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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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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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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