August 27, 2018

Amazon 101: the sales algorithm

By Madeleine Dodge

Are you an Amazon author looking for a way to track your sales, connect with readers, and ultimately sell more books? You may think that once your book is posted, your work is finished. But think again! There is more you can do to manage and market your book. In […]


July 23, 2018

10 tips for hosting a successful book launch

By Madeleine Dodge

 You’ve written your book and completed the hard work of producing it. Finally, it’s time to release it into the world. In other words, it’s time for a book launch.

 Hosting your book launch party is arguably the best part of publishing a book. You finally get to […]


November 17, 2015

7 sure-fire ways to spot a fake review

By Graham Dickson

Sites of booksellers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble feature countless consumer reviews — some legitimately written by objective third parties; others written by family and friends, and even by mills that pump out phony positive reviews for $5 a pop. Recently, Amazon has begun to take action against the authors of […]


August 25, 2014

At Your Service: book reviewing with Verna Noel Jones

By Cassidy Ritter

“At Your Service” is an ongoing blog where we ask a self-publishing industry professional to describe his or her services, in order to help self-publishers understand the intricacies of each step in the self-publishing process.

Today, we talk with Verna Noel Jones, a reviewer for BlueInk Review.

Jones studied […]