Five Tips for Reaching Your Indie Publishing Goals With the dawn of a new year comes the opportunity to set new goals and achieve new heights as a Christian author in the indie publishing goals world. Here are a few…
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Priestly Pens: Encouragement for Christian Authors, by Susan Neal
If you’re reading this post, we assume that you consider yourself to be a Christian author in some capacity. Perhaps you maintain a consistent blog on your website or regularly post your musings on a social media platform. Some of…
Three Steps the Christian Author Needs to Know to Market Books, by Guest Author
So you’ve written a manuscript. Now how do you sell your book? Here are three steps you can take to market your book.
What A Writer’s Critique Group Can Do for You, by Guest Author
Throughout my writer’s journey, I needed someone to talk shop with about book marketing, traditional publishing, and indie publishing. To help improve my writing, I decided to seek out and attend a writers’ critique group.
What You Should Know About Correctly Placed Commas, by cipa-author
For the Christian author wanting to self-publish a book or books, quality (besides good content) should be a priority. Correctly placed commas are an important aspect of excellent writing. Even if you plan to hire a book editor, which is one of two simple steps to improving your manuscript, you should do your own self-editing as part of the writing process.
How To Determine the Best Printing Method, by cipa-author
You’ve written and edited your book, prepped your files, and now you’re ready to send it to print! Even after you’ve checked off all those boxes, you may have another significant decision between digital and offset printing. So, what’s the best printing method? Whether you’re publishing a full-color hardcover children’s book or black and white softcover, it’s essential to know your print production options and how they could affect your budget, timeline, and, most of all, the successful sale of your books.
How to Succeed as a New Indie Author, by cipa-author
How to Succeed as a New Indie Author Type “How to succeed as a new author” into Google, and you will receive 238 million results. With a plethora of information on this topic, why should you listen to me? Because…
What You Must Know When Building Your Press Kit, by Guest Author
If you’re self-publishing a Christian book, there are some things—particularly as they relate to building your press kit for a media pitch—that you need to know. And if you’re doing your own publicity work, there may be no one around to tell them to you. I hope that’s where I can help.
Why Should Retailers Carry Books by Independent Authors?, by Guest Author
Traditional publishing houses are diminishing. With the shortage, a plethora of smaller presses and publishers has erupted, along with an excellent selection of outstanding indie-published books.
You Don’t Have to Publish a Book to Be a Writer, by Guest Author
Some people are in love with the idea of writing and visualize a life of leisure, sitting around typing out a few dozen book manuscripts and raking in the greenbacks (you can laugh now). Others have one story they feel the need to share, but they have no plans to pursue writing, and therefore, lack the drive to do what it takes to get published. However, many sincerely want to write but find writing a full-length book a daunting task. Or sadly, they finish their manuscript but are stonewalled by the thought of finding a publisher or self-publishing and then (gulp!) book marketing.
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