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Just finish your last sentence, type “The End,” and move on to your next story, right? If only it was that easy! Bringing a book to market involves research, editing, cover design, social media, and a lot of other non-writing skills.

One thing’s for sure: you will need all the support you can get to achieve your publishing goal—and we're here to help. Browse through our content and articles to get helpful tips and information that will guide you at every step of the self-publishing process.

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It all starts here. Like they say in theater, “If it isn't on the page, it isn't on the stage.” Your manuscript is the foundation upon which all the other publishing steps are built.

In this section, we provide general writing and research guidance, so whether you're a beginner or seasoned writer, you're sure to find something useful!

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Outlining and Drafting Your Story

Yogi Berra, one of baseball’s great Hall of Fame catchers, once said “You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.” While improvisation will always play a role in the writing process, a good idea of where you’re going with your story can help you stay focused and on track to complete your manuscript.

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Five Reasons Less is More When It Comes to Beating Writer’s Block

It may sound paradoxical, but the best way to beat writers block is to stop thinking about writing. That’s right, if you can’t fathom how to write your book, or can just no longer string two coherent sentences together, don’t agonize for hours trying to force yourself to come up with an idea or some poetic prose. Get up, walk away and do something else.

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Common Writing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Here at AuthorHouse, we’ve seen mistakes of every variety. Some mistakes pop up more frequently than others, and these common errors are good ones to avoid.

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Publishing might be the most exciting part of an author’s journey. It’s when your characters are brought to life into a book and, of course, when you finally make the transformation from writer to author.

But if you want to have a smooth transition, you’re going to need all the help you can get. We’ve compiled useful resources to guide you as you get started on the publishing process.

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How To Publish Your Book in Five Easy Steps

Publishing your book is not as hard as you imagine, especially if you go the supported self-publishing route. Gone are the days when you’d need an agent or endorsement from a publisher to become an author.

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DIY vs Supported

DIY vs Supported

If you want to get your book published your way by self-publishing, you have a couple of options to take. You can do everything yourself or seek support from a self-publishing company.

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Four Common Self-publishing Roadblocks

Four Common Self-publishing Roadblocks

Self-publishing a book can be a daunting task. Just the process of writing a book is a massive undertaking. It’s not hard to see why some people hesitate to commit so much time to the process with so many uncertainties.

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So you've got a finished book, cover and all. But how do you spread the word and get it into the hands of your readers?

That's where our marketing resources come in! Whether it’s maintaining your social media presence or arranging your first book signing, we can point you in the right direction.

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Building a Platform:
Don’t Overlook Direct Sales

Building a Platform: Don’t Overlook Direct Sales

As an author, your work doesn’t end when you finish your manuscript or even when you get it published. Once you have a completed book in your hands, it’s time to get out there and show it to the world.

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Joining Book Festivals: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Appearance

You may think that a booth and a couple of books are enough to make an impact at a literary event. But that’s not always the case. To make the most out of your experience, you need to think outside of the box. We list down 5 things you should do to maximize your stay at book fairs.

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The Perfect Pitch

The Perfect Pitch: 5 Ways to Pitch Your Self-Published Book

Learn five ways you can pitch your book and capture the interest of readers—from social media users to movie and TV executives.

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Explore AuthorHouse's free resources to complete your manuscript faster, self-publish smarter, and market your book better.


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The Benefits of Self-Publishing

The It’s a Team Effort: How Publishing With Us Works

How To Publish Your Book in Five Easy Steps

Four Common Self-Publishing Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

Five Tips for a Professional Cover Design

The Publishing Process

From Brainstorming to Publishing

A Beginner's Guide to Navigating Publishing Services

Book Cover Design: How to Make Your Book Stand Out

Book Cover Essentials

DIY Self-Publishing vs. Supported Self-Publishing: What's Right for You?

Self-Publishing a Book in 8 Steps

10 Autobiographies That Will Inspire You

Autobiography vs Memoir

Navigating The Top 8 Book Distributor Services: Pros and Cons

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing

Demystifying Self-Publishing: How to Turn Your Book Dreams into Reality

Designing Eye-Catching Book Covers: A Guide for Self-Publishers

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Making an Informed Decision

Navigating the World of Print-on-Demand: A Primer for Self-Publishers

Distribution Options for Self-Published Authors: Reaching Your Target Audience

Self-Publishing on a Budget: Cost-Effective Tips for Authors

“Mind the gap”: Lessons Learned from Self-Published Authors

Setting Yourself Up for Success: 5 Essential Tips for Self-Publishing

Self-Publishing Platforms: 5 Things to Consider When Making Your Choice

Book Cover Design 101: Creating an Eye-Catching Book Cover

Book Cover Design: How “Founder's Syndrome” Impacts Your Success

From Blog to Book: Turning Your Online Content into a Publication

Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Self-Published Author: Boosting Confidence and Motivation

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