POD News

The Industry of Self-Publishing

CreateSpace Much has been in the news lately about CreateSpace leaving customers stranded.  According to their latest e-mail to customers, they will continue to publish books but will be eliminating their services component of the business:  editing, formatting, design and other services.  They have stated any updates or changes needed to products where these services […]

Print-on-Demand

The Industry of Self-Publishing

Are you interested in publishing your book but don’t have money or space for storing 500 or more books?  Print-on-Demand (POD) is the best way for authors to get their books printed without a huge outlay of cash. Print-on-Demand is a process whereby a book is printed when ordered, with as few as one at […]

Increase Visibility for Your Book, Parts IV

Book News Publicity

Contests During 2016, I decided to look into ways to increase visibility for our books.  I looked at different marketing options and chose four to explore further: presentations, Facebook ads, e-mail lists, and contests.  So far we’ve talked about presentations, Facebook ads, and e-mail lists.  This week we finish up the series with Contests. Contests.  Almost […]

Increase Visibility for Your Book, Part III

Book News Publicity

E-Mail Lists During 2016, I decided to look into ways to increase visibility for our books.  I looked at different marketing options and chose four to explore further: presentations, Facebook ads, e-mail lists, and contests. Last week we discussed presentation and Facebook ads.  This week we will talk about e-mail lists. E-mail Lists.  Publicity experts […]

Increase Visibility for Your Book, Part I & II

Book News Publicity

During 2016, I decided to explore ways to increase visibility for our books.  I looked at different marketing options and chose four to try: presentations, Facebook ads, e-mail lists, and contests. I’d like to address these options in more than one post as there is so much to share! Presentations.  First, I did presentations in […]

Book Sale!

Book News

Looking for the last minute gift? From now until the end of the year, Raven Books is offering their entire selection of books at 20% off.  You will need to submit the following code in order to receive the discount: F75UC9.  Feel free to share this code with your friends and family.   Raven Books has […]

Press Releases

Publicity

Wanting to share your good news? Perhaps you won an award for your writing; or maybe you have a presentation coming up. You could always contact your local newspaper and pay for an ad. However, a broader audience can often be found with a press release. A press release is basic information about your news or […]

Pressing It

Book News Publicity The Industry of Self-Publishing

Just wanted to take a minute to share some publicity our company, Raven Books, received this week.  Currently, we have six books, two of them award-winners.  What a great boost for our self-publishing business.  Look for my next post, where I will be discussing press releases and how to optimize your coverage. Book smarts: Retired couple […]

Why Self-Publish?

The Industry of Self-Publishing

Authors often wonder if there are advantages to self-publishing other than the obvious agent/publisher issues. You’ve probably heard that publishers don’t accept books directly from an author, and the agents necessary to make connections with publishers are taking fewer authors unless they have a proven track record. But there are many advantages to self-publishing and […]

Self-Publishing is Not a Stigma

The Industry of Self-Publishing

How would you like to join the likes of Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling,or Beatrix Potter? Or maybe you are a little more contemporary in your style, like E.L. James (50 Shades of Gray), Lisa Genova (Still Alice), or Andy Weir (The Martian). These are just a small sampling of famous authors who began their writing […]