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Fundraising: Get People to Buy the Book
16 Mar 2017

Fundraising: Get People to Buy the Book

Bake sales, car washes, silent auctions, galas—whether it’s for school, church, or saving the animals, we’re always looking for fresh ways to raise funds and involve the community in the great non-profit work that stirs our passions. Have you considered selling books instead of brownies and cookies? Have you considered selling one item instead of many at a rummage sale? Try fundraising by making a...

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Sell Your Book on Amazon: Step-by-Step, Easy Setup
01 Jun 2016

Sell Your Book on Amazon: Step-by-Step, Easy Setup

Maybe you knew all along you were going to sell your book. But maybe, after you’ve printed your book and passed it around, you’re surprised to hear so many people say, “This is great! Where can I get a copy? Can I get it on Amazon?” Whether you had considered selling it or not, you’ll want to be able to say, “Yes, just search for...

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ISBN: What They are and Why You Need One
31 May 2016

ISBN: What They are and Why You Need One

Books are like people. Some are homebodies: personal projects that reflect the closeness and connection of family and friends whereas some are made to travel—to be sold, seen, and out in the world—to the shelves. Books on the move get an ISBN, or International Standard Book Number. Your ISBN is a 10-13 digit number that sits on the back of your book, and it identifies...

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How to Price a Sellable Book
26 Apr 2016

How to Price a Sellable Book

You’ve already done the heavy lifting: you conceived an idea for a book and committed to the idea of publishing it. But how should you price it? This crucial question depends on a number of factors, including whether your goal is actually financial or not. Do you want to sell as many copies as possible? Do you want your price to reflect the worth and...

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Merchandising your book for readers—and for profits
12 Dec 2014

Merchandising your book for readers—and for profits

A few weeks back, at the Toronto International Book Fair, I met Louise Courey Nadeau, author ofMagelica’s Voyage, a self-published early reader book. Nadeau is a smart, independent, and creative authorpreneur. In other words, she does more than write and sell books, she creates a brand. She gave me a little Magelica’s Voyage gift set, which includes a book and a necklace, that she sells...

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Build a fan base, engage a bigger audience, and change the way you read and write—when you publish in installments
03 Dec 2014

Build a fan base, engage a bigger audience, and change the way you read and write—when you publish in installments

The idea of publishing in installments is nothing new. In fact, Charles Dickens’ The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club is one of the, if not the, first serial novel to be published and consumed in smaller bits. In 2011, Hugh Howey published the opening chapters of Woolas ebook novellas, and subsequently released a total of five ebooks that make up the novel in its...

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