October 9, 2018

6 reasons to join an independent publishing group

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 […]

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October 1, 2018

At Your Service: Book Shepherding with Judith Briles

By Camilla Sterne

 “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 […]

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August 27, 2018

Amazon 101: The Sales Algorithm

By Madeleine Dodge

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 […]

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August 20, 2018

Working with an editor: 10 invaluable tips

By Madeleine Dodge

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”?

We […]

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August 6, 2018

Oh, the Mistakes We’ve Seen!: Children’s Picture Books

By Madeleine Dodge

“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 […]

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July 23, 2018

10 tips for hosting a successful book launch

By Madeleine Dodge

 You’ve written your book and completed the hard work of producing it. Finally, it’s time to release it into the world. In other words, it’s time for a book launch.

 Hosting your book launch party is arguably the best part of publishing a book. You finally get to […]

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June 28, 2018

10 things I wish I had known before self-publishing a book

By Madeleine Dodge

When I was 14-years-old, I wrote a poem entitled, Does A Giraffe Ever Feel Small? It told the story of six animals and the characteristics that make them stand out from the rest. It had a cute rhyme scheme and a resounding message to love yourself for who you […]

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