Traditional Publishing or Self-Publishing? A Brief Look at the Pros and Cons

Not that long ago, the rest of an aspiring author’s road map was already essentially laid out for them once they made the momentous decision to publish their book. After the book was finished and edited, the long, hard, process of querying literary agents was the inevitable next step. This “gatekeeper” would then work tirelessly… Continue reading Traditional Publishing or Self-Publishing? A Brief Look at the Pros and Cons

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How important is a Back Matter Mailing List Link for Self-Published Authors?

One of the mistakes that self-published authors make over and over again is the failure to start a mailing list with the very first book they publish. Self-publishing is a difficult business, and a mailing list can mean the difference between being successful in the business or not. Still authors do not include them until… Continue reading How important is a Back Matter Mailing List Link for Self-Published Authors?

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What does it Cost to Hire a Professional Book Cover Designer?

Whether you are publishing traditionally or self-publishing, getting the right book cover designer is important. If you are getting published traditionally, then your publisher will usually take care of the cover design for you. In fact, many authors have no say whatsoever in their cover design if they’re going with the traditional publisher. But if… Continue reading What does it Cost to Hire a Professional Book Cover Designer?

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