The 5 Biggest Mistakes Self-Published Authors Make

“The 5 Biggest Mistakes Self-Published Authors Make” by Hiten Vyas | 17th May, 2016 | eBooks India.

“Being a self-published author is a difficult profession to embark upon. The journey is littered with challenges and ounces of self-discipline, commitment and skill will be needed to deal with them. Then there are mistakes that are commonly made by self-published authors, which can really hamper progress. This article looks at 5 of the biggest of such mistakes. By attempting to not make them, you’ll increase your chances of flourishing.

  1. Doing everything yourself
  2. Doing it just for the money
  3. Wanting to win now
  4. Working by yourself continuously
  5. Not understanding customer relationship management.”

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Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing & Book Distribution Tools

“Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing & Book Distribution Tools” by Diana Urban. 11 August, 2015. BookBub.

“If you’re self-publishing your books, formatting the finished versions and distributing them to retailers can be a complicated process. To make this complex process simpler, several services are available to help authors distribute their books. And since the universe is perpetually on a mission to make your brain explode, all of the service providers are different: They partner with different retailers, offer different royalty rates, have different upfront costs, do or don’t offer formatting services, etc.

We don’t like it when brains explode, so to save our partners from this headache, we wanted to create the most comprehensive guide to choosing a self-publishing tool that is right for your publishing goals. Note that there is no single correct choice or combination of platforms you should use; it really depends on your personal publishing needs and preferences. We simply wanted to provide information about the most popular distribution services in one place for authors unsure of where to find this info…”

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The Misery and the Joy of Self Publishing

emotions“The Misery and the Joy of Self Publishing” by Chantelle Atkins. 31 December, 2014. Authors Publish.

“Since I published my first novel The Mess of Me in 2013 I have been on what feels like a roller-coaster of a journey. I’ve had the initial high of a life-long dream coming true and the inevitable crushing low of realizing that writing and releasing a book does not automatically guarantee you any sales.

It has been frustrating and elating in equal measures. I have had moments of pure joy, of jumping up and down and squealing in pleasure, and I have had moments of utter despair, of staring into space and wondering what on earth the point is.

So here they are, my highs and lows laid out bare…”

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