Over one million books self-published in the US in 2017

Over one million books self-published in the US in 2017

Over one million books self-published in the US in 2017

In the US, more than one million books were self-published in 2017, breaking the record for the the total number of titles self-published in a year, according to a report published by Bowker.

Self-publishing in the US grew by 28% between 2016-2017, with a total of 1,009,188 self-published titles in 2017, up from 786,935 in 2016 with 8% growth from 2015-2016.

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Stacy Goresko Ph.D. Hits #1 Bestseller List on Amazon

Stacy Goresko Ph.D. Hits #1 Bestseller List on Amazon

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Author Stacy Goresko Ph.D. hits #1 Bestseller in
TEN Amazon.com categories.


“The Social Diet: The 7 Essential Ingredients for Raising Socially Connected, Well-Balanced and Caring Kids (Especially Those with Social Learning Challenges)”

Boulder, CO – Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – Elite Online Publishing, today, announced it’s newest Bestselling Author, Dr. Stacy Goresko, who’s recently released book Hit #1 on Amazon. “The Social Diet: The 7 Essential Ingredients for Raising Socially Connected, Well-Balanced and Caring Kids (Especially Those with Social Learning Challenges)”, was released October 16th, 2018 by Amazon.com – the nation’s #1 place to buy books.

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Mica Mosbacher Hits #1 Bestseller with Her Book “The Hurricane Factor”

Mica Mosbacher Hits #1 Bestseller with Her Book “The Hurricane Factor”

Mica Mosbacher Hits #1 Bestseller with Her Book “The Hurricane Factor: Storm Side Patriots, One Voice, One Nation, One God

Elite Online Publishing Launched a New Bestseller by Author Mica Mosbacher

Award-winning Mica Mosbacher introduced her new book “The Hurricane Factor: Storm Side Patriots, One Voice, One Nation, One God”
which climbed quickly to be a #1 Bestseller on Amazon. Read more

How to Succeed at Self-Publishing

How to Succeed at Self-Publishing

More and more writers are self-publishing to tell their unique stories, share their life story or share their business.  Many long to have their work distributed through a regular publishing company, but that dream means having less control over your work.

Ownership is great and being online helps open you up to the other options out there. When self-publishing you may experience struggles with getting your books enough exposure. However, the costs and experience of putting the book together can bring about many revelations. Here are a few keys to success: Read more

Writing a Book Can Increase Your Bottom Line

Writing a Book Can Increase Your Bottom Line

You may struggle in attracting new and or loyal customers as a small business owner.  This can be a challenge, especially in the beginning.  Of the many ways to market your business and products or services, there is one that will also assist you in achieving a connection with your community by sharing your thoughts and experiences with them in your very own book.

It doesn’t have to be a 400-page novel about your business. It need only be relevant enough to engage your intended readers. It can be a self-help on entrepreneurship or a memoir about your journey to where you are today. Either, can build trust and encourage more authentic connections with your audience.  Here’s a quick version of everything you need to know. Read more

National Book Festival 2018 Happens Tomorrow Catch it Live-Streaming

National Book Festival 2018 Happens Tomorrow Catch it Live-Streaming

One of the pre-eminent book festivals of the year takes place in DC tomorrow Sept. 1st. The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival is free & open to the public. This Festival began in 2001 with the former librarian and First Lady Laura Bush. Now, in its 18th year, PBS Books is proud to be a part of it.

There will be an incredible line-up of authors joining hosts RichFahle & JeffreyBrown from PBS Newshour. You can watch PBS books live-streaming on Facebook & pbsbooks.org from the Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Convention Center in Washington, DC. Tune in from 11am-5pm EST as they interview authors from every genre. There’s something for everyone!

The Our host of this great event, Dr. Carla Hayd will bring to you the following list of impressive authors: Read more

Createspace moving to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

Createspace moving to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
Amazon has just announced that Createspace Books will now be moving to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). A new notice has been posted to Createspace user dashboards informing us that Createspace is merging into KDP Print. Amazon has also launched a new page in the KDP help pages that explains how this merger will affect authors, and how they can move their titles from Createspace to KDP Print.  This transition needs to be implemented in the next few weeks or it will automatically merge in 60 days.

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How Do You Start Getting Speaking Gigs?

How Do You Start Getting Speaking Gigs?

One of the best ways to build an author platform is by speaking about your book. By sharing your expertise in this way you will come into direct contact with potential book buyers, tap into existing readership, build your email list, and ultimately increase your income.

However, you need a plan for finding these speaking gigs. We are going to explain where you can find them and what to do if you don’t have a ton of speaking experience or expertise in a particular niche.

Speaking doesn’t have to mean a two-hour workshop or TED Talk; they can be as simple as presentations at libraries, talks at fundraisers, and even webinars. You won’t always get paid, but coupled with selling copies of your book (which we’ve done), these types of engagements are a great opportunity to increase your visibility and to build a network of fans and contacts.

There are a number of strategies one can use to successfully get on the speaking radar and help promote a newly published book, beginning with your local community. These three strategies can help you land more speaking engagements. Read more