Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Self Publish

When considering whether or not to self-publish your book, keep in mind that traditional publishers publish much less than 1% of all unsolicited manuscripts they receive each year. Many industry insiders estimate the amount to be 0.1%. If you fall into the 99.9% that they reject, you will probably be very frustrated with that process, but you won’t be alone. With self-publishing, you take control of your own destiny. Make your book a success yourself! Here are a few questions you may want to ask Read More +

SEO for Self Published Authors – Part 2

If the guidelines I outlined in SEO for Self Publishing Authors – Part 1 is not sufficient to get your author website on the first page of the Google Search results for your author name or key word phrase, then you should supplement the items I discussed with these additional Search Engine Optimization steps: 1.  Regular SEO Optimized Press Releases Links are very important in Search Engine Optimization. The best way to help your website is with SEO-optimized press releases done regularly. This should give you Read More +

SEO for Self Published Authors – Part 1

I am often asked, “How do I get my book to show up better on Google and other search engines?” Here is what I tell authors: You need Search Engine Optimization (SEO). That is, you need to help the search engines find your book and/or Author Name and encourage them to post this result near the top of the search engine results. To get started, you can do this: 1.       Website First of all, you have to have a stand-alone website; otherwise, you don’t have Read More +