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The 3 most common motivations for self-publishing a book

The motivation to self-publish a novel is deeply personal. It’s so important to think about why you want to self-publish, and...


Setting up a virtual book tour

A virtual book tour (aka “blog tour”) involves setting up a series of reviews/interviews with influential reviewers and bloggers. Ideally, it should...


Paid advertising options for authors

Drumming up attention for your book can be one of the most difficult aspects of your self-publishing journey. You may be...


What is DRM and do I need it for my ebook?

DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, and it is a very polarizing topic in the ebook publishing world. It is essentially...


What self-publishing is really all about

When is a book actually considered to be “published”? We’ve been approached by many authors who tell us they’re self-publishing their...


The Author Secret Guide to ISBNs for Self-Publishers

To a new author looking to self-publish their book, the publishing industry may seem like a mysterious and enigmatic place. There...

Revision: The Dreaded “R” Word

After months (or even years!) of working on your novel, the sense of achievement when you’ve finally finished that first draft...

How to write with an audience in mind

We are often approached by authors who have finished a full draft of their novel, but have not yet given much...


Five podcasts every self-publisher should be listening to right now

There is a wealth of information out there on the internet, but there never seems to be enough hours in the...

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