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The was a recent article on Reedsy, where they analysed data from hundreds of freelancer quotes and arrived at the costs of self-publishing a novel to professional standards. i.e. When you you don’t just upload a just-finished-typing Word file to Amazon, but actually produce a book properly. Instead…
by Julie-Ann Harper Self-publishing is booming, and with this transition comes a plethora of organisations worldwide offering author services to writers. But what if your budget doesn’t extend to a professional editor, typesetter, cover designer, and so forth? Does this mean your book will not meet industry standards, be of poor quality, or sadly never be […]
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This post takes a deep dive into how Amazon’s search engine works. We’ll touch on information-theory concepts, and aim to use as little technical jargon as possible. If it’s all a bit much, skip to the end to read the summary of takeaways to help you choose and optimize keywords for your book.
Note: ‘keyword’ in this post refers to the seven keywords authors can enter into KDP, or the keywords publishers send to Amazon in their ONIX files. ‘Keywords’ covers both single terms and key phrases (multiple terms).
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Have you ever wondered if the genres authors most enjoy writing in, match the genres readers most enjoy reading? Before self-publishing, all new books for sale were filtered by agents and publishers, who acquired and worked on books they thought would sell well. If there was an oversupply of manuscripts by authors in a particular genre, the competition to be chosen and published within the genre, would be higher too. Enter self-publishing: now any writer can publish, without filter, into any genre they desire. Given the influx of new books across genres, does the proportion of books in each genre meet with readers’ demand?
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