Self-Publishing Goals: 4 Tips for The Merriest Time Of The Year

If you’re self-publishing, remember that the holidays are coming, and that they’re the big-spending times of the year. Some authors have already published Christmas-themed short stories, or have factored them into their publishing schedule. Others are developing planners and goal-setting templates, ready for the end of the year and January sales. Have you created goals for the next few months? … Read more

Self-Publishing: 4 Tips To Grow Your Business Today

A new reader asked for ways to build her self-publishing business quickly. She’s going on maternity leave and wants to develop an alternative to returning to her day job. She said: “I’ve published four books so far. A friend suggested I could focus my writing business and make it viable, but how? Any tips?” The greatest challenge in any business … Read more

Self-Publishing Catastrophe? 3 Tips To Write, Thrive And Sell

Recently, a local authors’ group asked me to chat with them about self-publishing. It was a fun evening with a mix of traditionally published folk and self-publishers. After a brief presentation, the authors asked questions—with many questions about marketing, as well as failures, books that just won’t sell. Everyone has duds, but there’s always something you can do. We’ll look … Read more