Archive for September 2019

I often get inquiries that ask,"My friend (or family member) just wrote a book. What should they do next?" Whether these folks are truly asking for a friend, or "just asking for a friend" because they don't want to tell me about their own plans, they're asking a loaded question! So in this episode, I share a quick overview of the two primary publishing paths, traditional and self publishing.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/P0wYjD_U2r0

Blog: You Just Wrote a Book. Now What?

Discount links for my Udemy courses for self publishing:

How to Self Publish a Nonfiction Kindle eBook Like a Pro or use Promo Code PODCAST

How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon or use Promo Code PODCAST

 

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The debate continues! Which is better? Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) or IngramSpark? Both have merits. But I rant on the concerns about them that may be non-issues for most self published authors.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/64wR7rDFn08

Blog: Kindle Direct Publishing versus IngramSpark: What You Need to Know

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When self published authors complain about the quality of their print on demand (POD) books that they get on KDP, do they really know what they're talking about? As someone who has worked in the publishing and printing realm for years, I discuss setting realistic expectations for your book. See the links below for more reading on the topic.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/g6A3P7y591c

Blog Posts on POD and printing:

Types of Book Binding (with explanation of POD) https://owlcation.com/humanities/Types-of-Book-Binding 

Kindle Direct Publishing Print Quality Concerns for Self Published Books https://hubpages.com/literature/Kindle-Direct-Publishing-Print-Quality-Concerns-for-Self-Published-Books 

 

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