The Everyday Authorpreneur Interview: Revealing a Year’s Worth of Sales Numbers to Help First-Time Self-Publishing Authors

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Derek Siddoway, an online connection and young self-published author, recently contacted me to be the first Author Origins interview for his new blog, EverydayAuthor.com. I appreciated the invite, but I love the concept for the blog. I believe it will share the kind of … [Read more...]

What is Your Book’s Unique Selling Proposition?

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Depending on your definition of success as a self-publisher, knowing your “competition” before writing your book can help your book become much more marketable. By combing through bestsellers and similar titles to your work-in-progress, you’ll learn how you can position your book … [Read more...]

The Best Self-Publishing Links: Whaling with Ahab, Writing with Amtrak, and Competing with TV

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Let’s begin this link roundup with the most challenging and inspiring article I read this week, Steven Pressfield’s “Write Your White Whale:” The #1 question that writers ask: ‘I’ve got a million ideas. How do I know which one to write?’ Answer: Write your White Whale. Which … [Read more...]