Book Publishing Tips for Self Publishing

writer's block

Struggling with Writer’s Block? Feeling Uninspired? Here are 6 Ways to Jumpstart Your Creativity

By Kevin Osworth | May 23, 2017 |
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Writer’s block happens to the best of writers. It can feel incredibly debilitating at times, lasting for days or weeks. Or it could only last a couple of hours. Writer’s block is nothing to be ashamed of, but there are steps you can take to fight back against it. All a writer wants to do…

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romance novels

7 Cliches to Avoid When Writing Romance Novels

By Kevin Osworth | May 19, 2017 |
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Romance novels are the most popular in self-publishing. There is an estimated $1.08 billion in romance sales per year. Self-published authors can make serious money writing romance novels. Romance readers are fiercely dedicated to their genre, but one thing is for sure: if you rely on romance cliches, you won’t get very far. Here are…

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writing from home

5 Ways Writing a Novel is Harder Than You Think – And 5 Reasons Why You Should Do It Anyway

By Kevin Osworth | May 15, 2017 |
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So you’ve decided you’re writing a novel. It’s an exciting time, brimming with possibility. Once you get to work, though, you may find that it’s harder than you thought it was going to be. Don’t let this deter you. Yes, it’s a hard job. But someone has to do it.

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how to publish a book

Can Self-Publishing Lead to Traditional Publishing?

By Kevin Osworth | May 12, 2017 |
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If you’re wondering how to publish a book, whether that’s how a company can publish it or how to publish a book yourself, you’ve come to the right place.

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writing a book

Writing A Book 101: How to Create Character Development

By Kevin Osworth | May 8, 2017 |
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Writing a book comes with a multitude of learning opportunities. You may think you know all there is to writing a book—you just write whatever you want, obviously—but there are many tiny facets of novel, memoir, and poetry writing that you must pay close attention to. One of these is character development. Characters are integral…

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common editing mistakes

How to Edit a Book: How Hiring a Freelance Editor Can Help Your Self-Published Book

By Kevin Osworth | May 5, 2017 |
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We’ve done blogs on how to edit a book before. We firmly believe in the power of the self-published author. It requires the author to wear many hats – writer, editor, publisher, marketer, etc. However, we’re also never going to suggest passing up help, in any form. That’s why we recommend finding a freelance editor.…

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self-publishing a book

What Happens After Self-Publishing a Book? 6 Ways to Build Author Credibility and Sell Your Book

By Kevin Osworth | May 1, 2017 |
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Self-publishing a book is an exciting adventure, one that doesn’t end with publication. The self-published author must remain an active participant (and, really, the only participant) in every aspect of book publishing. From writing the book to selling the book to maintaining an online author presence, the self-published author will never be bored! They will…

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children's books

How to Market Children’s Books

By Kevin Osworth | April 28, 2017 |
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Did you read Monday’s blog on children’s books? If not, catch up now. You’ll remember that earlier this week on the blog, we discussed how to write a children’s book. From the initial idea inception until the moment it lands in tiny, eager hands, children’s books are a promise to the next generation. They can…

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children's books | writing a children's book

How to Publish Children’s Books

By Kevin Osworth | April 24, 2017 |
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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…

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POD Earth Day

Why Self-Publishing and POD Publishers are Good for the Environment

By Kevin Osworth | April 21, 2017 |
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Earth day is 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…

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