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Why Amazon is going to be good for Aussie Indies

Amazon is coming to Australia! Finally! Well, actually we always had access to Amazon but it always cost too much to ship anything over down under so it wasn’t really worth it. We Aussie’s tend to be a protected and set-in-our-ways kind of bunch too. We like our shopping centers and online stores with free shipping and we accept $25 books at the airport are just the norm here. But maybe things are about to change…. With this new and predictable news that has been a long time coming, many people seem to be divided. Retailers are apparently bracing themselves while consumers are waiting to open their wallets. For the rest of us […]

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March Selection: Book Cover Design

It took me a while to compile this post this month. Trying to sift through the emails, I finally looked at the Goodreads Newsletter. As always there are so many amazing books coming in in 2016. Equally there are so many amazing book cover designs to choose from. It was a hard choice and here they are. Here is my pick of covers for March:   Lust & Wonder: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs  In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he’s had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to […]

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How to create a coloring book that sells

This post is going to show you how to create a coloring book from scratch, self-publish it on Amazon and everything in between. If you own an adult coloring book and thought ‘I want to do that!’ or you’re just curious about the process, this is the post for you.   What is an adult coloring book?    They are literally coloring books for adults with more detail and a twist. I say with a twist because most of them are catering for the self-help market. There are coloring books for mindfulness, creativity, balance, peace, relaxation and much more. Some are just for lovers of dogs, cats, patterns, fashion and again much much more. For some reason […]

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How to create and self-publish a Print Book

There comes a time in every Indie-author ‘s life when you are going to have to create a print edition of a book or you just want to create a stand alone print book. The following is a quick guide on how to use Createspace to create and self-publish a print book. What is Createspace? Createspace is a print-on-demand platform to make and distribute your books, CD’s and DVD’s. According to the Createspace website: Through our services, you can sell books, CDs, and DVDs for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while maintaining more control over your materials. We make it simple to distribute your books, music, and video through […]

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