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.
One very popular genre of self-publishing is children’s books. Writing a children’s book is a noble feat: you’re passing along knowledge to the next generation. It may seem like just a simple little picture book, but these books are so immensely important to these kids. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that children who are read to frequently are more likely to:
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Earth day is tomorrow, Saturday, April 22nd, and it has us thinking about how everything we do affects the environment – for better or for worse. There’s no doubt that each and every one of us can do our part to better the earth we live on. This is definitely true for writers. At DiggyPOD, the way we help is by cutting down on paper waste – by printing exactly the number of books you need. Self-publishing and POD publishers (print on demand) can help the environment by avoiding mass production.
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Blogging has been immensely popular online since the onset of the earliest form of social media. It is estimated that nearly seven million people post blogs onto websites. It is an incredibly useful tool for businesses, as well. 61% of U.S. consumers have purchased something based on a blog they read. Because 23% of total Internet usage time is dedicated to social networking sites and blogs, it’s incredibly smart to take advantage of this momentum, especially if you’re a self-published author. Author blogs or creative writing blogs are the perfect way to gain attention, keep it, and persuade those readers to buy your book.
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There’s no doubt about it: Christian, or other faith-based books, are some of the most popular in self-publishing. Whether for personal use or for dissemination to Churches, religious small groups, or as informational material to possible believers, self-published Christian books are very widespread and popular. Self-publishing Christian books, or other faith-based books, can fulfill a longing or aspiration in the life of the author while simultaneously touching and inspiring those who encounter it. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to get a Christian book published (spoiler alert: us!) and why it’s such a great choice for spiritual writers.
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Publishing a book used to be a long, arduous process, and it could take years for writers to figure out how to publish a book. Self-publishing, however, is much simpler. Self-publishing has a long history, too; it’s nothing new. It dates all the way back to 1931. Self-published authors, since then, have chosen this route for many different reasons, from the ease of it to the freedom it allows writers.
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If you’re writing a great book, why stop at one? Why not write an entire book series? Of course, not every book warrants an entire series, but some are made for it. In this blog, we’ll tell you all you need to know about how to write a successful book series. From idea conception to plot to self-publishing, writing a series takes dedication and consistency. Not every author is cut out for it, but those who are can create memorable, life-changing books.
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Sometimes, the hardest part of figuring out how to write a novel is deciding what to write about and how to plot it out. As you remember from our two-part blog post on how to write a novel, plot is essential when beginning your writing journey. You wouldn’t go on a road trip without mapping out your drive, would you? Writing a novel is like that. You need to map out where you’re going, otherwise you’ll write in circles without ever going anywhere. A plot keeps you on track.
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Poetry has a rich history of inspiring millions of people, and that’s why DiggyPOD takes great pride in helping authors who are self-publishing poetry collections. Poetry can be fiery and invigorating; it can express emotions that are difficult to express. It can soothe and comfort, and it can motivate. The impact poetry can have knows no bounds.
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It may sound simple enough, but picking out the right book format can be difficult, especially when you’re self-publishing. The elements of formatting and design can be difficult for a new author, particularly one that doesn’t have much experience with design work. It can get a little overwhelming, but DiggyPOD strives to make it as easy as possible for you to achieve the exact look and feel you’ve always wanted. With comprehensive how-to guides, Word to PDF converters, and state-of-the-art printers, your draft goes from manuscript to printed book in no time.
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Literary journals are immensely popular nowadays. They provide writers with an outlet for their art. They make good writing easily accessible for readers everywhere. Many literary journals are online only, but the ones who publish print books can create beautiful, inspiring works of art. Running a literary journal can be quite successful, too, if it’s gains enough popularity, and if production costs are low. One way that literary journal editors can ensure success is by self-publishing their collection.
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