Tag Archives: Self-Publishing

Draft2Digital Review: Is it Worth It? (TESTED FOR 2018)

If you’re a writer, it’s likely one of the last things you want to deal with is the nuts and bolts of getting your book published. Truth be told, most writers prefer not to deal with formatting their manuscript. The frustration that comes with formatting page numbers, footers, and other “style” elements critical for publication […]

Lulu Self-Publishing Review (Scam? Genuine? Worth It?)

In the past, the publishing industry and book market was controlled by those who had the knowledge of and the access to the resources to publish a book. Anyone who is a writer knows that trade publishers are famous for long response times, stringent formatting requirements, and almost cliquish behavior. The only option for writers […]

Smashwords Review: Self-Publishing Favorite (Scam, Best, Worst?)

Once your masterpiece is written and professionally edited, whether fiction or nonfiction, the next step is to get it into the hands of as many readers as possible. In the past, the only two choices were traditional publishers or to pay high fees to a vanity press. Writers who couldn’t get picked up by trade […]

AuthorHouse Review: Vanity Publishing Review

When it comes to self-publishing over traditional publishing, the responsibility for details falls onto you, the author. When you take on the role of publisher, you have the option to hire other people or companies to perform specific aspects of the process for you. One of the companies that provides these self-publishing services is AuthorHouse. […]

CreateSpace Review: Best Self-Publishing Service?

Actors dream of “seeing their name in lights” or on the big screen. Writers dream of seeing their name featured prominently on a book cover or on the New York Times Bestseller list. Many years ago, I had a friend who had written a novel. I was one of her early readers and got to […]

Best Self-Publishing Companies and Self-Publishing Companies to Avoid

As a writer, you already know about the waiting and rejection of the traditional publishing process. But due to the advancements in digital technology, writers have an opportunity to skip the anguish involved with trade publishing and get published. Anyone with the tenacity to finish a book can turn to self-publishing as an option. This […]

Lulu versus CreateSpace: Best Self-Publishing Website

As a writer, when you finally finish that first manuscript, you heave a giant sigh relief. If you’re like most writers your heart along with a little blood, a lot of sweat, and yes even some tears, went into writing that book. It’s a huge accomplishment for any writer and a celebrated milestone on your […]

How to Publish a Book: A Guide

There are few careers like that of an author. The process of writing a book is often arduous and time-consuming. After the book is completed, the struggle doesn’t end there. How do I get this thing published? In the past, publishing a book was an involved process that required industry gatekeepers and barriers to entry […]

Self-Publishing Tips: How I Sold Half a Million Copies

I recently completed a self-publishing course, which you can find at the UK Writers’ College. The goal of this course is to help authors succeed in an field that essentially made me as an author and a freelancer. This article was quickly put together for another website, but I wasn’t entirely happy with it and […]