Posts belonging to Category self publishing

The Power of Promoting eBooks as a Team

I just returned from the 2013 Novelists, Inc. conference in Myrtle Beach, SC and I’m more energized than ever by the opportunities available to authors. Not just indie ebook publishing, but audiobook creation, print on demand, and foreign markets. The merchandisers were there in force, talking directly with the authors about platforms they provide to […]

Turning eBooks into Audio Books

The next wave in my journey as an indie author is literally a wave. A sound wave. I’ve decided to turn my ebooks into audio books. When I started my indie journey in 2009, I never dreamed I’d be taking a step like this. On my own. Without a publisher. Because, I never dreamed I […]

How to Format CreateSpace Headers

One of the most frustrating parts of prepping my Word .docx for print-on-demand publishing by CreateSpace was formatting the headers.

How SEO Can Help Promote Ebooks

I know many authors who recoil at the very thought of promoting ebooks. I suspect the reason is that many authors think promotion equals endlessly tweeting “Buy my ebook!” The good new is: that is not what I mean when I talk about effective ebook promotion. The bad news is: effective promotion is more complex […]

My Journey as an Indie Author

It was a year ago this month that my world changed forever thanks to the ebook revolution. April 2011 was when my sales exploded. I have been reeling – in a good way – ever since. This journey, however, started long before that. It started in the fall of 2009. Back then, I had one […]

Working with Amazon as a Publisher

Since I accepted an offer from Montlake Publishing in October, many of my published author friends have been asking me what it’s like working with Amazon as a publisher. Like me, many of them have jumped into the indie-publishing pond, releasing backlist and frontlist as ebooks. Some of us have had amazing success. I know […]

Indie Anthologies, the Wave of the Future?

Those of you who follow this blog won’t be at all surprised to hear I’m blazing yet another new trail in the ever-evolving ebook revolution. This time, however, I’m not going it alone. I’m traveling into uncharted territory with five of my closest author buddies by doing a multi-author, ebook anthology. For those of you […]

Amazon and New Era in Publishing

I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted a very exciting deal with Montlake, Amazon’s new romance imprint, for the re-release of Unforgettable, one of my contemporary romance novels originally published by Signet Eclipse. I held back releasing this out-of-print title as an ebook on my own, because I wanted some way to finally […]

NINC Conference, 2011: The Ebook Gold Rush is on!

As with the historic Gold Rush of the 1800s, the the Ebook Gold Rush in unfolding in much the same way. Those of us who arrived early enjoyed a brief time in which striking a mother load was much easier. As the population out in the Wild West grows, the percentage of authors making a huge strike will become smaller, but, as new territories open up (more ereaders in the US and abroad) the overall amount of gold out there increases, providing opportunity for small but steady gold mines.

How Important are Cover and Price When Promoting Your Ebook? Very!

by USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean Thank you for inviting me here, Julie!  I am a huge fan of your work and am so grateful to you for all your generous contributions to the world of indie publishing. As I write this blog, I am in the midst of a two-week 99 cent sale […]