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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Conclusion

Today, we come to the end of the blog series about the author’s mindset when publishing. And I can tell you from experience that the whole process is not for the weak-minded. (Insert long story of mix-ups with Amazon and … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Dealing with a Bad Review

It will happen eventually, once your book is available. A bad review will drop, and you will actually read it. And cringe. What happens then totally depends on your mindset. You could go into a death spiral of doubt and … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Getting Reviews

Everyone knows we authors need reviews. The more the merrier. And everyone knows they are hard to get. After all, it means that the reader has to take action beyond enjoying that story. And it means we have to ask … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Marketing

Now, first of all, I have to admit something terrible: I don’t have the key to successful marketing, either. I have no magic script, no sure-fire solution – and to be honest, I’m not good at it, either. Yet. Because … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Cover Creation

I know. Covers are hard. That’s what we’re being taught, and maybe that’s also backed up by experience with graphics programs. I’ve been there. There’s one graphics program that I could work intuitively. And I still use it from time … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Formatting

Once your story has been edited enough (and really, don’t spend too much time on that), you will want to get it ready for publishing. And that means formatting. Ebook formatting has become very easy. Tools like Jutoh or Vellum … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Editing

Editing is another part of writing and self-publishing that’s full of pitfalls. I’m sure you heard some of this: Every book must be edited And that’s true. It’s unlikely to get through writing a story without making some mistakes. But … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Self-Publishing

The entire publishing world changed dramatically – although people wouldn’t realize that until a couple of years later – when Amazon introduce the Kindle and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) in 2007. Now, ten years later, there are several platforms that … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Contracts

Now, if you are going the traditional route, the contract is the holy grail. That’s why you’re doing all this hoop-jumping and twisting, and polishing your novel, and all those terrible query letters… that contract is the reward for all … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – The Query Letter

For generations of authors, the query letter has been the biggest source of stress, frustration and desperation. It’s the largest emotional obstacle to getting traditionally published. Why? Because so much is riding on it. If you get it right and … Continue reading

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