October 9, 2018

6 reasons to join an independent publishing group

By Madeleine Dodge

Self-publishing your book can make you feel like Tom Hanks in Castaway. Lost and alone, you spend futile days on the Internet trying to find the best printers, editors and designers—and wondering if anyone is out there who can help. If you’ve resorted to naming your manuscript “Wilson,” it’s time […]

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October 1, 2018

At Your Service: book shepherding with Judith Briles

By Camilla Sterne

 “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, Judith Briles shares with us an insider’s perspective on the concept of the book […]

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August 27, 2018

Amazon 101: The Detail Page

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. […]

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August 27, 2018

Amazon 101: AuthorCentral

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 […]

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August 20, 2018

Working with an editor: 10 invaluable tips

By Madeleine Dodge

You close your manuscript, lean back, and sigh with relief: You’ve finally finished writing your book. Then suddenly, you’re jerked out of your reverie when you realize: It’s time to send my manuscript to an editor! How will you ever find the courage to push “send”?

We […]

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June 28, 2018

10 things I wish I had known before self-publishing a book

By Madeleine Dodge

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 […]

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April 2, 2018

8 ways to make the most of a professional book review

By BlueInk Review Staff

Let’s be honest. All book reviews are not created equal. Sure, you can ask all your friends to write reviews of your book and post them on Amazon, but in an online world sensitized to “fake news,” readers have learned to take consumer reviews with a grain (or […]

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