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How to Self-Publish in France

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:03:19 +0000

“Since 2011, more books have been translated in France than in any other country. In fact, one out of every six books in France has been translated from a foreign language. Among these works, three out of five books were translated from English. Here’s how to win over new readers in this booming market. Find […]

Amazon’s Kindle turns 10: have ebooks clicked with you yet?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:54:30 +0000

“George W Bush was in the White House, Chris Brown was topping the Billboard chart and Jeff Bezos … well, on 19 November 2007, Jeff Bezos was doing ‘the most important thing we’ve ever done’ and launching the Amazon Kindle. The first Kindles were chunky things about the same size as a paperback, weighing a […]

How Social Media Encourages Plagiarism (and Six Ways You Can Fight It)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:27:02 +0000

“Has the ubiquity of social media given plagiarism new life? Sharing other people’s thoughts, jokes and artwork on the Internet is an everyday act. We repost so much so frequently that some platforms, such as Facebook, have been compelled to develop their own citation rules to combat plagiarism. Even so, students spend much of their time […]

3 SEO Problems You’re Probably Not Monitoring

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:16:13 +0000

“There are three lesser-known SEO problems that can hinder the success of your site: negative SEO, Google penalties, and keyword cannibalization. An Alexa survey of 17 SEO specialists reveals the impact these issues can have on a site’s search rankings and how to overcome them. Before looking into the SEO problems, it is crucial you […]

Pronoun Is Dead: The Ebook Retail Universe Redux

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:15:34 +0000

“I’m bummed. On November 6, Macmillan’s Pronoun, the distributor that I had begun to rely on more and more over the past year, announced that it was shutting down its operations. No new books can be uploaded; Pronoun will remove all existing books from distribution on January 15, 2018… There are two small bright points: […]

The 7-Step Business Plan for Writers

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:10:59 +0000

“As you’ve probably heard, there’s no such thing as ‘only being a writer’ any more, and while many might not want to handle the business side of things, to give ourselves and our books the best chance of success, we must. In May 2012, when Becca Puglisi and I self-published The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s […]

5 Critical Steps Authors Must Take To Successfully Build Their Author Brand

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:09:56 +0000

“… Branding is important in any business and whilst often overlooked by authors, particularly those who are self-publishing it is an essential element of any authors marketing strategy. Strong brands get noticed and for authors, this means selling more books. Most authors start out simply wanting to write but developing an author brand means having […]

Writers Must Build their Author Platform to Publish or Self-Publish

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:08:24 +0000

“A famous and often repeated piece of advice to writers is: The time to start working on your author platform is three years before your book is published. I’ve repeated this to several clients, and it usually leaves them staring blankly into space. And yet there is a great deal of wisdom in this statement, […]

What Authors Need to Know About Crowdfunding Their Book: A Case Study by the Numbers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:39:16 +0000

“Crowdfunding a book is challenging, time consuming, and requires an author to expend a tremendous amount of social capital. Authors should not take this decision lightly. I found this out first-hand when I set out to crowdfund my debut novel Jack & Coke. It was a grueling process. Thankfully, by the time it was all […]

SEO Meta Descriptions: The What, Why, and How

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:05:23 +0000

“When it comes to using content to improve the value of a webpage, it isn’t all about the copy on the page. There are also hidden HTML attributes and metadata blurbs you can add to the back end of a webpage to send useful signals to both search engines and users. An important part of […]