I've known Dee Blick for years and this energetic, workaholic has always been an inspiration to me. So when Dee's huge new book, The Ultimate Guide To Writing and Marketing a Bestselling Book, landed with a thud on my doorstep, I couldn't wait to tuck in - and was wonderfully inspired all over again.
Publish Your Book
Self-Publishing your own book can be like walking through a minefield. There is so much to learn about when you decide to self-publish. Find information and advice on self-publishing printers, Print On Demand companies, kindle publishing, ebook publishing, mobi publishing and self-publishing events.
The more we explored how crowdfunding could help indie authors to publish their self-published books, the more excited we became with positive vibes on how successful other authors have been with funding and marketing their self-published books. Patty Lennon didn't use crowdfunding to publish her book called The Crowdfunding Book, but there is lots of advice for aspiring authors to help them kick start their book project.
I've been so excited interviewing indie authors who have funded their self-published book through crowdfunding sites like Kick Starter and Indiegogo. So I popped along to Kick Starter to find out for myself what the fuss is all about.
In our feature on using Kick Starter to fund and market self-published books, we interviewed Brandon Patton from “The Bacterionomicon” project. We asked Brandon, VP of Operations, Game Designer at Nerdcore Medical a few questions and hereare his answers.
In our search to find how a writer can self-publish their books and get funding to kick start their self-publishing journey, we have found some amazing Kick Starter projects that have not only been successful at funding their self-published book, but many of them have exceeded their funding goals.
Here we interview Seth Kastlewith his book, Why Is Dad So Mad?, with Illustrator Karissa Gonzalez-Othon and creative Director and publishing partner Lyndsey Dugan of Dugan Design.
The Dictionary tells us that Sage is "aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game. It also means: A mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom.
In this case, TheSage English Dictionary and Thesaurus downloadable software for writers is your dictionary mentor who will guide your self-published books to profound wisdom.
When it comes to formatting your self-published book, your wheels may fall off your wagon. This is often a headache for many or even most writers who decide to go down the self-publishing route. You have the choice of figuring out how to format your book for the various self-publishing platforms or you can pay a professional book formatting company to do it for you or you could simply buy an easy to use template and do it yourself.