Should I Write a Book? 9 Reasons to Write It in 2020

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You have a book idea, and you think it would resonate with enough people to justify putting the work into writing it. But you still have doubts. v v So, you’re asking yourself, “Should I write a book? Or should I just write a blog post about this idea?” Sure, you have good ideas, but … Read more

What Happened To Createspace?

What Happened to CreateSpace?

CreateSpace used to be the print-on-demand service of choice for self-publishing authors who wanted a paperback option listed on the same Amazon page as their published ebook.

They made it so easy! And they even provided helpful resources like the following:

Interior book templates (to make formatting a cinch)
Book cover templates — to make it easier to get the spine width and other measurements right
Helpful articles on book formatting and cover design
Professional assistance with formatting and cover design (for a price)


Not only that, but CreateSpace had expanded distribution to help you get your paperback into libraries and brick-and-mortar bookstores, as well as booksellers all over the world.

And they gave authors the option of ordering a printed proof of their book before publishing it.

When KDP Print first came onto the P.O.D. scene, they didn’t have the same distribution options, nor did they offer a printed proof; if you liked what you saw on the virtual book previewer, you published it and hoped for the best.

When the rumors started going around about KDP Print, you probably heard questions from your fellow authors like “Is CreateSpace closing?” and comments like “But CreateSpace works fine.

Why change things? KDP is for ebooks!”

And when CreateSpace started making some noise about stepping aside for KDP Print, folks were asking, “What happened to CreateSpace? What went wrong? And what if KDP Print isn’t as good?”

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How To Publish A Book On Amazon In 2020

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If you have a book and aren’t sure how to publish a book on Amazon, you’re in the right place.

The changes over the last year alone have made this updated step-by-step guide to publishing on Amazon a much-needed resource for the self-publishing author.

You probably have some questions going into this:

  • What’s the best way to publish a paperback option for my book so Amazon will list it on the same page as my eBook?
  • What’s the deal with CreateSpace, and how is KDP Print different?
  • How do I set up my book on Amazon’s KDP dashboard to make it visible and irresistible to my target readers?

Read on for the answers to these and other questions.

Whether you want to create a Kindle eBook, a paperback, or both, if you’re looking at self-publishing on Amazon, I hope you’ll bookmark this post and let it guide you all the way to the finish line.

This article won’t cover the writing, finishing, launching, or marketing of your book.

What you’re diving into here is a step-by-step guide to publishing a book on Amazon Kindle and KDP Print.

When you’re finished, you’ll know everything you need to know on how to publish your book on Amazon — and you’ll be minutes away from becoming a published author on the biggest book-selling platform in the world.

So, let’s dig in!

How to Publish a Book on Amazon

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How To Become A Freelance Writer And Earn Your First $1000

How to Become A Freelance Writer

When you’re learning how to become a freelance writer, you don’t have to look far to find detailed tutorials on creating an online platform, finding remote writing jobs, or getting started with freelance blogging.

It can be overwhelming. All you want to do is get started on the path to a satisfying freelance writing salary — one that will more than justify leaving that “regular job” and spreading your wings.

Getting started as a freelance writer is easier than ever, though, thanks to the pioneers who created the resources they wished existed when they were starting out.

Thanks to them — and to this article (no false humility, here) — you’re about to learn what you need to know to get paid to write as a freelancer.

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15 Fantastic Author Websites To Inspire You

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If you’re an author — or on your way to becoming one — you’ve probably heard a lot about author websites and the importance of a stable online presence.

After all, you can’t assume that your presence on other platforms — Amazon, social media, other people’s blogs — is going to last. And a well-designed and regularly updated website does more for your author brand than any of these.

But what does your author website really need to have?

If only you had a selection of writers websites to look through to help you decide what features you want to focus on, what first impressions you want your readers to get, and what on earth you’re going to blog about to keep your readers interested.

Welcome to! We’ve been where you are now. Read on to explore 15 fantastic author website examples.

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