How to Get the Most Out of Your Author Blog When Self-Publishing

Every self-publishing author can benefit greatly from having their own engaging blog

Every self-publishing author can benefit greatly from having their own engaging blog

A blog is an essential part of your website. Unlike when you post content on your website, blogs can have a much more engaging and navigational feel, and since they’re designed to please the eye with a clean, organised layout, you don’t have to worry about tidying it up like your website.

Most blogging platforms such as Tumblr (note: this is more of a photo-based platform and not so good for text-based blogging), WordPress and Blogger, do so for free, too – so there’s no reason to not have one.

Blogging is a great way to keep your readers up to speed with your work and self-publishing journey, and platforms offered by WordPress are great as they Continue reading

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A Super-Quick Guide Through the Kindle Publishing Upload Process

The Kindle publishing upload sounds simple – but this vital stage should never be rushed

The Kindle publishing upload sounds simple – but this vital stage should never be rushed

Now that you’re all set – formatting and conversion complete – and ready to begin the Kindle publishing upload stage, this article will walk you through the main points involved. It sounds like there’s nothing to it – but you might be surprised. (The distribution process I’ve chosen is from Amazon’s KDP Program – but don’t worry, most other distributors usually ask for very similar criteria)

1. Book Title: This one doesn’t need much explaining, but there are a couple of things to consider. If your title is a little modest, you might want to think about adding a little extra something. For example, my book titled Alex sounds like it could belong to Continue reading

Sidney Knight Website Launch Starts Off My Ebook Publishing Journey!

The Home Page of the Sidney Knight website

The new ebook publishing website has started off my ebook publishing journey

This is just a very short post to thank the magnificent team at Design Fusions in Hampshire for creating this wonderful site. I’m sure it will help my book greatly in the world of ebook publishing. Continue reading