8 GREAT TIPS FOR STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS
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8 GREAT TIPS FOR STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Starting a small business can be daunting. You might have a family to support and any new endeavor isn’t a surefire success. When I started Gauntlet Press I…

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HOW EFFICIENT ARE BOOK SIGNINGS AT BOOK FAIRS?
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HOW EFFICIENT ARE BOOK SIGNINGS AT BOOK FAIRS?

With over 150.000 visitors and an impressive line-up of authors, celebrities, musicians, and artists, the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was on our must-attend events…

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FOUR KEY ELEMENTS TO SUCCESSFUL BOOK MARKETING IN 2017
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FOUR KEY ELEMENTS TO SUCCESSFUL BOOK MARKETING IN 2017

According to a recent survey, many authors struggle with book marketing and book research. We turned to Marlena Smith, a social media and marketing expert, for solutions to…

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EVERYTING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KDP PAPERBACK
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EVERYTING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KDP PAPERBACK

Amazon has began promoting its KDP print-on-demand service in beta version. Does Jeff Bezos know something we, indie authors, don’t know yet? Is print all the rage in…

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IngramSpark vs. CreateSpace. Which one is right for you?
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IngramSpark vs. CreateSpace. Which one is right for you?

When it comes to print on demand, IngramSpark and CreateSpace compete for the biggest slice of the pie. Which one is right for you? Perhaps both? Read and…

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THE FIVE BEST DOCUMENT FORMATTING TIPS
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THE FIVE BEST DOCUMENT FORMATTING TIPS

Formatting is particularly important for indie authors. Although a 50K-word novel might be worth spending the money on professional formatting services, shorter books with tighter budgets can be…

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BEST BOOK COVER COMPETITIONS OF 2017
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BEST BOOK COVER COMPETITIONS OF 2017

Book cover competitions are an excellent opportunity to gain more visibility to your book and add social proof. The winner badge is something you want to showcase on…

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THREE FREE RESOURCES FOR AN AMAZING DIY BOOK COVER
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THREE FREE RESOURCES FOR AN AMAZING DIY BOOK COVER

Is your budget tight and you would rather spend your resources on editing? You still need a beautiful cover that draw interest so that potential readers will click…

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E-BOOK PRICING TRENDS FOR 2017
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E-BOOK PRICING TRENDS FOR 2017

You’ve got everything lined up for distributing your book, but there is one (not so) small marketing detail that gives you a headache: the price. The royalty percentages,…

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HOW TO CREATE A MEMORABLE LAUNCH EVENT
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HOW TO CREATE A MEMORABLE LAUNCH EVENT

The more interesting and surprising your book launch event is the greater the benefits. Think viral. As you know, people love to take pictures and make short videos,…

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