Pricing Your eBook: How Much Should I Charge?

Pricing Your eBook: How Much Should I Charge?

Writing a book is hard work. It doesn’t matter how much you love the craft; the process of brainstorming, writing, polishing, and publishing is tough. It’s even harder as an independent author because you and you alone are taking on the responsibilities of author, publisher, and marketer. And one of the toughest decisions you’ll face is how much to charge for your e-book. Continue reading “Pricing Your eBook: How Much Should I Charge?”

Editing vs. Proofreading

Editing vs. Proofreading

In today’s world, we often interchange words with similar meanings. As time slips by, the distinctions between these words begin to vanish. One such example is that of the terms “proofreading” and “editing.”

These two words are interchanged so often that we find many thinking editing services are merely proofreading services. So, is there really a difference between editing and proofreading? Continue reading “Editing vs. Proofreading”

5 Reasons Every Independent Author Should Have a Website

5 Reasons Every Independent Author Should Have a Website

In our ongoing content creation series, we’ve covered the basics of planning a content strategy in detail. You’ve probably noticed that unlike many of the copywriting agencies on the Internet, we’ve touched on how each element of content creation applies in principle to independent authors. One of the questions we often hear is, “Why should I [as an indie author] care about a content strategy and content marketing?” Our answer is simple, “Because every independent author should have a website.” Continue reading “5 Reasons Every Independent Author Should Have a Website”

Should I Use a Pseudonym?

Should I Use a Pseudonym?

A pseudonym, also known as a pen name, is a fictitious or fake name. Pseudonyms have a rich heritage dating back to 1833. Mark Twain was a pen name wielded by the famous American author Samuel Clemens. Theodor Geisel, better recognized as Dr. Seuss, held three pen names; Dean Koontz, a famous novelist, held upwards to eleven! Many an author has opted to use one (or more) for various reasons. It’s perfectly natural to wonder, Should I use a pseudonym? Continue reading “Should I Use a Pseudonym?”

Is Kindle Unlimited Bad for Authors?

Is Kindle Unlimited Bad for Authors?

Indie authors and avid readers have been debating the good versus bad of Kindle Unlimited since its release. Readers love it because it’s like the Netflix of e-books. Authors aren’t so sure of its benefit because of the restrictions Amazon imposes. Is Kindle Unlimited bad for authors or does it have a positive side? Continue reading “Is Kindle Unlimited Bad for Authors?”

How Do I Get eBook Reviews?

How Do I Get eBook Reviews?

So you’ve published an e-book. That’s half the battle, now isn’t it? Many new indie authors think writing the manuscript, subjecting it to painstaking proofs and editing resulting in sleep-deprived madness, cover art design, file conversion, and the ultimate click to publish was the entire battle. It’s not. Once you hit publish, you have effectively fallen through the looking glass into a whole new world. A world that in all likelihood is stranger than the one you wrote about in your book. Continue reading “How Do I Get eBook Reviews?”

Choosing an eBook Editor

Insider Info: Small Business vs. Content Agency eBook Editor

2014 has been the year many in the content industry referred to as “The Year of Quality Content.” In fact, Digital Journal has dubbed 2014 the “Year of Content Marketing.” Regardless of how you label it, one thing is certain: Content matters more than ever. But what does this mean for self-pub and indie authors? What’s the takeaway as we speed, full throttle into 2015? Continue reading “Insider Info: Small Business vs. Content Agency eBook Editor”

Recovering from a Less Than Favorable eBook

Recovering from a Less Than Favorable eBook

Oops! It’s cute when a toddler says it, but “oops” really is one of the most terrifying words in the English language. If it pops out after you’ve published your first e-book, then Houston, we have a problem! Chances are, your “oops” was more along the lines of, “Oh, s^&#” or “F^&# me!” It’s okay to go sailor, but as disheartening as a self-publishing mistake can be, it does not signify the end. Continue reading “Recovering from a Less Than Favorable eBook”