Amazon KDP Select is always a difficult choice to make for self-publishing authors Making the decision to use KDP Select and give Amazon exclusivity to your ebooks is not an easy decision, but it is one that all authors have to make. Not only once either, because if you have a backlist, you might need to go in and out to
There are hundreds of ways to promote a self-published book. However, if you don’t get the following nine basics right first, you could be wasting a lot of your time, energy and money. Many, if not most authors who self-publish for the first time make mistakes, which is completely normal because you are trying to do something totally new and you don’t have
How do I maintain three blogs, write books and prepare teaching material? I write a lot. But without my little toolbox of online tools for writing and blogging, I would be struggling to keep up. There are so many vital elements to consider when you are writing online and it is often difficult to keep them all in mind. Of course, writing
Congratulations on publishing your new book! By Lale Byquist It took a lot of time and effort to write and publish it. You’re waiting for positive reviews, hot sales, and loyal readers. It seems that the worst is behind you. But your work isn’t finished yet. Now it’s time to promote your book. The more people know about your work, the better.
Delisting an ebook from Draft2Digital or Smashwords is necessary if you want to enrol your title with Amazon KDP Select. I have written before about Draft2Digital and Smashwords and how both platforms have advantages when it comes to open publishing. While Draft2Digital shines with its interface and automatic end-matter, Smashwords has a far wider distribution network and its own ebook