The Top 200 Most Competitive Amazon Print Bestseller Categories

The Top 200 Most Competitive Amazon Print Bestseller Categories

Amazon now has over 42,521 bestseller lists for eBooks, print books, and audiobooks in the US and UK. There are over 10,390 bestseller lists (also called categories) just for print books in the US on the Amazon.com site. In some of these bestseller categories, your...
Why Direct Mail Is Still So Important in a Digital Age

Why Direct Mail Is Still So Important in a Digital Age

The digital world has changed so many things in our lives. It’s changed the way we do business, the way we write books, and the way in which we market our creations to a potential clientele. While innovations have affected nearly every aspect of life, a few old-school...
The Step-by-Step Guide to Formatting Your Print Book for CreateSpace

The Step-by-Step Guide to Formatting Your Print Book for CreateSpace

Since the 2012 Kindle goldrush, many authors have ignored print books entirely, focusing only on digital. People thought that print books were unimportant and that their sales would eventually wither and die. That didn’t happen, though—and it probably won’t. Although...
Parts of a Book: The Basic Anatomy of Book Design

Parts of a Book: The Basic Anatomy of Book Design

When you’re self-publishing a book, it’s important to pay attention to detail. You have to do all the little things that readers expect from a professional book in order to attract attention and convince people to spend their hard-earned money and precious time on...
Book Budgeting Basics: Planning Your Way To Publishing Profits

Book Budgeting Basics: Planning Your Way To Publishing Profits

“Budget” is not a bad word. Okay, so it brings to mind images of serious, scowling penny-pinchers who drain all the fun out of life by demanding that 99.994% of your income goes to paying down debt and saving for a rainy day. But really, a budget can be the thing that...