TRADITIONAL, INDIE, AND HYBRID, OH MY! #amwriting #publishing #MASFFA

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Let’s face it, publishing is not like it used to be. Thanks to innovations in ebook and marketing technology, literally anyone can upload a book and become a published author in hours or even minutes—but not everyone wants to do that, and frankly, not everyone should.

Whether or not the relative ease of self-publishing is good for the industry is a can o’ worms for another post. What we’re going to talk about today are the three broad categories of authors that the rise in self-publishing has created: traditional, indie, and hybrid.

Disclaimer: for the purposes of this article, I’m referring to publishing a novel-length work. Practices differ for other forms, therefore I advise that the writers of such works research accordingly.

Read the rest of this article on the MASFFA blog: https://masffa.com/2017/07/24/traditional-indie-and-hybrid-oh-my/

 

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Writer Wednesday: Super Simple Quick Start Guide to Self-Publishing AND Super Simple Quick Start Guide to Book Marketing by E.J. Stevens


Super Simple Quick Start Guide to Self-Publishing by E.J. Stevens

self-publishing-guide-cover-ej-stevensWant to self-publish a bestseller?

This simple introductory guide will give you the basic information you need to begin self-publishing.

Whether you are writing your first novel or looking to breathe new life into your backlist, this guide will give you the tools you need to successfully self-publish. Useful information, direct links to resources, checklists, and step-by-step tutorials will help you create a professional quality book.

Simple tips will save you time that you can spend on writing, publishing, and promoting your next bestseller.

This book provides an introduction to:

  • Building a Writing Template
  • Copyright
  • Beta Readers and Editors
  • ISBN and Barcode
  • Font Licensing
  • Book Covers
  • ARCs
  • Ebook Formatting
  • Print Book Formatting
  • SEO, Keywords, and BISAC Categories
  • Retail Product Pages
  • Pricing
  • Audiobooks and Narrators
  • Translations and Translators

Each chapter will take you one step, leap, or bound closer to successfully publishing your book. Grab your cape. It’s time to be an indie publishing hero!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Super-Simple-Quick-Start-Self-Publishing-ebook/dp/B01M3QJJW5/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Super-Simple-Quick-Start-Self-Publishing-ebook/dp/B01M3QJJW5/
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/super-simple-quick-start-guide-to-self-publishing-ej-stevens/1124924077?ean=2940153790633
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/super-simple-quick-start-guide-to-self-publishing
iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/super-simple-quick-start-guide/id1167083634?mt=11&at=1000lsYL

Book Cover: https://jenniferallisprovost.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/cd0cd-self2bpublishing2bguide2bcover2bflip2bej2bstevens.jpg

Genre: Nonfiction, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press  |  Release Date: January 10, 2017
ISBN: 9781946046024  |  ASIN: B01M3QJJW5

Super Simple Quick Start Guide to Book Marketing by E.J. Stevens

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Want to improve book sales?

This simple introductory guide will give you the basic information you need to begin promoting your book. Learn how to find readers, increase sales rank, and become a bestseller. Both independently published and traditionally published authors will benefit from the tips, strategies, and checklists provided in this how-to guide.

This book provides an introduction to:

  • Building an Author Platform
  • Website and Blogging
  • Social Media
  • Email
  • Media Kit
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Book Swag and Promotional Items
  • Blog Tours, Cover Reveals, and Book Blasts
  • Giveaways
  • Interviews and Guest Posts
  • Book Reviews and ARC Reviews
  • Retail Product Pages
  • SEO, Keywords, and BISAC
  • Advertising and Price Promotions
  • Building a Newsletter Mailing List
  • Bookstores, Libraries, and Sell Sheets
  • Book Signings and Conventions

Begin using these simple methods to help your book sales soar.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Super-Simple-Quick-Start-Marketing-ebook/dp/B01M257XCK/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Super-Simple-Quick-Start-Marketing-ebook/dp/B01M257XCK/
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/super-simple-quick-start-guide-to-book-marketing-ej-stevens/1124924080?ean=2940153790664
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/super-simple-quick-start-guide-to-book-marketing
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/super-simple-quick-start-guide/id1167083633?mt=11

Book Cover: https://jenniferallisprovost.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/3974f-book2bmarketing2bguide2bej2bstevens.jpg

Genre: Nonfiction, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press  |  Release Date: January 10, 2017
ISBN: 9781946046031  |  ASIN: B01M257XCK

E.J. is giving away a 2017 Planner and Custom Pen, perfect for beginning the year with new writing, publishing, and marketing goals.  Entry is by Rafflecopter.  Giveaway is open to US/UK/CA.  Giveaway begins January 10th and ends January 31st.
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Author Info:

E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS’ GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.

BTS Red Carpet Award winner for Best Novel, SYAE finalist for Best Paranormal Series, Best Novella, and Best Horror, winner of the PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Paranormal Series, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Young Adult Paranormal Novel and Best Urban Fantasy Series.

When E.J. isn’t at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

Join the E.J. Stevens newsletter and learn about news, events, and ghosts. Monthly news updates, tour photos, and exclusive reader perks (FREE reads & giveaways!). Great resources for authors on E.J.’s “Author Resources” page on her official website.

Blog: http://www.fromtheshadows.info
Website: http://www.ejstevensauthor.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EJ-Stevens/376112702562340
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1569666.E_J_Stevens
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/E.-J.-Stevens/e/B002RGHK6C/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EJStevensAuthor

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Thank you!