If you are new to self-publishing, or an old hand, you should never stop learning. Even though I hunt high and low for ideas for my blog posts every day, I always check my five favourite sources of informed opinion and publishing advice. These five blogs have been around for a long time, and are written by experienced self-published authors, who
For hardworking self-published authors, there is hope. It’s only a typo! You are not alone in trying to perfect your manuscript. Perhaps, you are working even harder and making a better fist of it than some of the big publishers at removing every single typo. While reading two separate posts on Forbes and The Verge regarding the annoyance of typos in
Ebook piracy. Have your books or ebooks been pirated? I released a new book recently, God Has Gone Fishing, and due to the problems with piracy on Google Books, I made sure not to list my new title there. However, it made no difference at all, as the book and ebook pirates got to work very quickly without Google’s help.
How do you know if your book is going to sell? You don’t. One fail-safe rule of publishing books is that no one knows if a book will succeed or fail. Publishing has always been a gamble, and major publishers have never found a way of knowing if they are onto a winner or not. The only firm fact is that most
Getting a publisher is every author’s dream. But beware of book contract nightmares. Never sign a book contract with a publisher without doing your homework first. There are so many small publishers nowadays, and while some are good, there are many that are not so good. Even among some well-known small publishers, problems have arisen with overdue payment or no payment of