Split-Testing Book Cover Designs and Titles

Which Book Cover and Title Should I Use?

Figuring out which book cover design or title to use can be a daunting task. The harsh truth is that potential readers will judge your cover and its title.  The cover and title tell so much about your book: if you fail to entice the reader in these two important areas, then what reason do […]

Top 10 Best Self-Publishing Companies

The Best Self-Publishing Options for Authors

Self-publishing has become a more and more common means of publishing in recent years. Because of the ever-changing nature of the publishing world, people are moving their ideas elsewhere. No longer are the big publishing houses the only option. Self-publishing books are making appearances on bestseller lists across the world. Books like Party Girl started out […]

top ten best self-publishing companies

The Latest Trend in Digital Publishing

Serialized Books

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 […]

Dear Author, Don’t Quit!

A Letter to Authors Who’ve Considered Giving Up

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 […]

Gain Exposure with an Online Blog Tour

50+ Book Blog Tour Sites with Comparisons

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 […]

Cracking the Sales Rank Code

Get insight into the real numbers behind Amazon's Sales Rank

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.