to publishing. As a self-publisher, you bear this financial burden. You may feel that you don’t need anything other than your manuscript and a Kindle ebook. I guess that depends on what your goals and objectives are. For the rest of you, I recommend you, […]
STRUCTURING THE AUTHOR MARKETING PLAN When you sit down to write, you come prepared with all the right tools, right? An outline, a computer, coffee and so on. Sure, there are times when you just wing it, but for the most part, you have an “idea” of where you are and where you are going in […]
PRE-PLAN, PRE-REGISTER If you set up your accounts now, you won’t be in a rush when you are ready to publish your book. There are several options for publishing, and while you may not use them all, pre-setting up your account is a wise choice. In most cases, your account will be approved within minutes. […]
SELF-PUBLISHING 101, INTRODUCTION I hear it every year, and mostly from myself. “This is the year I will publish my book.” Then your excitement and determination fades and soon it’s December with your manuscript unfinished and/or unpublished. THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT, right? You’ve made another New Year’s Resolution: to get published. But do you really know what […]
Simple CSS Tips for improving your ebook formatting files as well as dressing up your Author Blogs There are several options available for linking your Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) to an HTML file. An external style sheet links to an HTML document using the LINK tag or the @import statement. Less efficient forms of using CSS […]
Writing for the Children’s Book Market Many online retailers offer attributes that narrow the age / grade range of your target audience and increase your books’ discoverability. Like movie ratings, this feature enables the publisher to to choose the appropriate age and grade target for their book. In turn the retailers include your book into […]
Although your work is copyrighted from the first stroke of the keystroke, you may want to pay to officially register your copyright. Here’s a short 5 minute video on how to register your copyright in the United States.