Boo! Why You Should Scare Yourself Every Day.

Happy Halloween! Do you scare yourself on a regular basis? I’m not talking about a bad hair day or a spooky Halloween costume. I mean, do you take risks? Do you step out of your comfort zone? Do you undertake activities that you’ve never done before? If your answer is no, we encourage you to […]

What Authors Can Learn from Big Brands and How They Make Us Care

Roughly 60 million people visit Starbucks locations around the world each week, which adds up to more than 3 trillion visitors yearly. As a result, Starbucks is one of the top brands in the coffee industry. My husband is a Dunkin’ Donuts guy and is always amazed that I am willing to pay so much […]

Bublish’s Top 3 Takeaways from Book Expo America and BookCon 2019

We’re back from a very successful Book Expo America (BEA) and BookCon 2019 in New York City. It’s the biggest gathering of the book industry here in the US, and the place to spot emerging trends. The growing influence of the indies was palpable with more authors in attendance than ever before and more exposure for those […]

Indie Authors Can Now Support Indie Bookstores with Book Bubbles

Indie authors can now support independent bookstores across the US through their Book Bubbles by adding an IndieBound buy link. Simply go to the Book Info page of your book on your Bublish Dashboard and check IndieBound as one of your purchase channels. Once you submit an IndieBound buy-link request, the link will be added […]

Best Practices for Your Book Beta

Today our guest blogger is Paul Kilpatrick, co-founder of BetaBooks, a leading reader-management and audience-building software. Welcome to the blog, Paul. Thanks! Great to be here. Beta testing for products and services has been around for decades. It’s also a practice that has deep roots in publishing. Traditional publishers have long beta tested new books […]

It’s National Library Week. How Are You Celebrating?

It’s National Library Week and we’re celebrating by sharing best practices for indie authors who want to get their books into libraries. As an independent author (aka self-published author), there are several things you’ll need to consider if you hope to get your book on library shelves. Here are our top three recommendations: 1. Your […]

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. […]

Happy New Year! A Fresh Start!

Happy New Year, Everyone! For many people, the beginning of the new year is filled with goal setting and resolutions. I used to be one of those people, but at some point my mindset shifted. Truth is, every day offers a fresh start. That’s what I’ve focused on the past few years. It’s a more […]

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

In this fourth installment of Bublish’s “Book Publishing Timeline Builder” Series, we’re diving into the Marketing Phase of the Publishing Process. In the most simplistic terms, marketing involves advertising, brand building, content creation and social media. There is definitely a time when marketing takes center stage in your publishing schedule, but marketing actually comes into play in every phase […]