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Key Amazon Self-Publishing Terms You Need To Know

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Key Amazon Self-Publishing Terms You Need To Know

There are many important terms, names and acronyms in the self-publishing world. In order to navigate your publishing process successfully it's important you understand what they all stand for, and what they mean for your project. It's easy to get confused with all the jargon, so here's a few key terms specific to Amazon that you should know. KDP - Kindle Direct Publishing - This is Amazon's self publishing portal. This is where you sign up to publish your book on Amazon, check your sales, payments, etc. Kindle Select - Amazon's exclusive program. If you are only interested in publishing...

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The Project Management Triangle - What you need to know

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The Project Management Triangle - What you need to know

In the world of project management there is a special rule called the Project Management Triangle. As a project management specialist with the government, every project was launched discussing this important rule. As the name implies there are three prongs on this triangle: Time, Cost, Quality (or Fast, Cheap, Good). But here's the rule, you only get to pick two of the three, you can not have all three. I'm often approached by people new to publishing and writing who do not understand this important paradigm. It's very important that, as the project manager of your self-publishing project, you understand...

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Why Hire A Self-Publishing Coach?

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Why Hire A Self-Publishing Coach?

So what the heck is a self-publishing coach and why should you hire one? A self-publishing coach is someone who walks through the publishing process with a new author. If you had an agent and a traditional publishing contract, you would have various people helping you through the process of polishing your manuscript, editing, formatting, cover design, distribution and marketing. Any questions you have, would be answered by these people. They would train you, mentor you, guide you, and help you get our book out into the world. A self-publishing coach helps fill that role for authors pursuing self-publishing. Publishing...

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The Story of BLOG TO BOOK

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The Story of BLOG TO BOOK

Blog To Book was never an intentional book. In fact, I was so focused on launching my brand new blog, STEAM Powered Family, that I had put all my novels and publishing plans on the back burner. After attending a blogging conference, I realized my experience and knowledge of self-publishing was something many bloggers needed. Books and blogging go together beautifully, and I was in a unique position to help fuse these two realms together for bloggers. I'm a writer and author. I've been writing since I was young and had my first pieces published through winning a local writing...

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