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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Recommended Books for the Self-publishing Author

Recommended Books for the Self-publishing Author

Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book by Tim Grahl In Your First 1000 Copies, seasoned book marketing expert Tim Grahl walks you through how successful authors are using the online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with...

Eight Things Your Author Website Needs to Have

Eight Things Your Author Website Needs to Have

Hello! Kimberly here from Jera Publishing. If you are an author, you need to have a website. Below are the eight things you should have on your website: An author bio You need to have information about you, the author. Where are you from, how long have you been...

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...

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