self-published workshopping

Stephen King (author of more than fifty novels and two-hundred short stories, you may have heard of him) once said that he always entrusts three friends to read his first drafts. If more than one brings up the same issues with the story, he’ll consider revising that part of the draft. This is called workshopping,…

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If you follow our blog, you’ll know we already wrote a blog about the very best books for writers—regardless of what publishing route those writers choose. However, for self-published writers, additional reading may be required. Here at DiggyPOD, we think of ourselves as educators: we want you to have all the information you could possibly…

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self-publishing costs

Though self-publishing saves you time in comparison to traditional publishing, it may not save you money. There are certain costs you’ll need to expect and accept when it comes to self-publishing. In order to produce the very best and professional product you can, you’ll need to invest a little bit in your book. But why wouldn’t…

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self-publishing genealogy

Self-publishing isn’t just for novelists or poets. Anyone can self-publish, and self-publishing a genealogy is a great way to get into the industry. A genealogy, or a family history book, is not only a creative and fun way to record your family’s history, it’s a creative and fun way to learn more about your ancestors…

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editing

Writer’s block is talked about all the time—how frustrating it can be to stare at the blank page for hours upon hours and not be able to come up with a single, satisfying paragraph to fill it. There are tons of blogs dedicated to overcoming writer’s block, including one by DiggyPOD. Less talked about, however,…

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book publishing

If you keep up with our blog, you’ll know we’ve mentioned contracts, advances, royalties several times. If you don’t know much about the book publishing world, chances are you aren’t familiar with these terms. Even though with DiggyPOD you’ll never sign a contract and you’ll always keep 100% of your profits, we still believe it’s…

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how to sell self-published

So you’ve finally finished your self-published book: it’s printed and in your hands, and now it’s time to sell it. When choosing how to sell your book, make sure you choose wisely. Your self-publishing journey hasn’t led you this far just for you to lose your rightfully earned money. There are many, many ways for…

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author brand

The concept of an author brand may be foreign to you. It may sound strange, as if you were some product to be marketed. In a way, that’s true. You, as an author, are a promise to your readers: you offer them something they can only get from you. Marketing your book is obvious: you…

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