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How to Master SEO as an Author
15 Nov 2017

How to Master SEO as an Author

Guest post by Miral Sattar is the CEO of Bibliocrunch Google: It’s the black box where no one really knows what goes on in there. But it’s also the largest search engine in the world. When people search the Web, you want to make sure they find you when they “Google” your name or your book. There are a number of things authors can do...

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3 Reasons to Make and Sell a Book this Holiday
31 Oct 2017

3 Reasons to Make and Sell a Book this Holiday

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a busy time of year for everyone. There’s plans to make, cards to send, and gifts to buy and wrap. But for a self-publishing book-maker, the holiday rush is the perfect time to set a book up for sale. And here’s why … 1. You’ll get on everyone’s list With friends, families and colleagues to buy for,...

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Layflat Spotlight: Glimpses
24 Oct 2017

Layflat Spotlight: Glimpses

My recent self-published book project is complete. Returning home from vacation, I noticed a thin box leaning against my front door and my heart began to pitter-patter. Arriving home to a book never gets old, and when I unwrapped this latest project, I found myself staring at a book that represented a dream long in the making. My project was about four things: family, the...

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Lessons from Surprising, Self-published Classics
23 Oct 2017

Lessons from Surprising, Self-published Classics

It’s the dilemma of any serious content creator: Do I pursue traditional publishing, or do I go for it on my own? Traditional publishing possibly brings clout, recognition, and may save you the up-front cost of a large run. Self-publishing lets you retain total creative control, but even if you can afford it, you risk the stigma of something “self-published”—that it wasn’t “good enough” to...

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Self-Publishing Spotlight with Sylvie Lee
11 Oct 2017

Self-Publishing Spotlight with Sylvie Lee

Combining her playful, light-hearted artistic style with a desire to help people find time for a little self-care, Sylvie Lee’s beautiful mood-journal, Feelings, offers people an easy, accessible way to track and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and moods each day. We caught up with her to find out more about her inspiration and hopes for her most recent project, and her day-to-day as a...

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3 Easy Ways to Sell Your Book
06 Oct 2017

3 Easy Ways to Sell Your Book

  If you’ve made a book, getting it out into the world for others to enjoy is your next step. Here are three ways for you to get started: 1. The Blurb Bookstore Anything you make with Blurb, with any desktop tool, can be set up for sale. The Blurb Bookstore is great because each one of your projects gets its own product page with...

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