Book Marketing Basics with Bublish Founder Kathy Meis

This video presentation was part of the Self-Publishing Advice Conference at the London Book Fair. It is a free online author conference that showcases the best self-publishing advice and education for authors across the world—harnessing the global reach of the Alliance of Independent Authors, a non-profit association for self-publishing authors. Bublish Founder Kathy Meis presented, […]

The Distribution Phase (Bublish’s “Book Publishing Timeline Builder” Series—Part V)

In this fifth installment of Bublish’s “Book Publishing Timeline Builder” Series, we’re diving into the Distribution Phase of the Publishing Process. Distribution involves placing your book into various sales channels (retail, wholesale, direct, etc.) where your book can be purchased. Distribution is often the last thing authors think about when they’re scrambling to finish writing or marketing their book. […]

Book Publishing Timeline

The Development Phase: Book Publishing Timeline Builder Series—Part II

Whether you’re still in the idea stage of your nonfiction business book, frantically working your way through a tough plot twist in chapter ten of your thriller novel, or saving the final draft of your historical fantasy YA novel…it’s time to congratulate yourself for actually writing your book. It’s a big achievement. Take a moment to take stock in what you […]

National Novel Writing Month Begins Today! Are You Participating?

NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, begins today (11/1/18) and lasts the entire month of November. Last year, 402,142 people participated in this annual writing ritual, which challenges creative scribes to finish the first draft of a 50,000-word novel in one month. NaNoWriMo is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary in 2018. Many well-known authors launched […]

Find Out Which Book Genres Truly Sell (And Which Don’t)

Alex Newton is founder and CEO of K-lytics, a leading provider of market data and research for authors and publishers. Thanks for joining us on the blog today, Alex… Great to be here. To start, I have a few questions for all of you… Do you write because you love writing? Or do you write […]

Pinterest: The Secret Book Selling Machine

Pinterest has grown into a strong channel for driving free traffic to online book listings and author websites. It’s why expert book marketers like John Kremer and Daniel Hall use Pinterest to consistently generate traffic for free.  One of the main reasons Pinterest is so powerful is the fact that it can help you drive highly targeted […]

Lazy Days of Summer? No Way!

Summer is the best, isn’t it? Life slows down, schedules fade away, the kids are out of school. It’s a great time to relax by the pool, take a vacation and read a good book. We get it. We all need time to rejuvenate. That’s important. At the expense of sounding like taskmasters, we’re going to discourage […]

The Power of Collaboration

Yesterday, we enjoyed exploring Aerio during Bublish’s “Lunch & Learn” Webinar with Aerio’s Business Development Manager Caitlin Churchill. One of the key benefits of this direct-to-consumer book selling platform from Ingram is that it allows authors to sell other authors’ books out of the Ingram catalog. Both the author who sold the book and the author […]