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My Major Lesson When Publishing a Book

One major learning curve in my self-publishing journey was the realization that it’s not always about being the best, or winning the game. Writing is all about the process. Some may disagree, but I personally believe that the rule of simply not quitting can help in so many ways. Don’t doubt yourself. Stick to a

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What is Full Self-Publishing?

Do you want to have full control of every aspect in publishing and cut out the middleman completely? Many authors think they self-publish but they actually aren’t. Although many publish directly with their own account at Amazon, they do not use the same approach with other retailers and use distributors/aggregators where they upload their files

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What file formats do I need for Self-Publishing?

An author asked me this question recently, and I believe it’s one that should be highlighted. Sometimes it can get confusing knowing what files are required for different publishers and retailers. So it here it is: a simple, straight-forward outline for files needed for self-publishing. File formats for eBooks:  ePub2 (.ePub): the free-flowing standard with

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ISBN

Should I use Amazon’s ISBNs or get my own ISBN & barcode?

Amazon will assign an ISBN if you do not provide one. They will also arrange the barcode for your printed book. However, this ISBN cannot be used with other retailers and has Amazon as an imprint. It might be better to get your ISBN if you plan to make your book available on retailers other

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