December 18, 2013

The Real Cost of Self Publishing: Aubrey Rose

By Andy Dus

The Real Cost of Self Publishing” is a monthly blog where we ask a self-published 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 the amiable Aubrey Rose, author of “Me, […]

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November 5, 2013

At Your Service: Book Design 101 with Nick Zelinger

By Camilla Sterne

“At Your Service” is a blog series in which we ask a self-publishing industry professional to describe his or her services, in order to help self-publishers understand the intricacies of the various steps needed to create a polished book. 

Today, Nick Zelinger shares with us an insider’s perspective on cover and […]

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October 23, 2013

The Real Cost of Self Publishing: Polly Letofsky

By Camilla Sterne

“The Real Cost of Self Publishing” is a monthly 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 the exuberant Polly Letosfky, author of “3MPH: The […]

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September 16, 2013

The Real Cost of Self Publishing: Suzanne Handler

By Camilla Sterne

The Real Cost of Self Publishing is a monthly blog where we ask a self-published 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 the gracious Suzanne Handler, author of “The Secrets […]

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August 20, 2013

Five Simple Ways to Promote Your Self-Published Book

By BlueInk Guest Blogger, Paul Goat Allen

I recently wrote a blog about things self-published authors should be absolutely sure of before pushing the final button—and one of those items was having some semblance of a marketing plan. How are you going to promote your work? What are you going to do to increase […]

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June 19, 2013

Too Good to Bury: An Interview with David Oppegaard

Although David Oppegaard is undeniably an extraordinary writer — his debut novel “The Suicide Collectors,” published in 2008 by St. Martin’s Press, is one of the most disturbing and singularly unique works of apocalyptic fiction I’ve ever read — his experience navigating the publishing gauntlet is anything but extraordinary.

Oppegaard is one of […]

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June 10, 2013

5 Ways a Bad Back Cover Blurb Can Kill a Good Book

By BlueInk Guest Blogger Paul Goat Allen

This may sound crazy but the back cover blurb for your novel — essentially a synoptic teaser — just may be the most important part of your self-published book. Here’s why:

Some readers out there will buy a book solely on cover art — […]

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