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Guest Post by Shaun J. McLaughlin One of the challenges facing authors of historical fiction is to be true to the era in which you set your story.
In my opinion the best way to reflect a period accurately is to read a lot of texts published in that period. But if you can't or won't, THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!
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How indie authors can use Amazon Categories to drive sales.
Author Blogging 101: Introduction to SEO, Part 2 describes the tools of search engine optimization and gives tips on their use.
Search engine ranking is a constant battle.
Author Blogging 101: Introduction to SEO, Part 1 examines the background and importance of search engine optimization for author bloggers
Smashwords is sort of an enigma. Loved by many, hated by many, and yet still many more who just don't know what the heck to do with it.
Although the terms “wholesaler” and “distributor” are frequently used interchangeably (more about this here), there is a difference.
A nice roundup of sites where you can market your free/bargain book. Hard work, but worth it.
Joel Friedlander aka The Book Designer explains pagination.
Pricing your self-published book can be tricky. This article offers tips for pricing your work on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.
Another older, but still useful article.
Advertising is only one of many ways to monetize your platform, but it is one of the easiest. Here are five steps for maximizing your advertising revenue.
Most everyone we encounter blogs on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Blogging has become the go-to method of getting the word out and sharing your writing
How To Make a Book Cover with Public Domain Images
Are you tired of buying eBooks that are poorly formatted and designed? A lot of other readers are too.
Formatting counts when you expect people to pay money for your ebook.
This list of posts is worth looking into if you like blogging.
This clever link allows you to have one link to your book in all international Amazon stores.
More useful info from the Alliance of Independent Authors. Quick plug: I'm a member and I have to say you get a lot out of membership. The support and information from the Facebook page alone is worth the membership fee.
If you’re excited by the prospect of achieving success on your own, but intimidated by the ever-changing options available, take heart.
Advice from industry heavyweight Writers' Digest.
About whether you need a TOC in your ebook, and how to create one.
Oh heck, let's just link in the whole Book Designer series on book construction. There's gold in them thar pages.
A post that is actually for photographers, but the clause mentioned in it applies to books as well.
This is the clearest explanation of the relationship between ISBNs, book pricing and barcodes I've found.
I was speaking with a pal recently who bemoaned the fact that websites are so hard to edit. “I wish I could have the sort of editing I can do in WordPress..."
Tips on creating a static website in WordPress.