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“Writing the Damn Book” Review

Nearly three years ago this month, I officially completed my first book The E-Ticket Life. What started with sporadic and, for lack of a better term, unfocused writing sessions had become more structured in the weeks leading up that magical moment, enabling me to cross that finish line. Of course, establishing that...

Book Reviews: Why You Need Them and Tips for Getting Them 3

Whether you're preparing to launch your book or trying to keep the momentum going, earning reviews can go a long way in helping the success of your title. Follow these steps to get more book reviews and ultimately increase your sales.

What to Do When Your Book Idea Just Isn’t Working

Writing a book is never an easy task. From developing your idea to finding the time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, as is more likely the case), it is certainly a journey. Furthermore, at nearly any stage of your book, the whole thing can start to...

Print vs. Ebook: Which is Right for Your Self-Published Project?

When developing a book idea, one question you might forget to ask yourself is whether you envision your project as a printed book, as an ebook, or both. I actually have some experience with this question as my first book, The E-Ticket Life, has a proper print run while my latest...

Podcast: Laying Out Your Self-Published Book with InDesign

If you're self-publishing a book, one element you may be inclined to gloss over is the book's layout. This is likely because many assume that the words themselves are the only important aspect of any book and that the rest is just fluff. Although it's true that no bad book...

Top 5 Tips for Writing and Publishing a Book

As I recently announced, I've finally gotten around to putting everything I've learned about writing and publishing your own book into one place: a new ebook titled Write, Print, Publish, Promote. In that book, I cover the entire process from idea to product, which can be quite a journey. With that in...