Business Resources for Authors


Finding Freelancers

Need to find a freelancer to help you in your self-publishing process? Check out our lists of editors, formatter and cover artists.

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Keeping Up With Cover Specs

They may say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but if you’re selling books through the online retailers, you know just how important that cover art is. Make sure you stay abreast of the changing cover art requirements at the various retailers.

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Seth Godin’s Advice for Authors

Whether you’ve written a book, are writing a book or thinking of writing a book, these 19 tidbits of advice will provide food for thought.

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Format Wars: Word vs Pages

While prepping a short book, I spent some time formatting in both Microsoft’s Word and Apple’s Pages software.I share my findings and offer links to a number of conversion softwares.

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Book Expo America and Latest Industry Updates

Book Expo America is currently running, a huge event for publishers and distributors. So it’s no surprise that there have been numerous industry announcements this week. Catch up with all the news here.

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Which Formats Should You Use on Smashwords?

Smashwords offers the opportunity to upload your book and sell it in multiple formats. But which formats are good for readers and which might lead to piracy? Guest blogger Edie Ramer shares her advice.

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Vook Offers Starter Accounts

Vook has developed a pricing plan to encourage indie authors to try their ebook publishing service. Read our quick overview to find if this is the right option for you.

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Sell Your Book on Goodreads

As an indie author, did you know that you can sell an ePub version of your digital book directly from Goodreads? Here are some tips to get started.

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Distributing Print Indie Books

Why is it still such a challenge for indie authors to get their printed books distributed into stores? Indie Reader offers a thorough explanation.

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Looking At The Future of Book Sales

Indie authors need to move quickly to keep pace with the changing landscape of publishing and retail. We’ve listed hree sites we find valuable to follow.

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