Step-By-Step Guide to Self Publishing

This is the ultimate start-to-finish guide to self publishing a book, with tips for Canadians and others living outside the USA.

Publishing trends 2015: What indie authors need to know

The Frankfurt book fair released an annual report of international book market trends, The Business of Books 2015. It contains publishing industry statistics and observations from the past few years. Here are my key takeaways and thoughts on what this… Read More

The Complete Book Launch Party Checklist

A good book launch party should be about the guests as much as it should be about your personal achievement. Your guests are there in support of you, so make sure you greet them with food, drink, entertainment,… Read More

Advice on accepting editorial feedback

Finding beta readers and hiring a structural/substantial editor is a vital part of writing a book. Yes, a copyeditor is necessary too, but don’t overlook the importance of getting input on the broader aspects of your story. Even… Read More

6 Reasons You Should Self-Publish

I was talking with a writer friend recently, and we got into a discussion on traditional publishing vs. self-publishing. She’s been querying agents like crazy. I’ve been doing self-publishing prep like crazy. She was surprised to find out… Read More

7 Things I Learned from the World’s Best Marketers

The 2014 Art of Marketing conference in Vancouver featured incredible speakers and big-name sponsors, each presenter offering a unique perspective on the current and future state of marketing—knowledge as essential to the author as it is to the startup tech company…. Read More