The harsh reality is that many of us rack our uncooperative brains for weeks in a fruitless search for a title. And when divine inspiration doesn’t appear and we’re nearing the point of desperation, we clutch at a semi-random title that feels only mediocre. We settle. But if you’re in that latter category, take heart: […]
Author Archive | John Doppler
Online catalogs of books are everywhere, but are they effective? We’ll show you how to get the best value for your marketing dollar.
Unsure of the best distribution strategy for your books – to go exclusive with KDP Select or to go wide with other distribution platforms? John Doppler explains the concepts, with helpful input from Mark Coker and Joanna Penn.
Wondering how to choose the best distributors and distribution platforms for your self-published books? Can’t decide where to go direct and where to use an aggregator? Nor even sure what an aggregator is? This short post will help you.
Your ebook’s size can take a bite out of your royalties. Are you wasting money on ebook delivery fees?
ALLi’s Self-Publishing Watchlist highlights companies whose complaints are on the rise. We monitor these companies carefully, and upgrade or downgrade their ratings as circumstances change. This month, we examine two substandard publishers who specifically target Christian lit and authors. Companies that cloak themselves in the mantle of religion are nothing new, but they’ve found a […]
The Better Business Bureau was founded in 1912 as an independent watchdog, and for many years, it served a vital role in exposing deceptive business practices and scams. Consider Author Solutions, widely regarded as one of the most notorious exploitative vanity presses in the industry. By 2010, the Better Business Bureau had amassed volumes of […]
Meet Korede Abayomi, founder of IndieWriterSupport and ParaDon Books — and a fugitive from the law.
Nervous about moving your CreateSpace books to KDP? It’s easier than it looks! Here’s everything you need to know about the switchover.
Can hybrid publishing be advantageous to indie authors? Brooke Warner and John Doppler explore this sometimes controversial publishing model.