4 Common Self-Publishing Stumbling Blocks

4 Common Self-Publishing Stumbling Blocks

Ready to dive into the world of self-publishing? Familiarize yourself with these four common stumbling blocks of self-publishing and get a head start on your journey. Awareness of what's to come will help you determine your goals, create a timeline, and highlight some areas you may wish to investigate further.

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The 5 Most Popular Types of Professional Editing

The 5 Most Popular Types of Professional Editing

Feedback from a professional editor will not only better your chances of commercial success, it will encourage and develop your writing to help you grow as an author. If you are serious about achieving success as a published author, consider doing your research on the editing services available to you and working with an editor through the writing process.

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Penny for her thoughts: Interview with Little Copper Pennies Author Susan Harris

Penny for her thoughts: Interview with Little Copper Pennies Author Susan Harris

Finding inspiration in the everyday drives FriesenPress-published author Susan Harris. Her book, little copper pennies, examines the life of the (now defunct) Canadian penny, weaving a history that's both pragmatic and heartwarmingly nostalgic. We spoke with Harris about adapting a general reader to a children's picture book, obtaining media coverage, little copper pennies' journey through traditional publishing and much more!

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An Interview with journalist Victor Malarek: on traditional vs self-publishing, human trafficking and his new book Orphanage 41

An Interview with journalist Victor Malarek: on traditional vs self-publishing, human trafficking and his new book Orphanage 41

Victor Malarek is an award-winning journalist with more than forty years of experience. At present, he brings his hard-hitting investigative skills to CTV's current affairs show W5 as Senior Reporter. FriesenPress has taken a page from Victor's body of work and turned the investigation around to learn more about the 5 W’s - Who, What, Where, Why, and When of his first fiction, Orphanage 41.

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Surviving in a Heartless world: Teen author Mya Zemlock talks about her zombie debut novel

Surviving in a Heartless world: Teen author Mya Zemlock talks about her zombie debut novel

Zombies are a much more logical, possible supernatural occurrence. If I told you, in twenty years, that vampires were attacking the Earth and that we were all going to die, you would probably laugh, with no doubt in your mind that I was crazy. Even if I told you it was zombies instead of vampires, you still wouldn't believe me. But there would be that nagging voice in the back of your mind that would say, "But maybe..."

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WARRIOR RISING - A Soldier's Journey to PTSD & Back.

WARRIOR RISING - A Soldier's Journey to PTSD & Back.

Lt. Col. Chris Linford of the Canadian Armed Forces has written his first book, “Warrior Rising,” with FriesenPress. After tragic experiences in global war zones, Chris developed posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. “Warrior Rising” is the story of his personal battle, and survival. Watch the following video to learn more about his journey. 

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Why is it so important to have an author website?

Why is it so important to have an author website?

With more and more people using the internet everyday, it is essential for authors to have their own websites. An author website can serve as a dynamic tool to promote yourself, your books, and anything else related to your personal brand. Websites can be used as a central hub for you to market your book as well as open a beneficial communication channel between you and your fans. Keeping this in mind, there are a few things that every author should have on their author website.

 
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“I had a vision and I had a plan.” - Michael Walton Shares Insights to his Successful Self-Publishing Strategy.

“I had a vision and I had a plan.” -  Michael Walton Shares Insights to his Successful Self-Publishing Strategy.

Knowing that my book was eventually going to be available, I began thinking about marketing strategies. I’m no expert, but by simply examining the movie, and video game industry, I could see that they start advertising long before the work ever becomes released. I had a vision and I had a plan.

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