Publishing

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Publishing

You can find dozens of free articles here with a variety of helpful tips to help you on your publishing journey.

Where to Begin?

  • Most new authors wonder which fonts can be used freely. The article, “Which Fonts Can You Use,” may help with this.
  • In addition to helpful tips, some articles may help with other challenges, like confidence. Check out “Positive Visualization for Authors,” for example.
  • Browse the dozens of free articles below on a variety of topics, such as why you should leave the publication date blank.

Free Articles

Which Fonts Can You Use?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/which-fonts-can-you-use/

Self- or Traditional Publishing?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/self-or-traditional-publishing/

CreateSpace & Kindle Keyword and Category Tips

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/createspace-kindle-keyword-and-category-tips/

Unpublishing, Republishing, and Updating Your Book

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/unpublishing-republishing-and-updating-your-book/

Publishing a Boxed Set

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/publishing-a-boxed-set/

KDP Now Supports HTML Descriptions

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/kdp-now-supports-html-descriptions/

The Indie Advantage

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/the-indie-advantage/

Turning Pro: Taking Indie Authorship to the Next Level

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/turning-pro-taking-indie-authorship-to-the-next-level/

Where Are Your CreateSpace Sales?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/where-are-your-createspace-sales/

Should You Self-Publish?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/should-you-self-publish/

Indie Publishing Is Dynamic

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/indie-publishing-is-dynamic/

To Pre-Order, or not to Pre-Order

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/to-pre-order-or-not-to-pre-order/

How Many Books Should You Expect to Sell?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/a-good-goal-for-indie-authors-how-many-books-should-you-sell/

Publishing Tip: Change the Publication Date

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/publishing-tip-change-the-publication-date/

Kindle Countdown Deals—Better than the Original KDP Select?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/kindle-countdown-deals-better-than-the-original-kdp-select/

Learn Much about Self-Publishing by… Blogging

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/learn-much-about-self-publishing-by-blogging/

The Multi-Book Strategy

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/the-multi-book-strategy/

Updating a Book at CreateSpace or Kindle

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/updating-a-book-at-createspace-or-kindle-direct-publishing/

How to Put Your Book on Sale

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/how-to-put-your-book-on-sale/

Kindle Countdown Deal—Limit One Per 90 Days

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/kindle-countdown-deal-limit-one-per-90-days/

CreateSpace Discount Codes—Suddenly Better

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/createspace-discount-codes-suddenly-better/

Commuter Fiction: Making a Case for Short Kindle e-Books?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/commuter-fiction-short-kindle-books/

Changing Your Book Up

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/changing-your-book-up/

Amazon.com Sales Rank: How Does it Work?

chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/amazon-com-sales-rank-how-does-it-work-research-based/

Author Central Description Reverting to KDP When Republishing

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/author-central-description-reverting-to-kdp-when-republishing/

Positive Reading Experience

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/positive-reading-experience/

“Pretty Good for Being Self-Published”—Insult?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/pretty-good-for-being-self-published-insult/

Why Don’t You Just Make Your Book Free?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/why-dont-you-just-make-your-book-free/

Should You  Make a New Edition?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/should-you-make-a-new-edition/

The Vulnerable Author

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/the-vulnerable-author/

Don’t Just Throw Your Book out There

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/dont-just-throw-your-book-out-there-why-not/

How to Change the Publication Date at CreateSpace

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/publication-date-createspace/

Kindle e-book Prices and Royalties

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/kinde-ebook-prices-royalties/

CreateSpace Royalty Math

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/createspace-royalty-math/

Why You Want Fellow Authors to Succeed

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/why-you-want-fellow-authors-to-succeed/

International Kindle Prices & the 70% Royalty

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/international-kindle-prices-70-percent-royalty/

The Most Common Yet Critical Publishing Mistake (?)

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/common-publishing-mistake/

Series Changes with Kindle

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/series-changes-with-kindle/

Authors: You’re not Alone

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/authors-youre-not-alone/

Should You Publish with an Imprint?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/should-you-publish-with-an-imprint/

About the Author Section—What it Needs

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/about-the-author-section-what-it-needs/

How Special Editions Can Help Authors

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/special-editions/

Benefits of Publishing a Paperback

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/benefits-of-publishing-a-paperback/

Amazon Sales Rank—Why Does It Matter to Customers?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/amazon-sales-rank-why-does-it-matter-to-customers/

Positive Visualization for Authors

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/positive-visualization-for-authors/

What to Do When Sales S-T-I-N-K

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/how-to-improve-no-book-sales/

Meeting the Challenges of Self-Publishing

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/meeting-the-challenges-of-self-publishing/

Karma for Authors Who Self-Publish

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/karma-for-authors-who-self-publish/

Traditional vs. Indie Publishing: Which Is More Rewarding?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/traditional-vs-self-publishing/

Self-Publishing Success?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/self-publishing-success/

Self-Publishing Freedom (My Story)

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/self-publishing-freedom/

What Authors Need to Succeed

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/confidence-author-success-motivation/

Research: The Author’s Success Tool

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/research-the-authors-success-tool/

What Does Every Writer Need to Succeed?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/riddle-what-does-every-writer-need-to-succeed/

Wow, What an Amazing Book!

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/wow-what-an-amazing-book/

Authors: Dealing with the Downs

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/authors-dealing-with-the-downs/

To Be Traditionally Published, or not to Be

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/traditional-or-self-publishing/

How Do You Measure Your Self-Publishing Success?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/how-do-you-measure-self-publishing-success/

Don’t Write Books: Create a Whole New World

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/authors-dont-write-books-create-a-whole-new-world/

Three – the Self-Publisher’s Magic Number?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/three-the-self-publishers-magic-number/

Kindle MatchBook

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/kindle-matchbook-amazon/

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/kindle-matchbook-has-launched-at-amazon/

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/have-you-considered-these-benefits-of-kindle-matchbook/

Meeting the Challenges of Self-Publishing

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/meeting-the-challenges-of-self-publishing/

Authors: How about a Mission Statement?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/authors-mission-statement/

A Model for Pricing Books

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/a-model-for-pricing-books/

Writing and Publishing Aren’t as Scary as They Seem

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/writing-publishing-arent-as-scary-as-they-seem/

Publishing Is not a Dog-Eat-Dog Business

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/publishing-is-not-a-dog-eat-dog-business/

Cross-Categories

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/cross-genres-categories/

Rush, Rush, Rush to Self-Publish

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/rush-to-self-publish/

Authors! Who Is Your Greatest Competition?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/authors-who-is-your-greatest-competition-bet-its-you/

Book Royalty Fantasy Fun

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/book-royalty-fantasy-fun/

Breaking the Genre Boundaries

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/breaking-the-genre-boundaries/

Book Proposals for Indie Writers… What?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/book_proposal_for_indie_authors/

Book Trailer Advice (Book Video)

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/valerie-alexanders-book-trailer-advice/

Self-Publishing Experiments

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/self-publishing-experiments/

Authors, Do You Know Jack?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/authors-do-you-know-jack/

How to claim a pen name at Author Central

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/how-to-claim-a-pen-name-at-author-central/

The Self-Publishing Lottery

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/the-self-publishing-lottery/

Is a Book Worth More than a Greeting Card?

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/is-a-book-worth-more-than-a-greeting-card/

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