Indie Authors: Earning Money Through Ads/Sponsorships

Selling ebooks is not the only way to earn money from a book. Authors can also take part in subscription services¬†or give away books for free to upsell other products. But there's also a third option: ads/sponsorships.¬† Two years ago, Digital Book World posted the results of a survey of 5,000 people that found book …

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6 Tips to Successfully Crowdfund a Project

Crowdfunding is hard. To do it successfully, and to be like the high profile projects on Kickstarter, Indie Go Go and other platforms and raise thousands, hundreds of thousands, and even millions of dollars means treating the crowdfunding process like a full-time job. Here are some tips I've learned the last couple years, both from …

Getting Funding for Self-Publishing

Self-publishing can get expensive (especially if you do it right). Costs add up: editing, copy-editing, marketing, packaging, designing, etc. But with the rise of crowd-funding, it's possible to raise enough money to cover all your costs. If you are crowdfunding, be prepared to create beautiful visuals, a professional-ish short video, and creative rewards. Rewards are …