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3 Things You Can Do in October to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo (plus a special offer!)

3 Things to Do in October for NaNoWriMo

Writing a full length novel in one month is a daunting task — but it can be done. If a full length novel is considered to be 50,000 words or more, then a commitment to writing at least 2,000 words per day will see you reach your goal. At Beehive Book Design we are humbled by any author — especially new authors — who achieve this goal in one month and we are offering a special discount for anyone who wants to publish a NaNoWriMo book. More on that later.

5 Ways to Promote Your Book

Self-Publishing 101 Promoting Your Book

You wrote your book, packaged it just how you wanted, researched keywords, priced your book and it’s now available for sale on Amazon—perhaps other stores too—worldwide! Congratulations!

But what now? How can you give your book the best opportunity to succeed?

Self-Publishing Package Giveaway!

self-publishing package giveaway

In May we announced the launch of 3 new self-publishing packages. We also hinted that we'd be announcing a giveaway soon... 

The giveaway is here! Starting tonight you'll have the chance to win ebook and print formatting, and one lucky winner will win an entire self-publishing package! 

KDP 101: Your Kindle Direct Publishing Questions Answered

KDP 101: Should I Enroll in KDP Select?

You’ve likely encountered the words “KDP” and “KDP Select” a few times in trying to get a handle on the intricacies of self-publishing. You might know that whether you enroll in one or the other affects your royalties, and whether someone can “borrow” your book, and whether you can publish your book in other stores... 

But if you've ever wondered what each one means, and how it all works, this post is for you!

Self-Pub 101: How Much Does it Cost to Self-Publish?

Self-Pub 101: How Much Does it Cost to Self-Publish?

It’s a question we get asked often, and see asked just about everywhere -

How much does it really cost to self-publish a book?The answer, like so much in life, is “it depends”.

Quite honestly, there really is no limit to how much you could spend on self-publishing your book.

There is, however, a floor. If you have a book that you’d like to publish yourself on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, etc. in ebook and print, you can do it with a budget of exactly $0.

Cheese, Texas, and Promoting Your Book

Cheese, Texas, and Promoting Your Book

Two recent events have got me thinking about self-publishing - a dream about cheese, and a trip to Texas. 

Why am I talking about cheese and Texas in relation to self-publishing? And how can they help you think about promoting your book?