Never Give Up

One major learning curve in my 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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6 Figure Income with Self Publishing?

Is it possible to achieve great success as self-published author? Definitely, it is – but get your basics right to increase your chances. Get all below steps done professionally and outsource to pros where you need help – do not take any shortcuts. Writing Editing  Layout/Typesetting/Formatting File conversion (ePub/mobi/pdf) + ISBN/barcode Cover Upload and Selling

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Book Description

Is my back cover blurb / book description important to get discovered? Yes, extremely important! Retailers like Amazon use algorithm similar to Google’s search engine and a good book description will give your title a sales boost. But how to write the perfect book description? Start with looking at your competitors. Go to your book

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Amazon Book Categories

Amazon allows your book to be listed with two (2) book categories with initial release. You can choose from the major categories (54 main headings with hundreds of subheadings – see list here. However, listings with those major categories will have intense competition. Let’s take again the mystery fiction book example – see list here.

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Why You Should Self-Publish

Forbes estimates that more than 1,000,000 books are self-published every single year. But with all this competition, why should you self-publish? Simple – be your own boss and control every aspect of your book! You control where to sell and for which price; you will get paid directly to your bank account. You are in

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Where to get your own ISBN?

It depends on your country. In the US, it is Bowker (, the only official ISBN issuer. You register with them and get your own imprint/publisher name (one ISBN = $125 or buy in bulk: 10 ISBNs = $295). In the UK you can get your ISBN from Nielson (, £89 per ISBN or £164

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