CAP Awards 2023 for Irish Indie Authors

The CAP Awards provide a platform to showcase Independently Published Authors in Ireland, bringing them to the attention of book shops, distributors, and the media with all money raised going to the charity Aware. Aware is a non-profit organisation that provides education, support, and information on mental health, particularly depression, bipolar disorder, and positive mental health. Founded […]

IngramSpark Drop Set-up Fees

One of the go-to platforms for self-published authors, IngramSpark, has decided to dispense with its set-up fees. IngramSpark announced it will no longer charge a fee for new title uploads (for print or ebook formats). Revisions will also now be free for up to 60 days after the book’s first production date. After that, it will […]

3 Tools for a Successful Self-Publishing Marketing Campaign – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

Self-publishing your own books is a great way to get your ideas out there and share your vision with the world. Though it seems simple in theory — rolling out a successful marketing campaign may not exactly be your specialty. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. Technology has come a long way […]

How Self-Published Authors Can Promote Their Books In A Digital Landscape – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

There’s no doubt the publishing industry has been undergoing significant change in the last couple of decades. Much of this has been the result of the rise of the digital landscape and an increased use of technology. Tools have emerged that have altered the way people produce, purchase, and read books. This isn’t just relevant […]

How Technology is Impacting Authors and Publishing – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

Most of us think of writing and publishing as timeless and traditional, but that isn’t the case. Ever since Johannes Guttenburg created the wooden printing press in the 1440s, publishing has been a deeply technological practice, reliant upon advancements in tech like word processors and supply chain management. However, in the past few years, the […]

The Pros and Cons of the Publishing Industry – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

It’s easier than ever to self-publish a book. You could stop reading this article right now and fire off the first chapter of your book in a series of Tweets if you wanted to. And more formal variations of self-publishing are readily available to the writer who intends to be more industrious in their foray […]

Book Marketing for Self-Published Authors – Patrick Walsh | Guest Post

The quality of books you can produce now is almost indistinguishable to the reader to anything put out by a major publisher […] I was just never really sure why they didn’t succeed. – Mitch Benn This extract is from an interview with Mitch Benn on the Guardian. In the first line of the quote, […]

Why BookBub and FaceBook Ads Don’t Work for All Authors – Kenney Myers | Guest Post

If you are a new author like I am then no doubt you have solicited the advice of many seasoned authors to figure out the best ways to market your book. Most of them are usually very willing to offer suggestions and even introduce you to other authors that might have ideas that could help […]

5 Things to Ensure Before Hiring a Book Cover Designer for Your Next Self-Published Book in 2021 – Raina Jordan | Guest Post

Isn’t it great? The feeling of completing the first draft of your own book! You have finally completed what you started, and that in itself is an applause-worthy achievement. But what is the next step now? As a self-publishing writer, you have to take care of everything for your book, including the writing part (which […]