Goodreads Giveaway Changes, What’s Not to Like?

Goodreads Giveaway Changes, What’s Not to Like?

Goodreads rocked the indie world on November 28th when they announced their popular giveaway program—the service that allows authors and publishers to offer their paperback for free to potential reviewers—will no longer be free. The responses were predictable: And...

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5 Reasons Why Authors Should Consider Book Blogging

5 Reasons Why Authors Should Consider Book Blogging

We all know the power of Oprah’s book recommendations, but consider a few other names that have become accidental “book bloggers.” Reese Witherspoon is building a business around her reading habits. Google her name with the word books and you’ll see her...

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DRM, Piracy, and Victor Hugo on Copyright

DRM, Piracy, and Victor Hugo on Copyright

I believe there are similarities between what we expect from a job, and what we expect when we publish a book. According to a 2015 CNN Money poll, making money is down the list at #4. Here are the top 5: Respectful treatment in the workplace. Trust between management...

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The Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

The Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

I like the idea of publishing a book that becomes a classic. A book that once bought, is not resold. A book recommended by experts—the people who could have written a book just like it, but haven't. It sells, year after year. There is no real competition because it’s...

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5 Considerations Before Choosing a Book Launch Date

5 Considerations Before Choosing a Book Launch Date

Your manuscript is done—edited, reviewed by beta readers, proofed. As far as you are concerned, choosing a book release date is no different than asking your self-publishing services company, “how soon can I get the book listed on Amazon?” I’ve heard this question...

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