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First-Time Author Secrets From BookFuel™

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Self-Publishing School From Chandler Bolt

How to go from blank page to published author in as little as 90 days. View case studies of successful Self-Publishing School students who used our systems to write their own bestsellers faster than they thought possible, and received speaking invitations, new business opportunities, and the recognition that comes from being a published author.

Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Formula

From the flagship Advertising for Authors to the foundational Self Publishing 101, these premium courses are produced to an exacting standard and have been taken by thousands of authors at all stages of their careers. Worldwide bestsellers have had their careers kick-started with the knowledge that they have learned – and I’d love to teach you, too.

Publishing And Marketing Course from BookFuel™

Our course has 84 videos with over 3 hours of self-publishing and marketing advice that takes the mystery out of publishing and marketing your own book! Learn the secrets we have used to help over 1,100 authors get their books published an into the hands of readers!

Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Self-publishing School by Chandler Bolt

The Book Marketing Podcast with Dave Chesson

Publishing Profits with Tom Corson Knowles

The Self-Publishing Guide by BookFuel™

Over 70 pages of tools, tips, and resources for authors looking to self-publish their books. No matter what stage of publishing you find yourself, this free guide will take you the rest of the way and you to can finally publish your book.

Our Top Book Picks For New And Aspiring Authors

Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-By-Step Guide To Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats

The Author’s Guide to Marketing: Make a Plan That Attracts More Readers and Sells More Books

Self-Publishing for Beginners: Self-Publishing Tips and Tricks for Starters

Ten Tips for Topping the Romance Charts: How to Get Your Own Happy Ever After

The Author Startup: A Radical Approach to Rapidly Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book on Amazon

Successful Self-Publishing: How To Self-Publish and Market Your Book in ebook And Print

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write it, Sell it, and Market it…Successfully

Write. Publish. Repeat. (The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success)

Seven How-To Guides and Infographics for Any Stage of Publishing

How to Get Your Book into Bookstores

You can find this and more great articles like it in our Free Membership Area. A question we get all the time is: “How do I get my self-published book into bookstores?” Before you read even another sentence, understand this: it’s not as easy to get a...

How to Write a Book

You can find this and more great articles like it in our Free Membership Area. For the sake of discussion, let’s think of writing has having two sides: the practical side and the creative side. When you’re writing a book, the practical side of things is...

How to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign for Your Book

You can find more great articles like this in our Free Membership Area. There are some projects that just aren’t compelling to potential Kickstarter backers, and that’s why they fail. Far more could make the cut but don’t—usually because the campaign is...

How to Find the Perfect Critique Partner

You can find this and more great articles like it in our Free Membership Area. Critique partners are an essential part of the writing process and can offer a wealth of information to writers in all phases of the writing process, such as a new perspective, editing...

How the Cover Design Process Works

You can find this and more great articles like it in our Free Membership Area. The old adage may say don’t judge a book by its cover, but the reality is that many readers do. The reason for this is that there are common elements that can be found in genre-specific...

How to Create a Winning Book Trailer

In the age an visual presentation, it is important to understand what a book trailer is and why it’s important to have one. Like a movie trailer, book trailers offer quick look at your book and can generate excitement in readers by capturing the mood and tempo of your...

How To Leverage Goodreads for Free

Goodreads is a must-have social channel for authors for many reasons. It’s popular, it’s the go-to site for readers, and it’s easy to use. Plus, it’s a great way to track and discover books. But did you know that there are ways for you to leverage Goodreads for...

Helpful Blog Articles For New and Seasoned Authors

50+ Writing Prompts To Help You Get Started

Whether you're a new writer or a seasoned author, writing prompts are a great way to practice your craft and can help you overcome writer's block. Below is a list of some simple ideas that will help you flex your creative muscles and hone your skills. If...

10 Mistakes Self-Published Authors Can’t Afford to Make

Relying on friends and family for editing. Whether your book is nearly perfect or has a face only a mother could love, you, as the mother, are bound to be blind to a few of its flaws as are your friends and family. At the very least, hire a copyeditor to make a...

Self-Publishing Has Never Been Easier

To self-publish or publish traditionally? What about the hybrid versions of those standard publishing archetypes that are emerging at lightning speed? It’s no wonder that new authors struggle with deciding which way to publish. It can be confusing to navigate the new...

How To Write A Book Summary

A great book cover will draw readers in, but a great summary is what will convince them to buy it. To be clear, a summary is different than a synopsis. A synopsis is a detailed description of the book that is placed on the back cover or inside flap of a book. A...

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Negative Reviews…and How this Author Handles Them

Today’s post was written by Adria J. Cimino, an Amazon bestselling author and co-founder of indie publishing house, Velvet Morning Press.    Have my novels, Paris, Rue des Martyrs and Close to Destiny, received negative reviews? Of course. Thankfully, the positive has...

Profit from Giving Away Your Book

More and more authors are finding success by giving away part or all of their digital book for free. Freebie marketing is catching steam and for good reasons. Generate word of mouth Giving away your book increases readership. Those readers in turn will tell their...

How To Sell Your Book On Amazon

It’s not a secret that one of the current driving forces in the self-publishing world is Amazon. You could argue that without Amazon and their direct publishing services, self-publishing would not be what it is today. They are a powerhouse, one of the quickest and...

When Revising Goes Too Far

“Kill your darlings.” If you’ve ever taken a creative writing class or discovered the miracle that is the World Wide Web, you’ve probably heard that neat little maxim (attributed to Faulkner and a whole host of others) bandied about a number of times. What it really...

How To Create a Reading Group: A Guide

Whether you’re writing the reading group guide for your own book, for the next book you plan to have your local book club tackle, or for a classroom, it can be surprisingly easy to spin your wheels. Below are some tips for coming up with thoughtful, deep-reaching...

How to Advertise On Facebook

With the rise in social media over the last ten years, authors have a new and exciting way to reach potential readers. Facebook inparticular has cultivated individual advertising into an art form. An art form you need to be taking advantage of. Even if you find...

The Learning Curve: 25 Things Authors Should Know Before Publishing a Book

If you have decided to self-publish your book, congratulations! The path to publication is incredibly rewarding but it can also be frustrating for those who are unprepared. The following list is to help authors understand the types of questions they should be asking...

7 Ways to Monitor Your Social Media

The key to success for self-published authors relies, in large part, on the strength of its marketing strategy. Part of this strategy is to monitor your author brand, or your online reputation, and to understand where and how people are finding you and your book. The...

44 Twitter Accounts Every Author Needs to Follow

Did you know that as of September 2015, Twitter had more than 304 million active monthly users? With so many options, it's can difficult to figure out who to follow and what hashtags to participate in. That's why we've created a helpful list for both. Below are 75...

20 Hashtags Every Author Needs to Follow RIGHT NOW

Social media can be overwhelming, which is why we've narrowed down the thousands of hashtags into a concise list of those that every author should follow on Twitter, including what they are used for. #AmReading - Share your current read and find out what others are...

10 Ways Authors Are Actually Business Owners

Promoting a book is hard work. It takes time, dedication, perseverance, and passion. Before the rise of self-publishing and vanity presses, an author could rely on its publisher to do some of the heavy lifting when it came to marketing and promoting his/her book....

Book Awards for Self-Published Authors

Most people have heard of the Man Booker Prize and Pulitzer Prize, but did you know that there are a plethora of book awards that are open to or only accept submissions from self-published authors? If you're a self-published author, you will definitely want to check...

21+ Virtual Tour Companies For Your Book

Virtual book tours can be a great way to promote your book to a targeted audience and to reviewers who enjoy your book's genre. Depending on the package you choose, book tours can include book reviews by bloggers, guest posts, or author spotlights, all of which can...

The Best Associations for Every Type of Writer

Writers associations are a great tool for authors new and old. In addition to offering online resources, many hold conferences and provide mentorship opportunities. The following is a list of many of these organizations. American Christian Fiction Writers American...

Learn To Read Like A Writer

The quote “A (wo)man who refuses to read has no advantage over a (wo)man who cannot” is widely attributed to Mark Twain. Regardless of who said it, which could have been Old Man Harold at the five-and-dime grabbing trade publications and a cool root beer, the point...