How Much Does It Cost to Self-publish a Book?

Someone asked me this question just the other day. It’s a tough one to answer because there are so many variables: your budget, your goals, the length and quality of your manuscript, and your willingness and ability to DIY things like cover design and...

Beyond Amazon: Selling Your Book Independently

For a lot of authors, the self-publishing world begins and ends with Amazon. Some adventurous types get as far as alternatives such as Barnes & Noble or aggregators like Smashwords, but the options still boil down to the online version of the big-box retailer....

Vanity Presses: How to Spot a Scam

Have you heard me rant about vanity presses yet? No? Well, then, you’re in for a treat today. I don’t know what it was, but last week, it felt like vanity presses were everywhere. People were asking about them in at least three different Facebook groups,...

Amazon’s Pre-Release Option: A Cautionary Tale

Today we’re talking about Amazon’s Kindle pre-order program, which allows you to make your book available for sale up to 90 days before it’s actually released. Interested customers can buy your book (often at a discounted rate), then automatically receive it on their...

Reviews Needed: Get a Free ARC of Edit Me!

Update March 3, 2016: Edit Me! Is now on the market! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to download a copy and leave a review. If you’d like to stay in the loop about future review opportunities, please sign up to my email list. If you’re a...