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,...