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GOLD! Self-Publishing Resources and Websites

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This thread is awesome! Lots to peruse. I just wanted to add that I've found Overdrive helpful for borrowing ebooks from your local library.

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This thread is awesome! Lots to peruse. I just wanted to add that I've found Overdrive helpful for borrowing ebooks from your local library.

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Yeah, heard good thing about it too. :)
 

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I wrote a book which sold ok the first few months. I'm going to have to look at some of the resources listed here and try to get traction. Bookbub looks expensive but if the average amount actually purchase then I'll consider that a decent profit for an e-book.
 

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Anyone try

http://pubslush.com/

Crowdfunding for publishing.

Thread stickied and marked GOLD. Some great reading/learning/resources in here.
 

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Yes I remember, you opted not to do that and stuck with BC? Right?
Why you asking me a question you already know the answer to? :confused::p
 

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Why you asking me a question you already know the answer to?
I guess I'm looking at it from my own eyes... I like to deviate into projects that I have no business deviating into... especially when I'm supersetting. ;)
 

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Great story on Yahoo for all you aspiring Romance novelists.

Please take note that she was writing for YEARS, good enough to have publishing contracts and experience.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/independent-romance-writers-get-the-last-laugh-—-all-the-way-to-the-bank-213437913.html

Her first ebook, “Love Me”, went live in the spring of 2010 for $3.99. Within a month, she had earned $20,000 — four times as much as any book contract she had ever signed. Just a few months later, her second original ebook became the first self-published title to hit Amazon’s top-25 best sellers list. She was hooked.
Today, like many independent romance authors, Andre has become a one-woman publishing house. She’s churned out more than 30 titles and sold 3.5 million books around the world, the majority in ebook format. Revenue for Oak Press LLC, the indie publishing house she created in 2011, has been in the “eight figures,” she says. In 2014, Publisher’s Weekly named it the fastest growing independent publisher in the U.S.
 

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Ah Thanks M.J. Will check out that pubslush. That's what I probably needed. Do you know anyone personally that it worked?
 

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Great story on Yahoo for all you aspiring Romance novelists.

Please take note that she was writing for YEARS, good enough to have publishing contracts and experience.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/independent-romance-writers-get-the-last-laugh-—-all-the-way-to-the-bank-213437913.html
I just wish that sci-fi & horror could make as much as Romance...
 

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What Makes a Great Cover?

http://www.wired.com/2014/09/makes-brilliant-book-cover-master-explains/

On one level, dust jackets are billboards. They’re meant to lure in potential readers. For a certain contingent of the publishing industry, this means playing it safe. “The path of least resistance when you’re designing a jacket is to give that particular demographic exactly what they want,” Mendelsund explains. “It’s a mystery novel, so you just splatter it in blood, and put the shadowy trench coat guy on it, and use the right typography.” Familiarity, the thinking goes, will always sell something.

Mendelsund does not subscribe to this view. He’s said that he prefers an ugly cover to a cliche one, and looking at his body of work, the thing that holds it together is that nearly all of his jackets have something weird going on, in one way or another.
 

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