Publishing Tips

  • Who You Need on Your Publishing Team: The Indie Edition

    When you’re getting started on your publishing journey, you may feel alone and overwhelmed. Publishing is a complex process whether you’ve chosen the indie or traditional path. And even if you know you can or should build a publishing team when going indie, how do you choose that team? How do you budget for them?…

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  • Why Indie Authors Need Beta Readers

    Writing can feel like a lonely endeavor, especially when you’re up before the sun to get words down before work or staying up late after your partner and kids have gone to bed. But writing isn’t meant to be a solitary profession. Authors signed with publishing houses have teams behind them–an agent, a few editors,…

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  • Five Key Things for Indie Authors to Remember

    Indie and self-publishing are a great way for you to take creative control of your work, diversify your income streams, and start a small business. Publishing is more accessible to more people than ever before! That being said, there are some things you should do when self-publishing to increase your visibility and your success. I…

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  • How to Create Your Author Brand for the First Time

    “Branding” is the cool word lately, the thing everyone’s buzzing about online. Everywhere you look, it’s about building your brand, designing your brand, and being your brand. Obviously authors need brands, too! But I feel like sometimes the general advice about branding out there doesn’t really go into what authors need or want. I designed…

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  • Hiring a Professional Editor

    I have several posts about self-editing, and I even launched this ebook about self-editing, but it’s important to remember that self-editing is not a replacement for professional editing. Besides their formal education and professional training, editors understand the intricacies of language and the nuances of editing. Editing is more than cleaning up grammar and typos, and…

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  • Five Things Editors Wish Creative Writers Knew

    I love working with creative writers; they’re so fun to collaborate with. Their plots, unique worldviews, and intriguing characters are what keep me loving what I do. You all rock and make my job so fun. I’m so lucky to have this as my career. However, as an editor, I’ve also received many of the…

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