Q & A: Are hybrid publishing services worth the money?

Q & A: Are hybrid publishing services worth the money?

Good question, Maria! Let’s look at the three most common types of publishing: If the company you’re hearing from is legit, it’s most likely a hybrid publishing service. This isn’t a bad way to go, especially if you’re struggling with the traditional and independent publishing route, but it does cost more. That said, we’re always…

The Easiest Way to Create Graphics & Book Covers (Stencil Review)

The Easiest Way to Create Graphics & Book Covers (Stencil Review)

Do you ever need great graphics for social media or even ebook covers, but don’t want to pay a graphic artist? Then it’s time to check out Stencil, the easiest-to-use graphic program available. I’m no artist, but I’ve created most of my own social media graphics, page headers, ebook covers and more – and Stencil…

Q & A: My Book is Finished. Now What?

Q & A: My Book is Finished. Now What?

James, what a great question! A lot of writers—both nonfiction and fiction—wonder what to do when their book is finished. First, congratulations on all you’ve accomplished. You’re tackling the hardest part right now—finishing your book. Your breadth of work shows your dedication. Seriously, that’s the hardest part. Now what to do? Step 1: Hire an…

My One Month Deep Dive Into Self-Publishing (A Journal)

My One Month Deep Dive Into Self-Publishing (A Journal)

Today I started what promises to be a month long deep dive into self-publishing, Amazon ads and the KDP platform. While I’ve had great commercial success with many of my titles published traditionally, my self-published books through Amazon have become stagnant. Given what I know of today’s publishing market, there’s no reason for this other…