Only $500? Here’s How I’d Do It… (SPA #2)

[simple_series title=”Self-Publishing Answers”] An anonymous reader writes in:  Hi Nick, If you had $500 and could only go with Amazon/Amazon KDP, Smashwords, Bookbaby or Lulu which would you choose and why. (And yes the money includes prof. edits and...

How to Find Target Readers for Your Book (SPA #1)

[simple_series title=”Self-Publishing Answers”] One of the things I often talk about here is the amount of emails I get regarding marketing, self-publishing, and general writing questions. I’ve tried to respond to each and every email I’ve ever...

Don’t Judge A (Self-Published) Book By Its Cover

Oh wait… do judge a book by its cover.  It’s what we all do anyway. This week, after a week-long hiatus due to some personal/family situations, I’m back and ready to take NaNoWriMo by the horns. But first, here’s a look at what’s been...

KDP Select/Free Promos: Should You Give Your Book Away?

Ah, the big question.  I received yet another email yesterday from a nice person asking this very question. They have two (almost three) self-published novels for sale on Amazon, and the question was phrased as, “I don’t understand the value in giving my...