How to Record Audiobooks on Any Budget

Between 2023 and 2028, the global audiobook market is expected to grow by nearly 25%. As digital continues to dominate, audiobooks occupy increasing market share because they’re easy to take anywhere.  That kind of growth provides plenty of incentive for indie authors...

Smashwords Tools for D2D Authors to Look Forward To

By now, we hope you’ve heard the news that Smashwords and Draft2Digital have come together under one roof to form the most powerful distribution option for wide indie authors, anywhere. At the end of 2022, we enabled D2D authors to opt into the Smashwords store and...

D2D Print Masterclass #4: Vendor of Record

It’s that time again—the latest installment of our D2D Print Masterclass. In today’s article, we’re talking about Vendor of Record and copyright considerations when self-publishing. What is Vendor of Record (VoR)? Vendor of Record is a new concept for many...

2022 Year in Review: The Year of Joining Forces

NOTE: You may also be interested in reading the Smashwords 2022 Year in Review and 2023 Preview, from Mark Coker via the Smashwords blog! CLICK HERE It’s that time of year again… the beginning. A time for renewal, for planning, for preparing to face a year of hope and...

We Thought About Calling it D2D2Smashwords Store…

Back in March 2022, when we announced that D2D would be acquiring Smashwords, we promised it would mean “even more and even better tools and services, to help you build and grow your author career in ways you might never have imagined.” That’s a big chunk of promise,...

Self Publishing Industry Insights with Mark Leslie Lefebvre – Q3 2022 // EP099

Episode Summary Mark Leslie Lefebvre returns to share more industry insights on the Self-Publishing World. We deep dive into some stats and trends in the industry you should know about! [simplecast-embed...

10 Ways D2D Authors Market Print Books

Print books and eBooks are unique products we get to offer to readers, but many authors approach selling both with the same marketing methods. This makes sense; Indie and self-published authors have been advertising their eBooks for years while publishing print books...

Self-Publishing Industry Insights (Q2 2022)

As part of our ongoing series of D2D Self-Publishing Insider Insights, here’s a look at some of the data we’ve been tracking related to Q1 (Jan/Feb/Mar) and Q2 (Apr/May/Jun) sales from 2022. These sales are pulled from the aggregated sales from Draft2Digital’s retail...

D2D Print Masterclass #3: Making Changes

They say the only constant is change. No matter how thoroughly you’ve edited and perfected your book for print, the odds are good that at some point, you’ll want to make some edits. So how do you do it? How long should you wait to order print copies once you’ve...

D2D Print Masterclass #2: Author Copies

Welcome back! We’re here with the second post in our series on D2D Print. In this article, we’ll focus on a topic that’s near and dear to all our hearts: author copies. (If you're not in D2D Print yet, sign up for the Print Beta here! We are opting in new sign-ups...

Be an Intriguing Communicator with Sam Horn // EP108

Episode Summary As a person and a writer, you want your words to catch people's attention. Sam Horn is here to offer some tips on how to be an intriguing communicator. ...

Getting to Know Fictionary with Kristina Stanley // EP107

Episode Summary Finding success as an author often comes down to finding the right tools. Kristina Stanley built Fictionary to be the go-to tool for authors looking to raise their story-editing to the next level. [simplecast-embed...

Self-Hypnosis to Unlock Creativity with Suzette Martinez Standring // EP106

Episode Summary Suzette teaches national writing workshops that incorporate self-hypnosis for creativity, and she joins SPI to share ways you can make hypnosis work for you. ...

Looking Back at 2022 & Predictions for 2023 // EP105

Episode Summary It's time to look back on the year that was and look forward to what may be in the year to come. Join the D2D team as we say goodbye to 2022 and greet 2023 with high expectations. [simplecast-embed...

Self-Publishing Best Practices with William Bernhardt // EP104

Episode Summary William Bernhardt takes his experience as a best-selling author and uses it to mentor aspiring writers. He returns to SPI to join Kevin in talking about some self-publishing best practices you'll want to know! [simplecast-embed...

Writing Better Nonfiction with Anne Janzer // EP103

Episode Summary We all write nonfiction in our lives, but it's a craft we can all get better with. Mark talks with Anne Janzer about how to write better, more compelling nonfiction. ...

The Editorial Freelancers Association with Kristen Tate and Kristen Tatroe // EP102

Episode Summary Writing your book is only the first step to publishing. Finding editors and support you can depend on will get you to the publishing finish line. The Editorial Freelancers Association is here to help authors and freelancers connect. [simplecast-embed...

Camouflaged Sisters with Lila Holley // EP101

Episode Summary Lila Holley joins us to talk about Camouflaged Sisters and their mission to help military women find their voice and share the experiences that are unique to them. ...

The Self Publishing Insiders 100th Episode! Ask Us Anything // EP100

Episode Summary We celebrate reaching our 100th episode with a classic D2D Q&A. Join us as the team talks about publishing, the features of Draft2Digital and Smashwords, and how far we've come over the years. [simplecast-embed...

Self Publishing Industry Insights with Mark Leslie Lefebvre – Q3 2022 // EP099

Episode Summary Mark Leslie Lefebvre returns to share more industry insights on the Self-Publishing World. We deep dive into some stats and trends in the industry you should know about! [simplecast-embed...

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