Self-Publishing Stumbling Blocks (and 27 Tools to Get You Back on Your Feet)

self publishing stumbling blocks

Today, you don’t need to work with an agent or ebooks publishing house to get your book published. In 2011 alone, writers self-published 211,269 books according to Publishing Perspective, and this isn’t counting all of the free ebooks bloggers and marketers offer on their blogs. So if everybody’s doing it, why aren’t you? Self-publishing might … [Read more]

23 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Blog to Book

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Brilliant Bloggers is a weekly series here at BlogWorld where we look at the best posts from around the web all surrounding a specific topic. Every week, we’ll feature three of the most brilliant bloggers out there, along with a huge list of more resources where you can learn about the topic. You can see … [Read more]

Authors: Where Your Blog Lives


It’s a huge consideration! Last time we discussed why aspiring authors need a blog in order to build a solid social platform  that will sell their books. Today let’s take a closer look at how to create your very own blog. There are 2 basic options: Hosted or Self-Hosted Hosted Blogs: PROs: Are easy to … [Read more]

Why Authors Need a Blog


You might be asking yourself: With all the research, outlining, book proposals, actual book writing, and then revisions, why on earth should I spend my precious time blogging? Because you want to sell your book. It’s been said that 7 out every 10 Americans want to publish a book. If this number includes you then … [Read more]

Was May 1 a Traditional Publishing Fail?


Here on the BlogWorld blog, I already wrote a bit about how social media is changing the face of historical moments. I know that a number of people found out about Osama bin Laden’s death via Twitter or Facebook, and even though I live in Washington, D.C., I opted to stay in and chat with … [Read more]

E-Book Author Signs $2 Million Deal in Traditional Publishing Sale

amanda hocking

You may not have heard of Amanda Hocking – but as a YA author, I certainly have! The 26-year-old author has seen amazing success as a self-publisher of her young adult series. And now she’s about to enter the traditional publishing world. Hocking began self-publishing her books last year through online retailers, after she reportedly … [Read more]