June 5, 2017

Looking for an Editor? First, know what type of editing you need

By BlueInk Staff

Everybody needs an editor.

If you’re self publishing your book, you’ve probably heard this 1,000 times, and it’s true. Editors can help improve your book immeasurably. But what you haven’t heard 1,000 times is that not everybody needs the same kind of editor. Editors provide different services, depending on what sort […]

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September 1, 2016

Promoting Your Children’s Book on Social Media: A Newbies’ Guide

By Graham Dickson

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 […]

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August 30, 2016

The Real Cost of Self-Publishing: Diann Logan

 By Morgan Mackey

“The Real Cost of Self-Publishing” is an ongoing blog where we ask independently published authors 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 Diann Logan, author of “The Navel Diaries: How I Lost […]

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August 5, 2016

The Real Cost of Self-Publishing: Carrie Dickie

By Morgan Mackey

“The Real Cost of Self-Publishing” is an ongoing 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 Carrie Dickie, author of “Network Marketing: The View From Venus.” […]

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July 26, 2016

The Art of Pacing

By Heather Seggel

Let’s assume that you’re a fiction writer looking to self-publish. You’re a voracious reader and practiced writer, willing to put in the hours of writing and rewriting to make a story shine. And you’ve got a great story to tell, rich in memorable characters and set in a locale […]

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July 11, 2016

6 ways authors go wrong writing their memoirs

By BlueInk Review

You’ve lived an interesting and full life – and now you want to leave a legacy. It’s time to write your memoirs.

This is a laudable goal, and many, many authors have amazing stories to tell. But too often, they don’t deliver the sort of book readers at […]

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June 27, 2016

6 tips for working with a book cover designer

By Gabrielle Orcha

Let us all, please, take a moment, and acknowledge that we undeniably, unapologetically, most often unconsciously, judge a book by its cover.

“We’d all like to think we don’t judge a book by its cover, but we do,” notes Renee Barratt. “It’s the first representation we have. It’s […]

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April 26, 2016

Promoting Your Horror Book on Social Media: A Newbies’ Guide

By Graham Dickson

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 […]

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