January 19, 2016

4 lessons indie authors can learn from Donald Trump

By BlueInk Review

Donald Trump might be the most polarizing figure in American politics since King George raised the price of tea. But there’s one thing we can all agree on:  The man knows how to get publicity. Boatloads of it.

Whatever you think about Trump and his ideas, there is much that self-publishers can […]

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December 8, 2015

Promoting your book with Where Writers Win

By Irene Sanders

At Your Service is an ongoing blog series where we ask a self-publishing industry professional to describe the services they provide so that self-published authors may learn more about the opportunities and resources afforded them.

Retired professional pool player, publisher of Pool & Billards Magazine, and author of two successful pool […]

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November 17, 2015

5 ways to promote your book at a science fiction/fantasy convention

By Graham Dickson

I was thrilled to attend my first Mile Hi Con on behalf of BlueInk Review this October. I traveled the convention floor talking with guests and taking in all that one of Denver’s oldest fan conventions has to offer. And just as I suspected when I saw the life-sized Dr. Who prop […]

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March 31, 2015

Ebook pricing: hitting the sales sweet spot

By Alex Cortes

Let’s talk about sales. After all is said and done, every self-published author must face the dreaded question: “How should I price my book?” With an ebook, the answer becomes even more difficult to determine. Traditionally published ebooks cost next to nothing to produce, yet are often as expensive as print copies. […]

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July 23, 2014

Trade Secrets: Penguin pro offers selling tips

By: Cassidy Ritter

Trade Secrets is an ongoing blog where we ask professionals from the traditional publishing world to explain how they approach their jobs, in order to help self-publishers understand the intricacies of the publishing process and glean some tips.

Today, we talk to sales guru Eric Boss. Boss is the Paperback Field […]

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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

By BlueInk Review guest blogger, Paul Goat Allen

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 […]

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June 3, 2013

How do traditionally published authors complete the sentence: “Self publishing is…”? Their answers might surprise you

By BlueInk Review Guest Blogger, Paul Goat Allen

I thought it would be interesting to ask a bunch of established authors — writers who have found some semblance of commercial and/or critical success through traditional publishing — to finish this simple open-ended statement “Self publishing is…” to see if there were any prevailing responses […]

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