Self-Publishing Blog

Jera’s Self-Publishing Blog

Welcome to our blog! We post articles to help the self-publishing and indie author. You will find articles on writing tips, book design, cover design, eBook, book marketing, and of course information on the business of self-publishing.

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Subsidy Publishers vs. Self-Publishing

Subsidy Publishers vs. Self-Publishing

Hello, all! Kimberly here from Jera Publishing. Today I am going to talk to you about the difference between subsidy publishers and self-publishing. Authors new to the self-publishing world often confuse subsidy publishing with self-publishing, but they are different....

A Chat with Shawn Manaher of Book Marketing Tools

A Chat with Shawn Manaher of Book Marketing Tools

Publishing a book is challenging to say the least—you wrote the book (which took ages), revised it (which may have taken even longer), handed it over to your editor (which was intimidating and, yes, time-consuming), and then waited for typesetting, cover design,...

Why is Creative Writing Held at Such a Low Standard?

Why is Creative Writing Held at Such a Low Standard?

A writer is a person tasked with a difficult job—to take words and make them beautiful. Writers paint vital images for their readers, images that stimulate the mind, images that satisfy, bewilder, and fascinate the human psyche. This art, the art of writing, is...

Introducing our intern, Caroline Franklin

Introducing our intern, Caroline Franklin

A little girl sat at a desk that her father painted for her, complete with drawer handles carved into butterflies and located in such a way that it faced the prime species of pear trees for climbing, which lie just beyond the windowsill. A feeling of failure rushed...

Keyboard Shortcuts in Word

Keyboard Shortcuts in Word

When you spend your days in Word like I do, shortcuts are lifesavers. Fortunately, Word has several that are quick and easy to learn and will save you a lot of time and effort.! If you want, print out a copy of this list until you have them memorized. Word also allows...

4 Reasons Your Book Isn’t Selling

4 Reasons Your Book Isn’t Selling

You’ve been marketing your book like crazy all over social media to find that the only buyers are, well, people you know. And while that’s a good start, it’s not going to pay the bills. So, what are you doing wrong? Your Cover Is Crap The truth hurts, and a lot of the...

What to Expect When You’re Self-Publishing

What to Expect When You’re Self-Publishing

You’ve written a book and have decided that self-publishing is the route for you, but are you ready? Publishing a book is a process—and an accomplishment!—so it’s important to know what you’re getting into, to plan in advance, and not to rush. Have Realistic Goals and...

3 Words You Need to Stop Capitalizing

3 Words You Need to Stop Capitalizing

One of the most common mistakes I come across in editing is capitalization when it isn’t necessary. It may seem impossible to know all the rules of capitalization without keeping a dictionary or the Chicago Manual of Style at your side, but here are three examples to...

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