A Hardcore Writer’s Perspective on the Most Important Part of Self-Publishing

What’s the most important part of self-publishing? Author Bill Zahren spills the publishing secret you’ll want to hear: It’s book cover design.
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Publishing Consultant Michelle Brown Answers Your Self-Publishing Questions

Our publishing consultant Michelle Brown answers questions about self-publishing and shares what she’s learned in 8+ years of working for Mill City Press.
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Rejected: Real Reasons Bookstores Refuse Self-Published Titles

Reasons books get rejected by bookstores will give you insight into how to market your book so that book buyers and readers alike will be clamoring for it.
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Indie Authors Follow in Indie Rock Bands’ Footsteps

What do indie authors have in common with indie rock bands? Author Bill Zahren discusses how authors are following in the footsteps of rock bands.
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Why “Just Put Your Book on Amazon” Is Terrible Advice (A DIY vs. Self-Publishing Company Breakdown)

Should you just “put your book on Amazon”? Here’s why that might be bad advice, & what you need to know about DIY self-publishing & self-publishing companies.
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Don’t Fall for the Myth of Becoming an “Overnight Success”

Do overnight successes really happen overnight? Here’s what you need to know about the the “overnight success” myth & what it actually takes to achieve success.
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To Pseudonym or to Not Pseudonym—That Is the Question

Thinking about using a pseudonym (or pen name)? These are the reasons authors use pseudonyms—and why you might want one too.
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How to Support Your Favorite Indie Authors (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Indie authors need love, too. The good news is, you can support your favorite authors a number of ways. Here are the eight best ways. You can even start today!
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4 Cringe-Worthy Mistakes You’re Making with Author Photos

Your author photo appears in many places, which makes it a good book marketing tool. Don’t make one of these cringe-worthy mistakes with author photos.
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So You Want to Publish Your Book This Year? Check This List

Publishing a book this year? Fantastic! Here’s how to self-publish a book, complete with a checklist to help you plan. You can even start today.
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