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31
Jul

Recap of the RWA 2019 Conference in NYC

Recap of the RWA 2019 Conference in NYC

The PublishDrive team just wrapped up a week at the Romance Writers of America conference, which was held in NYC from July 24 – 27, 2019. 

Every year, the Romance Writers of America holds a conference for career-minded romance authors. It draws a diverse crowd, from high-profile traditionally published authors to newbies just finishing up their manuscript. 

For romance writers, it’s one of the best conferences in the industry. You can expect:

  • Networking opportunities 
  • Educational panels and tools for professional development 
  • Interaction with industry professionals, such as editors, agents, vendors, and more.

If you missed RWA 2019, we’ve got you covered. Our recap will cover the highlights of the conference and share our insights gained from meeting dozens of authors. 

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18
Jul

10 Essential Tips to Become a Successful Co-Author

10 Essential Tips to Become a Successful Co-Author

Whether you are a bestselling author with a large backlist or a debut author, readers always want one thing from you: more books. You can give them what they want by publishing frequently, but for some self-published authors, this is too time-consuming. 

Co-authoring is the perfect solution. Embraced by many in the indie publishing community, co-authoring helps you share the workload and speed up the writing process. And those aren’t the only benefits: co-authoring allows you to expand your back catalog, combine marketing efforts, and cross-promo with your team. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of collaborative publishing and show you the essentials of becoming a successful co-author. 

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15
Jul

PublishDrive’s Abacus for Co-Authors Solves Royalty Splitting Hassles for KDP Books and More

PD Abacus for Co-Authors - co-author royalty splitting for KDP books

After releasing our Team Royalties feature a few months ago, we received some very valuable feedback: authors who distribute directly to retailers still lack a convenient way of managing co-author royalties.

The PublishDrive team has developed a solution that finally eliminates these hassles for you: Abacus for Co-Authors.

PD Abacus is a robust royalty splitting service for authors who distribute directly to Amazon and other retailers, including Kindle Unlimited authors. This means that anyone can use it; distribution through PublishDrive is not required.  

Many of PD Abacus’ features were developed using input from Michael Anderle and LMBPN Publishing, allowing us to pinpoint exactly what authors need.

PD Abacus has been updated! Scroll to the bottom of this post to see what’s new.

(Note: Until August 12, 2019, you can use the service for FREE while in beta).

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09
Jul

How to Build a Coaching Program Around Your Non-Fiction Book

How to build a coaching program around your non-fiction book

Jessica Thiefels“How to Build a Coaching Program Around Your Non-Fiction Book” was written by Jessica Thiefels, the founder and CEO of Jessica Thiefels Consulting, which is an organic content marketing agency for mid-size B2B businesses outsourcing content marketing. She’s been writing for more than 10 years and has been featured in top publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fast Company. She also regularly contributes to Virgin, Business Insider, Score.org and more. Follow her on Twitter @JThiefels and connect on LinkedIn.

Your non-fiction book is a lot more than just a great piece of work. It’s also an opportunity to create a new stream of revenue as a self-published author. Depending on the focus and theme of your non-fiction book, you may be able to turn your messaging into a coaching program, connecting with and helping your audience in real life. Think: life coaching, executive coaching, business coaching—whatever best compliments your book and area of expertise. 

This not only allows you to drive more book sales, but it’s a new stream of income that you can rely on if book sales are slow. Develop a coaching program from your non-fiction book using these simple steps:

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05
Jul

The Ultimate List of Self-Publishing Resources

The Ultimate List of Self Publishing Resources

One of my favorite things about self-publishing is the community. While there’s no guidemap for guaranteed success, there are so many authors out there who continue to share their tips for newbies. The community is also home to innovators who develop helpful tools that make authors’ lives easier.

When I first started self-publishing, I compiled my own list of the best resources that helped me along the way. I’m sharing these (and more) self-publishing resources for you below.

(Btw – be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates. If you have a helpful tool or resource, let me know! Email me at monica@publishdrive.com and I’ll take a look.)

Self-Publishing Resources

Influencers and Websites to Follow

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