August 1, 2019

8 tips for Amazon Ad success from an award-winning author

by Kiana Marsan

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 our […]

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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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June 4, 2018

The Real Cost of Self-Publishing: Madeleine Dodge

“The Real Cost of Self Publishing” is a recurring 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 our summer intern, Madeleine Dodge, talks about self-publishing her children’s book Does […]

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August 1, 2017

The Real Cost of Self-Publishing: Josh Fruhlinger

BlueInk Staff

“The Real Cost of Self Publishing” is a recurring 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 Josh Fruhlinger, author of “The Enthusiast.”

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June 20, 2017

Promoting your young adult book on social media: a newbie’s guide

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 […]

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August 30, 2016

The Real Cost of Self-Publishing: Diann Logan

 By Morgan Mackey

“The Real Cost of Self-Publishing” is an ongoing blog where we ask independently published authors 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 Diann Logan, author of “The Navel Diaries: How I Lost […]

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July 17, 2015

4 ways indie authors go wrong writing a bio

By BlueInk Review Staff

Every book needs an author bio. It lets readers know who you are and why you are uniquely qualified to write the book at hand. Readers expect this at the back of your book. And booksellers and other industry professionals expect it on your press releases and other marketing […]

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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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March 10, 2014

At Your Service: The buzz on publicity with Sandra Poirier-Diaz

 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, Sandra Poirier-Diaz shares with us the ins and outs and of getting publicity for a […]

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