Guy Kawasaki Talks About “Artisanal” Publishing

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We always feel lucky when Guy Kawasaki is able to speak at one of our events. This year, Guy sat down with Mark Fidelman at NMX 2013 in Las Vegas to discuss in a keynote entitled “Going Bananas with Guy Kawasaki,” which covered a wide variety of new media topics, including a discussion on publishing … [Read more]

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

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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]

Using Crowd-Funding To Make Your Next Project An Enormous Success

Many times the main struggle for creative people such as writers, indie artist and social activists is to find the tools and resources to get their project properly created, packaged and promoted–whether its a book, an album or a charity event. Beyond that, it becomes even more difficult for a creative person to come up … [Read more]

Self-Publishing Secrets: Exclusive BlogWorld Interview with Rachel Thompson

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Today, I have a special treat for you all! I got the chance to sit down with Rachel Thompson to talk about her digital publishing success – and she has some awesome advice for anyone considering the self-publishing route. Let’s take a look at what she had to say about finding success on with Kindle … [Read more]

13 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Kindle Publishing

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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

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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

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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]

Self-Published Author Joins ‘Kindle Million Club’

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John Locke has reportedly become the first self-published author to hit the Kindle Million Club – selling over 1 million Kindle books. Locke is the eight author to receive the distinction, joining Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins and Michael Connelly. Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content, says … [Read more]

Self-Pub Author Tells Readers To “F*** Off!” (or, How NOT to Respond to Reviews)

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With the ease and relatively low cost of today’s self-publishing tools, many authors are going this route rather than going through the much longer process of finding an agent and traditional publisher. It can be extremely lucrative, and even if you don’t make tons of sales, at least you gave it a shot, right? While … [Read more]

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

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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]