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Why You Should Self-Publish Your Nonfiction Book

Guest post by David Varty Being an indie author or “self-publisher” used to have a bit of a stigma attached to it didn’t it? In some circles, it still might, but there is definitely growing acceptance for books not produced through traditional publishing. There are a number of benefits to self-publishing your nonfiction book, and if you’re using the book to increase your credibility as an expert, there’s little reason to avoid it. In fact, it can be a sound…

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An Indie-Author’s Guide to Organizing a Book for Publication

by Cathi Stevenson Part of the Build Your Book Series for indie authors / self-publishers Whether you’re writing a novel or a nonfiction book, you’ll eventually need to organize the materials and format the interior for publication. This is something a professional book designer can do for you, but as the publisher, you should decide what sections you want to include. Some sections aren’t as important in today’s publishing world as they were even a decade ago, but for legal,…

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Top 5 Reasons Indie Authors Need Goodreads

by Cathi Stevenson | With more than 65 million members, 2 billion books and 68 million reviews, Goodreads is a major platform indie authors don’t want to overlook. There are ample opportunities to share your book cover image and much more. If you haven’t already signed up with the Goodreads’ Author Program, you need to do that now. Why? Well, here’s 5 great reasons. Goodreads is free You can set up a free profile that includes your photo, bio,…

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