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 […]
By Madeleine Dodge
At one of his first book signings, a store manager told Pete Ritzer (pen name: P.A. Ritzer) that the bookstore’s main business on a Saturday night was movie rentals. He would be lucky to sell three books, the manager said. Yet by the end of the night, Ritzer had sold […]
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And that means it’s time to start thinking of how you can plan an evening that will wow your guests. That takes time, attention to detail and care for the people you are inviting.
Come to think of it, it’s not unlike writing a […]
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 […]
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 […]
You’ve finished your self-published book and are ready to get it into readers’ hands. Prepare yourself: This will require pushing yourself out into the world in order to spread your book’s message — and a heavy dose of thick skin, as the world of publicity can be challenging for […]
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 a while, 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 […]
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 […]
Nothing detracts more from a book’s appeal than a bad back cover.
Whether your reader is a potential buyer, book reviewer, media professional or someone who wants to hire you for your expertise, your book’s back cover has to communicate to your target audience: “buy me, trust me!”
Authors often spend […]
You’re in a hurry. We get it.
After all, you’ve had the idea for your book rolling around in your head for decades and finally you’ve gotten around to writing it. Why drag your heels now? You want that book in the hands of readers— the sooner the better.