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Self Publishing

Samantha Towle Leads Self-Published Best Sellers List This Week

wetheringthestormTrouble by Samantha Towle took the No. 1 spot on our Self-Published Bestsellers List.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

If you are an independent author looking for support, check out our free directory of people looking for writers groups. Read more

Dan Blank’s Advice for Writers: ‘Connect With Readers One Person at a Time’

danblankDan Blank, Founder of Wegrowmedia.com, is speaking at our upcoming Self-Publishing Intensive, a three-week virtual intensive dedicated to publishing your own book that kicks off on Thursday.

During his presentation, Blank will be giving advice on how authors can build their brand online and how to market themselves to their target audience to promote their book. In preparing for the session, we asked him to share a tip for self-published authors. Here is what he said: Read more

Melody Anne’s Advice For Self-Published Authors: ‘Hire an Editor You Can Trust’

melodyanneSelf-published author Melody Anne is speaking at our upcoming Self-Publishing Intensive, a three-week virtual intensive dedicated to publishing your own book.

During her presentation, Anne will be giving advice on how to market and sell your eBook once it is ready for publication. In preparing for the session, we asked her to share a tip for self-published authors. Here is what she said:

By far, my number one piece of advice for self-published authors is to hire an editor that you can trust, who knows what they are doing, is educated and knows the changing rules out there. Who also knows you and your voice and doesn’t try to change that. I have 2 editors who I absolutely adore, and if either left me now, I would be devastated! That’s how good your editor(s) should be.”

‘Trouble’ Leads Self-Published Best Sellers List This Week

selfpublishedTrouble by Samantha Towle took the No. 1 spot on our Self-Published Bestsellers List.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

If you are an independent author looking for support, check out our free directory of people looking for writers groups. Read more

Brooke Warner’s Advice on Self-Publishing: ‘Don’t Try to Do it All Yourself!’

brookewarnerBrooke Warner, founder of Warner Coaching Inc., a service for writers, is speaking at our upcoming Self-Publishing Intensive, a three-week virtual intensive dedicated to publishing your own book.

During her presentation, Warner will be giving advice on how to make sure your manuscript is ready for publication. In preparing for the session, we asked her to share a tip for self-published authors. Here is what she said:

My number one tip for self-pubbed authors is to make sure they have a team. Self-published authors need an editor, a designer, and a marketing and/or publicity person. When it comes to self-publishing, authors shouldn’t go it alone, nor should they try to reinvent the wheel. There are so many good experts out there who will help ensure that you have a beautiful finished product. Don’t try to do it all yourself!

Kindle Single ‘The Girl in Room Fourteen’ Joins Self-Published Bestsellers List This Week

girlinroom14The Girl in Room Fourteen, a Kindle Single, took the No. 2 spot on our Self-Published Bestsellers List.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

If you are an independent author looking for support, check out our free directory of people looking for writers groups. Read more

Smashwords Founder Mark Coker Shares Tips For Self-Published Writers

cokerSmashwords founder Mark Coker is giving a free talk this afternoon at 2pm ET as a preview of our upcoming Self-Publishing Intensive, a three-week online interactive event that is coming up in December.

Today at 2pm ET, he is hosting a free crash course in eBook self-publishing. In the talk, Coker will share foundational knowledge that every writer needs to start their journey as a successful indie ebook author. In the presentation, he’ll be identifying the top five trends shaping the future of authorship, and then he’ll share an introductory checklist of what writers need to know to produce, publish and sell an eBook. We asked Coker to share three tips for self-published writers.

Here is what is told us:
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The Number of Self-Published Titles on the Market Up 59% Last Year: Bowker

Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 2.03.02 PMThe amount of self-published book titles available in the marketplace went up 59% between 2011 and 2012, according to Bowker’s latest self-pubishing report. The report looked at U.S. ISBN data to identify that there were more than 391,000 books self-published in 2012. eBooks made up 40 percent of these ISBNs. The report examined how the self-publishing industry has grown over the past six years, illustrating a large proliferation of self-published titles in the marketplace. Amazon’s CreateSpace, Smashwords and Lulu.com led the list for putting out the most ISBNs of self-published works in the U.S. for both print & eBook from 2007-2012. For instance, CreateSpace’s output grew 3355.84% from 2007 to 2012. When broken out between print and eBooks, CreateSpace led with the highest volume for print books. Smashwords was the top player for eBooks.

Free eBook Templates From HubSpot

hubspotLooking to create an eBook, but don’t know how to design it? Marketing company Hubspot has created five free customizable templates to help you out.

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To help you publish your eBook on a budget, we’re sharing this useful set of five basic eBook templates from the advertising gurus at Hubspot. They are perfect for those who don’t have the time or money to create a unique design for a new eBook. However, if you have some experience in PowerPoint or InDesign, they are completely customizable.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

Penelope Ward Has Two Titles on the Self-Published Bestsellers List

penelopewardAuthor Penelope Ward took the top spot on our Self-Published Bestsellers List with Jake Undone. Her novel Gemini held the No. 7 spot.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

If you are an independent author looking for support, check out our free directory of people looking for writers groups. Read more

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