Category Archives: Self-Publishing

How My $19.99 Boxed Set Became a #1 Kobo Bestseller


Lately, it feels like the loudest voices in the indie community are all about exclusivity and low eBook prices. Well, here’s a story that disproves everything you’ve read recently: a $20 boxed set hit #1 on our charts. Author Lauren Royal generously offered to share the details here. KWL: What inspired you to put together the Chase Family boxed set?

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Critique: Calibrate Your Expectations Before Using this Tool


by Chris Mandeville I’ve been perfecting my recipe for Coq au Vin for years. I use the happiest, most humanely raised poultry, a decent French Burgundy, organic farm-fresh veggies, and my own secret blend of herbs. The other night I prepared this special dish for my critique group—we always eat dinner before discussing our writing—and because my critique partner Aaron is a

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Author Services: Exciting Development in the Works

Many of you have noticed a new “Author Services” tab popped up in your dashboard. This is a project we’ve been working towards for several years: offering a list of recommended professional services – cover design, editorial help, print on demand, and more – that we trust and believe offer good value for independent authors. When possible, we’ll negotiate a

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Synopsis: The Tool You Need (whether you know it or not)

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by Chris Mandeville A synopsis is a document —sometimes a paragraph, sometimes several pages— that describes your book. What could be simpler? As a writer, I know my story better than anyone and thus should have no problem summarizing it. Really? Yes, theoretically. But in the real world, writing a short summary of a novel can be a challenging task,

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