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14 Self-Publishing Pros and Cons

When you're struggling to find a literary agent or a publisher, it can be tempting to consider self-publishing to get your work out into the market. Some writers may choose self-publishing because they don't want to make the recommended changes…

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Amazon Self-Publishing Royalties Explained

Amazon Self-Publishing, which is formally called Kindle Direct Publishing, or KDP, allows for any publisher, author, or rights-holder to select the royalty amount they wish to receive from every sale of their product. You also get to enter the pricing…

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Obtaining an ISBN For a Self-Published Book

An ISBN is an international standard book number. Starting in 2007, it is a 13 digit number which specifically identifies your book. It establishes the identity of a title or edition from a specific publisher for libraries, distributors, booksellers, and…

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How To Proofread a Book

Maybe you're a self-publishing author. Maybe you're trying to cut down on some of your external editing costs. Or maybe you're trying to break into the publishing industry and you want to know how to proofread a book. Proofreading is…

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What Are Subsidiary Rights in Publishing?

One of the questions you might get asked about a manuscript you're developing is about the granting of subsidiary rights. In basic terms, subsidiary rights mean that the writer grants the publisher the ability to publish their manuscript in different…

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