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How to Use Createspace (KDPPrint) and Ingram Spark Together

In a useful follow-up to Jim Giammatteo’s invaluable Watchdog piece recommending that indie authors use both CreateSpace and Lightning Source simultaneously for effective distribution of print books, US novelist Karen Myers kindly volunteered to provide a personal case study of how this system works for her. ***UPDATE: Amazon’s CreateSpace service has now been superseded by […]

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Why Indie Authors & Publishers Should Buy Their Own ISBNs

“I would no more omit my ISBN from a book I’ve written than I would take away my name,” asserts indie author and publisher Karen Myers. Here’s why she believes depending on retailers’ own identifiers (ASINs, etc) is a false econony, long term. Independent publishers and author/publishers aren’t supporting corporate boardrooms, expense accounts, or Manhattan […]

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Self-Publishing Basics: Part 2 by Heather McCorkle

Protecting your work is perhaps one of the most important steps  to take before you publish, and yet it’s a step that many forget. We’ll be discussing two parts to protecting your work. Copyright: Just because you put your work out there and put your name on it, does not mean it is protected. Copyright […]

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