I know there is all kinds of debate about whether book trailers are worth the cost, whether they are worth the time and whether they increase book sales. I’m here to tell you that yes, they are worth it! And the truth is, you can create a pretty sharp looking book trailer for free. And chances are the software you need already lives on your computer. So let’s get started! Make sure you check out the end of this post where we give away awesome book trailer templates as well as a chance to get your very own custom book trailer designed by us.
Looking for a new way to publish your novel in the digital world? Serialized books are quickly becoming one of the most interesting ebook trends in the digital publishing landscape. More and more books are being published digitally, and everyone is looking for an edge. Serials are becoming a new way for novelists and writers […]
All authors eventually go through what I call “White Flag Syndrome.” It looks something like this. You painstakingly write everyday, but you’ve been struggling with it for too long. You wake up one morning completely discouraged. You’ve already discarded an earlier draft, and now once again the book’s direction seems completely lost. You decide to […]
Traditional and self-published authors alike know that their books need exposure to find new readers. Of all the ways for a self-published author to promote a new book, blog tours remain one of the surest ways to grow interest and awareness in your books. If you’ve never heard of a blog tour before, the best way I can think […]
The Kindle Direct Publishing program is one of the best self-publishing platforms available for authors. Authors who sell their books through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing have the potential to maximize the sales potential of their books by tapping into the vast market of Kindle users and Amazon patrons. Amazon assigns a sales rank to each title in the Amazon Kindle marketplace based on the number of sales a book has made and other criteria. The more sales a book makes, the lower the sales rank for that title.
You finished your newest book and the first printed copy just arrived in the mail, and now it’s time to format your awesome cover to fit all the ebook marketplaces. But it’s tough to tell what is expected of you, because every company you want to submit to has different requirements. What makes it worse is that they change their requirements every few years – so even if you do find written dimensions, there is a good chance that they are old. But up-to-date instructions are troublesome as well, with all of their requirements such as minimum dimension size, recommended dimension size, maximum file size, etc.