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Can self-published authors sell books without social media?

A lot of self-published authors feel like they need to jump on board the social media train because it will help you sell your books.

How to choose the right editor for your book

When it comes to editing a book, there isn’t a formula for all editors to use that helps them achieve a perfect result every time. Book editing is a mixture of expertise and intuition. Since there isn’t a 100% correct way to edit a book, it’s important to find an editor who has experience with your genre, style of writing, and can offer you the services you need.

How to manage your crowdfunding campaign - infographic

Since we’re still accepting new campaigns, we thought we’d post something useful to anyone thinking about crowdfunding (or working on a project right now). The biggest challenge that most people face during this process is usually figuring out what needs to happen in what order so that supporters will actually come to the page. Managing and promoting a campaign in an effective way can be especially challenging for a writer who normally spends his or her time thinking about reading and writing rather than marketing.

Given that this is such a prominent issue, we’ve decided to adapt (and partially preview) what we’ll later be using in our Learning Center on the official site.

5 Social Media Guidelines for Authors

Social media is one of the easiest ways to express yourself and your brand. It gives you the opportunity to connect with others from all over the world and allows you advertise yourself and your work. Today, we’re going to give you a basic guide to social media for authors. We’ll talk about how to properly maintain your accounts to increase the number of followers, keep them interested, and ultimately gain popularity within the writing and publishing industry.

Without further ado, here are 5 social media guidelines to maintaining and growing your social media accounts:

What it's really like to throw a virtual book launch: Q&A with Stacey Atkinson

For the past couple weeks we've been talking about why and how to throw a virtual book launch party. This week, we decided to round out the topic by talking to a self-published author who's actually done it. 

Stacey Atkinson is the author of Letters from Labrador, for which she threw a Facebook launch event in May. We talked to Stacey to get her insight into throwing a virtual launch, what worked, and what she would have done differently.