Waves of Inspiration. A Creativity Essay for Frustrated Authors.

Each Thursday, I share a writing prompt with the Bublish community of authors around the world.  It’s a creative outlet for me and I truly enjoy this weekly ritual. Since many writers have expressed to me that they are struggling to find inspiration in a year filled with so much bad news, I thought I’d […]

3 Highly Effective Ways to Grow Your Email List as a Self-Published Author

According to the Direct Marketing Association, email marketing on average sees a 4300% return on investment for businesses in the United States.  As a self-published author, you are running your own publishing business, so email marketing is a skill that you should definitely have in your book marketing toolkit. And with online book shopping up […]

Why NOW Is the Perfect Time to Write a Book!

For authors, there is a bright spot in the current pandemic: people are reading in record numbers. In fact, according to an April 19, 2020 CNBC news report, “There was a whopping 777% increase in book purchases” in the first half of April as compared to the first half of March. This means it’s a […]

How to Capitalize on the 2020 Reading Boom

At Bublish, we saw a dramatic shift take place at the beginning of April: eBook sales started to rise quickly while adult print sales were down with the closure of bookstores and libraries and Amazon’s de-prioritization of print books as nonessential items during the pandemic. Currently, eBook sales are at holiday levels. With most of […]

Bublish’s “2020 Publish From Home” (#PFH) Trainings

With millions hunkered down around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Bublish brainstormed on ways we could help writers and authors stay creative, productive, and connected. The result was Bublish’s #PublishFromHome Training Series (#PFH). Each week, we cover a new topic for indie authors who want to learn how to self-publish […]

Creativity in Times of Crisis

Perhaps you’ve seen the videos from Italy. Hundreds of people standing on their balconies singing together as they pass their days quarantined due to the COVID-19 outbreak. What is happening all around us feels completely surreal, but I take enormous comfort from those scenes. They speak volumes about the creative power of the human spirit. […]

What Type of Edit Does Your Book Need?

We get a lot of questions about editing here at Bublish. Among other things, writers wonder what type of editing they need for their book, how much editing costs, and how long it takes to go through a particular phase of editing. With all these questions in mind, we’ve put together this overview of the […]

Bublish Success Story: The Christmastime Series by Linda Mahkovec

Before author Linda Mahkovec started working with Bublish, she was having little success selling copies of her books, even though her stories were highly reviewed. Her problem was marketing. Too few people knew about her great books. That’s changing quickly now. Working with Bublish as her distribution and marketing partner, Linda has seen strong growth […]

Bublish’s Top 3 Self-Publishing Predictions for 2020 and Beyond

It’s the beginning of a new decade, so I thought it was time to write my first “publishing predictions” blog. The first two decades of the new millennium were filled with innovation and disruption in the publishing industry. Online bookselling, the rise of Amazon, the tremendous growth of self-publishing, and the popularization of the eBook […]