“Oh, the Mistakes We’ve Seen!” is part of a series of BlueInk Review blogs offering advice and insight into self-published writers’ most common errors, as seen in the more than 6,000 reviews of self-published books that we have provided since our inception in 2011. Below, we have compiled excerpts from our […]
By Patti Thorn
If you’re looking for publicity for your self-published book, chances are you’ve considered phoning or emailing the editor of a newspaper, magazine or online publication and suggesting an interview. But editors are a touchy lot, and the wrong approach can kill the deal before it’s even on the table. […]
You did it, your book is finished! It’s a moment worthy of celebration. But if you have dreams of finally setting your laptop aside for awhile, it’s time to think again: In today’s book world, the reality is that you’ll be busier than ever, looking for online ways to market your book. This is […]
By BueInk Review
It’s the New Year: time to reset the clock, refresh your attitude, recalibrate your approach to your life’s goals. In other words, it’s time for a few resolutions to get you headed in the right direction — especially when it comes to your self-published book.
At BlueInk Review, we’ve seen thousands […]
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And that means it’s time to start thinking of how you can plan an evening that will wow your guests. That takes time, attention to detail and care for the people you are inviting.
Come to think of it, it’s not unlike writing a […]
Many books these days are sequels, often part of a series. As I have recently discovered, writing a sequel is a very different experience from writing a standalone book.
Over the last four years or so, I have been working on a sequel to my first novel The Marriage of True […]
By Madeleine Dodge
Self-publishing your book can make you feel like Tom Hanks in Castaway. Lost and alone, you spend futile days on the Internet trying to find the best printers, editors and designers—and wondering if anyone is out there who can help. If you’ve resorted to naming your manuscript “Wilson,” it’s time […]
“At Your Service” is an ongoing blog where we ask a self-publishing industry professional to describe his or her services, in order to help self publishers understand the intricacies of each step in the self-publishing process.
Today, Judith Briles shares with us an insider’s perspective on the concept of the book […]
Are you an Amazon author looking for a way to track your sales, connect with readers, and ultimately sell more books? You may think that once your book is posted, your work is finished. But think again! There is more you can do to manage and market your book. In […]
You close your manuscript, lean back, and sigh with relief: You’ve finally finished writing your book. Then suddenly, you’re jerked out of your reverie when you realize: It’s time to send my manuscript to an editor! How will you ever find the courage to push “send”?