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10 Ways to Stand Out in a Crowded Creative Field
05 Oct 2018

10 Ways to Stand Out in a Crowded Creative Field

With so many opportunities for independent creative professionals to put their work out in the world, how do you avoid blending into the background? How do you stand out as a thought leader in a market where everyone is striving to create something new and different? How do you make sure that it’s your work people are talking about? It’s not an exact science. Luck,...

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10 Tips to Help You Promote Yourself Online
04 Oct 2018

10 Tips to Help You Promote Yourself Online

Disclaimer: This is not a post about SEO or cracking the code to social media algorithms. It’s designed to help you develop a sustainable DIY approach to promoting yourself online. With so many different website and social media platforms to manage, marketing and promoting your self-published work online can feel like a daunting task. There are entire industries dedicated to finding the best way to...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Book Layout & Design Ideas | Webinar Recap
19 Sep 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Book Layout & Design Ideas | Webinar Recap

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor is a monthly webinar about all things book-making and self-publishing. In this webinar, we explore the foundations of good book design using examples of page layouts and spreads from Dan’s own collection. If you missed our latest live webinar, don’t worry! We’ve got the entire thing recorded below. August: Book Layout & Design Ideas How your work dictates page design The recommended...

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How to Self-Publish an Ebook
27 Aug 2018

How to Self-Publish an Ebook

Ebooks are a quick and easy way for anyone with ambitions of becoming a self-published author to get their work out into the world. Here we’ll show you how to self-publish an ebook successfully, step by step. Fine tune your content Pick the right ebook format Make your ebook visible Set the price of your ebook Promote your ebook First things first, why should you...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Portrait Photography – Webinar Recap
22 Aug 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Portrait Photography – Webinar Recap

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor is a monthly webinar about all things book-making and self-publishing. This month, professional photographer Dan Milnor gives an overview of portrait photography with tools and tips to help you catch the personality of your subject and that perfect moment. If you missed our latest live webinar, don’t worry! We’ve got the entire thing recorded below. August: An Overview of Portrait...

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How to Sell Your Magazine for Profit
01 Aug 2018

How to Sell Your Magazine for Profit

Magazines have historically been the best marriage between commerce and content. They were some of the first publications to be sold to a mass-market, and they were the chosen format of some of the first and most-dedicated self-publishers. To this day, the zine world boasts some of the most loyal followers and regularly sold-out runs of collectible publications. But self-published magazines are no longer narrowed...

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