What IS an ISBN anyway, and do I really need one?

Often around the time that authors are exploring CreateSpace, they’re stopped dead in their tracks by the requirement that they choose an ISBN. CreateSpace offers three options, ranging from free to $125, and each option comes with different advantages. Which should...

Writing a Book? Don’t Forget to Do This!

So by now maybe you know that I’m putting my new book Edit Me! How to Find, Hire & Work with an Editor on the market in a few days. This is actually my fourth self-published book, so I was pretty confident I had the whole process down. Which was almost the...

Book Reviews: How to Launch with Reviews (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first of a 3-part series on getting reviews for your book. I see a lot of entrepreneurs writing and launching books recently, and I’m so excited to see more and more people take advantage of all the self-publishing options available these days. BUT. I’m...

Book Reviews: Tips (Part 3 of 3)

This is the last in our 3-part series on book reviews (read Part 1 and Part 2). Here are a few extra tips:  1. Your RELEASE date and your LAUNCH date are not the same. You can *release* a book a few days before you start promoting it (launching) so that reviewers have...

Book Reviews: What Not to Do (Part 2 of 3)

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Read Part 1 here. Check it out—Baby’s first vlog. I just finished up an intense editing job and felt like getting away from the written word for a moment or two. Then I went and typed up a summary below anyway. So, following up...