Book Publishing

Self-Publishing Hall of Fame: Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott, Nobel-Prize winning poet and playwright, wrote his first poem at the age of 14. Before the age of 20, he self-published his first poetry collection and also produced his first play. Walcott was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his reimagining of The Odyssey (Omeros), his books of plays (including his most […]

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Self-Publishing Hall of Fame: Milo Yiannopoulos

On June 6, 2017, Milo Yiannopoulos’s latest title Dangerous Milo hit #1 on Amazon during its first day on sale. After his original publisher Simon & Schuster dropped the book due to controversy, Milo self-published the book under his own Dangerous Books imprint.

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10 Tips to Write and Self-Publish Your First Ebook

Do you want to write an ebook quickly and self-publish it effectively? Check out this infographic offering 10 tips to writing and self-publishing your first book.

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Make Publishing Fun: Book Marketing Advice from John Kremer

Earlier this year, I was interviewed by Kathryn Guylay for her Make Publishing Fun Summit. Listen in as I talk about marketing your books and selling lots more copies of your books. Nugget #1: Spea…

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Bestseller Book Covers: Crude by Bill Nemmers

Here’s the first book to receive my Bestseller Book Cover Seal of Approval. That is a great book cover and a wonderful social media graphic (that is eminently shareable).

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Bestseller Book Cover Seal of Approval

In my experience, at least 70% of all book covers really fail at selling a book (whether the book is self-published or brought out by one of the large New York publishers). The book covers either don’t look right, lack any kind of design sense, signal that the book is an afterthought rather than a […]

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What’s Hot? What Comes After Adult Coloring Books?

Adult coloring books have been the hottest thing in publishing for the past year. Even Walmart has a full free-standing display of them. Also, Michaels Craft Stores carry over 150 adult coloring book titles. Five of Amazon’s top 50 bestsellers today are adult coloring books (very adult).

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