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Writing a Memoir: Some Considerations

Writing a Memoir: Some Considerations

By Eric J. Smith, author of Not a Bad Ride: Stories from a Boomer’s Life on the Edge (2015) and Coffee, Steak, and Eggs: 101 Stories from the Wrong Side of Nowhere (2017) Undertaking the Task Before becoming too deeply involved in writing a memoir or autobiography, I...

Book Awards for Self-published Authors

Book Awards for Self-published Authors

Book awards for self-published authors abound and entering is a great idea. Let’s take a look at the book awards out there for indie publishers. How to Choose a Book Award Indie book awards may be focused on nonfiction, fiction or poetry books, or may be open to all...

How to Choose Your Publishing Team

How to Choose Your Publishing Team

As the publishing team for hundreds of authors each year, we look forward to the times when we can share with our authors in their joy of winning book awards. We love posting on social media about our authors who have won book awards, and we’ve recently introduced a...

Top Ten 1106 Design Self-Publishing Blog Posts of the Decade

Top Ten 1106 Design Self-Publishing Blog Posts of the Decade

According to the old adage, “Everything old is new again.” When we reviewed our ten most popular self-publishing blog posts of the last decade, we noticed that the page views for the blog reflect the issues that consistently concern authors no matter what the year:...

Author Story: Marlen Suyapa Bodden

Author Story: Marlen Suyapa Bodden

What would compel a best-selling author, whose first book was published by a traditional publisher, to self-publish her second book? Marlen Bodden’s book, The Wedding Gift, was published in 2013 (and reprinted in 2015). Still selling well on Amazon, her book was...

Indie Publishing Is Easier Than Ever Thanks to These 5 Things

Indie Publishing Is Easier Than Ever Thanks to These 5 Things

As Thanksgiving rolls around (and the end of the year!), I am taking some time to reflect on the state of indie publishing. We all have a lot for which we can be thankful. The barriers to publishing have all but been eliminated. Authors enjoy increased creative...