But surfing the net for free tips can eat away a writer's precious time. "Most writers are already squeezing time out of their hectic schedules to write, as attested by Angela White, Kindle's newest 'Top 10 Story' on last week's popular BookBuzzer blog site."
"I aggregate tips, news, and technology advances and offer those time saving tips all in one place...All Smart Cookies Can Self-Publish,"
"If spending $3.95 for 5-star advice will save you hours of hard work, and days of frustration as you learn the ePub systems of each upload template: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iPad - great!" offers the author of over ten titles.
Offered in Ms. Hill's guide are such topics as how to insert a live-link Table of Contents in eBooks, how to set up your Word page for print-on-demand publishing, and many other tips. "For instance, many new authors believe the way to a best-selling book is having book store signings. Not so," counsels the author. Ms. Hill advises that, in her experience, the biggest opportunity of a book store signing is gained by letting the information staff get to know you. On those slow moments between salutations and signatures, leave the signing desk behind and get to know the information staff. "They are the ones who are going to lead next weekend's customers to your book." The micro-publisher laughs as she suggests, "Bring chocolate!" The self-described 'Smart Cookie' author takes chocolates to the information staff of each IndieBound store carrying her book.
"If you like the idea of this suggestion, you'll love everything I have to offer in 'All Smart Cookies Can Self Publish' she promises. These are the types of free tips that I offer on my blog - sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly." Ms. Hill notes that she will soon offer blog subscriptions filled with each weeks 'insider tips'. And, she will continue to write news releases, and fill her regular blog page with free tips to help up and coming self-published authors.
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A.V. Harrison Publishing features ground-breaking topics from emerging authors. Its books are distributed by Ingram, available on Amazon.com and B&N Nook. Owner, Emily Hill, invites submissions and can be contacted at info@avharrison-