As Christmas looms, I’m going to keep this newsletter short and to the point! But if you are working on a book, or planning to write one, aside from the…
This is a question we all wish there were a simpler answer to, but… The short answer is that it is very difficult to get a self-published book into…
I often get asked this by authors, or about whether they’re needed for ebooks, and about where to get them. Here’s a snappy overview. The short answer…

November 2022

I was contacted this week by an author who tells me: I have self-published a handful of books over the years with KDP and Kobo (fiction and…
I’m often asked by authors whether they should choose the white or cream paper option at print on demand services such as Amazon KDP and IngramSpark…
An author who prefers to remain anonymous has asked me this: “I am 74 years young and would like to write about my life… Should I simply tell the story…
Jack Kaufman contacted me to ask: What is the best way to go about acquiring the publishing rights/copyright for self-published books? Does a…
This is Prepare to Publish, a newsletter offering expert advice on creating and publishing books. Each week from November 2022, you’ll be able to ask…