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Sarah writes about EVERYTHING at PublishDrive. Ebook, audiobook, print-on-demand, digital publishing, book marketing – you name it.

How to Write a Book Description (+ Book Description Examples)

How to write a good book description that sells? Below are nine tips on…

How to Choose Keywords for Amazon KDP

How to choose keywords for Amazon KDP? And why is it important? Let’s go…

How to Market a Self-Published Book (Under a Budget!)

How to market a self-published book under a budget? Perhaps this is a humble…

Publishing Science Fiction: Two Options

Science fiction and fantasy books are a goldmine. According to Wordsrated, they are among…

Kindle Unlimited Publishing vs. Publishing Wide

When self-publishing, authors face a critical crossroad: Publish exclusively with Amazon KDP Unlimited or…

16 Ebook Conversion Services for Authors & Publishers

Ready to convert your manuscript into an ebook? Here’s a list of 16 ebook…

How to: Rapid Release Strategy for Books

A rapid release strategy for books is an established best practice for self-publishing indies.

Amazon Ebook Market Share 2017-2024

Why sell Amazon ebooks? Because Amazon’s market share is significant around the globe. Amazon…

How to Get Your Book Noticed on Amazon

So you self-published a book. But in a sea of competition, how to get…

How to Make Money Writing a Book (Self-Publish!)

How to make money writing a book? And how much can you make writing…

Your Guide to Barnes and Noble Self-Publishing

If you’re thinking about selling books online, Barnes and Noble self-publishing is one to…

Best Audiobook Services & Audiobook Publishers to Know

Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in publishing. And, with the emergence of AI narration,…

What Is the Typical Royalty Rate for an Author?

What is the typical royalty rate for an author? In other words, what percentage…

7 Best Book Marketing Services & Tactics to Consider

There’s no way around it. To succeed in self-publishing, you’ve got to promote. But…

The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing on Amazon

Are you ready to self-publish on Amazon but unsure about going exclusive? What’s the…

How to Get a Book Published (DIY)

How to get a book published for the first time, all by yourself? Welcome…

AI-Narrated Audiobooks Available on Big 5 Retailers: What to Know

AI-narrated audiobooks are now available on all big five retailers: Amazon, Apple Books, Google…

How Do Book Royalties Work?

How do book royalties work? If you’re looking to publish a book, there are…

10 Tips on How to Build a Fanbase of Readers

Amid all the tactics and best practices in the publishing world, here’s what to…

How to Distribute Crime Fiction Globally

If you’re an author or publisher seeking the best way to sell your crime…

Book Distribution in Brazil: What to Know

If you want to self-publish in Brazil, good thinking. The demand for digital books…

How to Harness Digital Marketing in the Publishing Industry

Want to self-publish a book successfully? By successfully, I mean building a following of…

How to Run a Self-Publishing Business as an Authorpreneur

Gone are the days of waiting on big traditional publishers to sign your book.

Fiction Books? Sell to Dreame Reading App

Are you a fiction writer or publisher looking for a hot market to sell…

About the Author Page: What to Know About Different Author Pages

Whether you’re a self-publishing company or author, you want to distribute your content…

Ingram Print-On-Demand With PublishDrive

Ingram is a global book distribution company specializing in print-on-demand, boasting a broad reach…

YA Books Unboxed: How To Publish a YA Novel

Thinking about entering the young adults' book category? Good call. The demand for digital…

How to Use Reedsy Book Editor

There are a handful of preparations to make before self-publishing your book. These actions…

How to Write Dark Fantasy. From Fantasy Story Ideas to Publishing Wide

Dark fantasy novels take readers into shadowy realms where the unimaginable lurks. They blend…

How to Self-Publish on Amazon: Two Options

Finished your first manuscript? Or maybe you’re exploring how to publish a book on…

How to Get Your Books Into Libraries (Go Digital!)

Wondering how to get your books into libraries? Smart move. Libraries are more popular…

Authors Earn More With Subscription-Based Aggregation, Securing 100% Net Royalties

That’s right. Authors earn more with subscription-based aggregation as opposed to royalty-share aggregation. It’s…

How To Write A Romance Novel: Tips For Getting A Romance Novel Published

If you're looking to delve into the realm of passion, yearning, and happily-ever-afters, you're…

How to Sell Audiobooks on Amazon & Beyond

Wondering how to sell audiobooks on Amazon? Smart move. If you’ve got a manuscript…

The Importance of Book Reviews for Authors

This is crucial: before investing your sweet time, money, and energy into your book…

How to Launch a Book on Social Media

When you’re ready to publish your book, don’t miss out on creating a big…

Guide on How to Use BookTok as an Author: Get Your Book on BookTok

We know TikTok, the popular social media platform widely known for its video snippets…

Facebook Ads for Authors (Simple Guide!)

With nearly 3 billion monthly users, Facebook is still the largest social media channel…

Guide to Amazon Ads: Power Your Book Sales

You’re selling books on Amazon, but how to increase book sales on Amazon? Using…

How to Create a Book Marketing Plan (+ Book Marketing Timeline Example)

Congrats on choosing the path of self-publishing! This is no easy feat. You have…

How Do You Advertise a Book?

You successfully self-published your manuscript. But how do you advertise a book? Learning how…

How Much Does It Cost to Publish a Book in 2024?

How much does it cost to publish a book in 2024? The cost of…

Top Print-on-Demand Companies to Know in 2024

Are you interested in selling print versions of your book but not sure if…

How to Self-Publish Internationally: Sell Your Books to a Global Audience

As an author, you may have heard about “publishing wide,” selling internationally, and expanding…

Sell Audiobooks on Spotify with PublishDrive

Spotify now sells audiobooks! This is terrific news for indie authors and publishers looking…

How to Self-Publish a Book [The Ultimate Indie Author Guide]

You’ve probably done your research and realized you’re one of those authors who can…

Top Book Distribution Companies

Like most tasks in self-publishing, authors are in charge of distributing their own books.

Ebook Pricing: 8 Tips For Setting Your Ebook Price

You’re on the road of self-publishing, ready to upload your ebook files to your…

Best Self-Publishing Software and Tools for Indies

For a fellow indie author or publisher, resourcefulness is key. When running their own…

8 Best Free Self-Publishing Sites [2024]

You’ve embarked on the road of self-publishing. Whether you’re in the process of writing…

How to Self-Publish a Children’s Book

The marketplace for children’s books has shifted positively for self-publishing indies in the last…

How to BookBub Ads: Tips to Know

As a self-publishing indie, you have to market the heck out of your book.

How to Promote Your Book on YouTube

Self-publishing entails taking matters into your own hands, essentially the entire publishing process. This…

23 Book Reviewers to Reach Out To

You finally self-published your book. Congrats! Here’s your next move: landing as many book…

Apple Audiobooks Distribution With PublishDrive

Hear, hear! We’ve got exciting news. PublishDrive added Apple Audiobooks distribution to the online…

Guide: Amazon Self Publishing Pricing & Royalties

You want to self-publish on Amazon KDP, the largest book retailer on Earth. Well,…

Reflowable vs Fixed Ebook Formatting: Which One?

So you’ve decided to self-publish, taking matters into your own hands. Kudos. The workload…

How to Write a Synopsis for Self-Publishing

Know what a synopsis is? And is it needed for your self-published book? If…

What Is the Difference Between Ebook and Paperback?

What is the difference between ebook and paperback? Valid question, especially when it comes…

12 Book Promotion Ideas to Boost Book Sales

As an indie author, walking the route of self-publishing requires marketing as much as…

How to Format an Ebook (Simple!)

So you completed your manuscript and are ready to turn it into an ebook.

How to Market Your First Book (For New Authors!)

Seeking insights on how to get your book out there? You got it. Here’s…

Navigating the PublishDrive Platform (Easy Peasy!)

We mention how easy it is to self-publish with PublishDrive, kinda all the time.

How to Create an Audiobook (Simple!)

Turning your completed manuscript into an audiobook is a solid way to maximize your…

Empik: Sell to Poland’s #1 Online Book Retailer

PublishDrive is expanding its self-publishing platform full speed ahead! Our newest addition is Empik,…

Voxa: Be the First to Reach Romania’s Digital Book Market

Our team has been working hard to expand PublishDrive’s distribution network. In recent months,…

iReader: Reach Over 70 Million Readers With Your Book

Following our recent announcement about adding Ingram to PublishDrive’s distribution network, we have yet…

How to Publish a Music Book Online

Did you create your own music book you’d like to make money off of?…

Self-Publishing New Adult Books, Easily

Authors are self-publishing New Adult books to help niche their market. Wherever you are…

All-in-One Self Publishing Platform: PublishDrive

PublishDrive is an all-in-one self publishing platform that has helped 18,000+ indies publish 100K+…

Free Self Publishing Services to Know

Thinking about publishing a book yourself, without spending a dime? You’re in luck: there…

How Quinn Loftis Runs Her Best Business With PublishDrive

“You guys do make our lives much, much easier...You guys have helped grow our…

Marketing Self Published Books: The Essentials

The entire world experienced quite a frenzy in 2020. You know why: it was…

How Lauren Smith Makes 1/4th of Her Income With PublishDrive

“PublishDrive is actually about 1/4th of my monthly income at this point. Which is…

6 Best Self-Publishing Companies To Know [2021]

Self-publishing is a fruitful space to be in. With digital being the norm, readers…

How Publisher J-Novel Club Maximizes Monthly Revenue & Saves Valuable Time With PublishDrive

"With PublishDrive, there is a bigger representative on the market which can fight for…

Book Distribution Services Made Easy

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Self-Publishing Your Book [Ultimate Indie Author Guide]

Self-publishing is tough, but not impossible. This short article will demonstrate what you should…

December 2020 Book Sales Update: Best Book Genres & More!

Everything has changed. What hasn’t changed is our mission to help authors make more…

Plan a Virtual Book Launch Party

Whether because of the pandemic or to reach a wider audience, throwing a virtual…

Selling Books In China: What To Know

China is the largest market in the world, with 60% of the population regularly…

How To Promote Your Book Online [Webinar Recap]

This year, indies increased digital book sales by 69% via PublishDrive. Running online book…

Correct Manuscript Format & More By Pros

Before publishing, get your digital book corrected and polished within one to two business…

Bulk Import Ebooks for Publishing a Book: Updates

The Bulk Import feature in PublishDrive allows book publishers and authors to upload ebooks…

New Abacus Features: Royalty-Splitting Tool for Co-Authors

PublishDrive Abacus is the only service out there for efficiently splitting book royalties among…

Publish Ebook, Print & Audio Under One Roof!

As pioneers in self-publishing, we’ve done it again. We’ve expanded PublishDrive’s capacity and added…