Hannah Gordon is a recent graduate of The University of Michigan, where she studied Communications and Creative Writing. Her creative work can be found in Burrow Press Review, WhiskeyPaper, Synaesthesia Magazine, and more.
This year, instead of getting gift cards as Christmas gifts for book lovers, get them a book – one written by you. There are tons of self-publishing companies out there, but we think DiggyPOD is the best, not just because we print high-quality books, but because we let the author make every decision about how their book looks. No matter what kind of book you’ve written, we’re the self-publisher for you. Our Print on Demand technology takes your manuscript and turns it into a bookstore-quality book, one you can give to relatives and friends this holiday season: the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
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Writing a memoir can be a dichotomous experience: on one hand, it can be fun and fulfilling to reflect on your life and turn it into a tellable, enjoyable story; on the other, reflection can sometimes be painful or difficult. Regardless, writing a memoir is a great way to honor the live you’ve lived and the people you’ve lived it with. Memoirs provide intimate looks into the experiences and feelings of the author. They can offer a certain closeness to the reader. Readers of memoirs walk away feeling as though the author is a friend or loved one.
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Do you remember the first book you ever read? The first one you selected from your bookshelf or from the library at school and flipped through, reading the words all by yourself? What about your first favorite book? The first book you didn’t want to put down? This is the beauty of literature: how it can affect and mold our lives. Now, imagine if your first favorite book was one written by someone you know. This is why self-publishing children’s books is so special: you can write the first book your children, nieces and nephews, or cousins read!
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Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for your family and loved ones? Why not self-publish a book? We’ve already discussed the merits of self-publishing a family cookbook, but there are other options as well. Genealogy books make great, personalized gifts. With DiggyPOD’s Print on Demand technology, self-publishing genealogy books online has never been easier.
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Deciding on the perfect gift for a family member or friend doesn’t have to be difficult: self-publishing cookbook companies like DiggyPOD make it easier than ever. What better way to celebrate the holidays and the end of another year than by gifting your loved ones a family cookbook.
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This latest blog series has explored unique ways of marketing books. Traditional promotion and book marketing is great—and you should do so in combination with these unique means of promotion to ensure your book attracts all the attention you can get. Book marketing for self-published authors can seem daunting at first, but with a mix of traditional and unique promotional efforts, sales should increase. The more people who see your book, the more copies you’ll sell to eager readers.
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A book fair (sometimes known as a book festival) is an event that showcases authors and recently published books and connects the publishing world to readers of the public.
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In our latest blog series, we’ve been exploring unique ways to promote self-published work: book clubs, book reviews, and, now, book trailers. DiggyPOD recommends marketing your book in traditional ways (advertisements, social media promotion, etc.), but it’s worth exploring other, lesser utilized avenues. As a writer, use your creativity when promoting your self-published book: create a book trailer.
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Our latest blog series has explored unique ways to promote and sell your book. One way is to get as many book reviews as possible. Another is to get your book into book clubs. Book clubs are a wonderful way to stay active in your reading. They’re groups that meet up strictly for the purpose of discussing literature. They offer members accountability and companionship. There’s more than just reading involved: these clubs demand a closer look, a sharper eye, and a thoughtful reaction to novels, memoirs, essays, and other noteworthy books.
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Our latest blog series is exploring unique ways to promote your self-published book. How can you go above and beyond the traditional marketing methods? One unique way to promote your book and boost your sales is to get as many book reviews as you can. Book reviews and book sales are mutually beneficial for traditional and self-published writers: the more reviews you get, the more likely other readers will purchase your book and those readers in return will review the book. And on and on the cycle continues.This blog will discuss how to get book reviews and why they’re so beneficial for self-published authors.
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