October 2, 2017

8 Ways to Use a Professional Book Review

By BlueInk Staff

Let’s be honest. All book reviews are not created equal. Sure, you can ask all your friends to write reviews of your book and post them on Amazon, but in an online world sensitized to “fake news,” readers have learned to take consumer reviews with a grain (or grain elevator!) of salt. […]

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August 24, 2017

5 Reasons to Attend a Publishing Conference

Looking for support in your self-publishing quest? Here are 5 reasons why a publishing conference is a must.

By BlueInk Staff

When planning how to get your self-published book into reader’s hands, it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. Unlike people who work in traditional publishing, you sit in a study […]

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August 1, 2017

The Real Cost of Self-Publishing: Josh Fruhlinger

BlueInk Staff

“The Real Cost of Self Publishing” is a recurring blog where we ask a self-publishing author to break down his or her expenses, in order to give others an idea of the costs involved in creating a successful book. Today, we talk to Josh Fruhlinger, author of “The Enthusiast.”

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July 11, 2017

Experts offer their best tips for self-publishing success

We asked dozens of experts in self-publishing what were the two most important tips they had for indie authors. They responded with advice on everything from book covers to copyrights to social media—and much more! Over the next month, we will share one tip each day on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Don’t miss this […]

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June 20, 2017

Promoting Your Young Adult Book on Social Media: A Newbie’s Guide

By Nadya Lyapunova

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 […]

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June 19, 2017

5 questions to ask before hiring an editor

By BlueInk Staff

Hiring an editor can be a daunting task, especially for a first-time author. Aside from finding someone with solid technical skills, you also need a person whose personality meshes with yours, as a good editing relationship requires plenty of give and take.

Here are a few things to consider before contracting […]

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