Authors have learned that pre-orders create excitement and greater sales for their books. But CreateSpace does not offer a pre-order function for selling print books on Amazon. What!? It doesn’t make sense, but that’s the way it is. There are two solutions. One of them is a ridiculous workaround, so this post is about how […]
It can be tough to choose how to distribute your books and, to make it even more complicated, you can use combinations of services to maximize your marketing and profits. Lots of self-publishers sell their book directly to Amazon using CreateSpace and distribute elsewhere with IngramSpark because they think that they make more money on […]
The purpose of this post is to define the terms aggregation and distribution. I also want to introduce you to the tools and services I recommend most. Read carefully and get on the right publishing path that reaches a wide network of online ebook retailers and brick-and-mortar bookstores. Indie authors can upload ebooks to sell […]
You’ve got your manuscript, so now what? Before committing to big distribution, try these quick and easy ways to publish while you finesse your book with great editing and design. You won’t even need to buy an ISBN number. If you’re not quite ready for prime time, beta publishing is a great way to get […]
If you are self-publishing a text-heavy book, you no longer have to worry about hiring a book designer. Just use one of these beautiful, professional-looking Microsoft Word templates for as little as $57. Wait a minute, Carla. Do you mean to say that instead of paying upwards of a thousand bucks for professional book design […]
Short-run digital printing is a gratifying was to get your book in your hands quickly without a lot of effort. Simply design your book using a template from CreateSpace or from bookdesigntemplates.com, and order up one book, 25 books, or a whole bunch from one of these companies.