Tag Archives: Self-publishing

Book Trailer for Bureau 39

If you’re going to promote your book these days, you need to spend a lot of time on social media. Just posting a link to your book on Amazon or wherever else that it is available is just not going to work. You need a video. Specifically, you need a book trailer. Of course, you […]

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A Little Rebellion Now and Then is a Good Thing

Even when it comes to self-publishing. There’s a really good article on the Huffington Post which you can read here. Essentially it’s about the self-publishing industry and the stigma attached to those of us who have self-published and are trying to get the word out about our books. I’ve heard it all. When I told […]

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Want to sell more books? Spread the word one book at a time

I know its easier said than done, but if you a self-published author the one way for you to sell more books is to get your readers on board. Unless you’re willing shell out x amount of dollars for publicity and advertising (with no guarantee that you will sell your books) the most effective, not […]

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To self-publish or not to self-publish, that is the question — Part 3

What should I do? Should I self-publish Ice Cream Headache or should I try and find a small press? If I wanted to, I could have an eBook published in a few weeks after one more round of editing, followed by a print version via Lulu. Or should I take my chances and send out […]

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To self-publish, or not to self-publish, that is the question — Part 2

Remember the 1960’s film The Graduate when Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is taken aside by a friend of the family at his welcome home party and told one word for the key to success: Plastics. In the world of self-publishing it also comes down to one word: Marketing. For anyone who has self-published a book, […]

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Article on Self-Publishing

Came across this article on self-publishing via the Huffington Post which fits in nicely with what I am talking about here: whether I should try and solicit my manuscript for Ice Cream Headache or self-publish. This article really makes you think about the publishing industry these days and why it might be better to self-publish.

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Book Review in Big Al’s Books and Pals

Big Al from Big Al’s Books and Pals gave War Remains 4 Stars out of 5. You can read the review here. Thanks for the good review, Big Al. When you self-publish a book you end up spending a lot of time marketing it. One of the most important things to do is get your […]

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Passing along a great deal from Lulu Publishing

From now until the end of the month, Lulu is offering a great deal on my novel War Remains and other books. How great is the deal from the folks at Lulu? How does a 25% discount sound? Just enter the code, CYBERMAY when checking out. And just in time for my birthday, I might […]

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