Hello, Humble Bundle! Draft2Digital Announces a New Partnership and New Opportunity for Author Promotions

Draft2Digital has partnered with Humble Bundle, a leading online platform that sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content to begin curating titles from Draft2Digital and Smashwords catalogs into incredible value-packed bundles that also raise money for a...

Why Indies Should Embrace Public Speaking

Today's Article on Public Speaking was Originally Published in IBPA Independent Magazine, Aug. 2017 The mention of public speaking can strike fear and self-doubt into the hearts of even the most courageous, and successful, publishing professionals. Most people loathe...

10 Tips for Attending an Indie Conference

This article on attending an Indie Conference was originally published in IBPA Independent Magazine, Nov. 2016 For most indie publishers, a great conference offers superb faculty, attracts attendees and industry professionals you want to network with, and travel and...

Draft2Digital/Smashwords Merger Update

It’s been a little over four months since Smashwords and Draft2Digital announced a merger into one big, new, industry-changing company. In that short time, we’ve been working behind the scenes to integrate the tools, services, and resources of both companies into a...

Self-Publishing Industry Insights with Mark Leslie Lefebvre – June 2022 // EP079

Episode Summary Mark Leslie Lefebvre shares industry insights on the Self-Publishing World. Take advantage of knowledge gained from the largest library of Indie Published books in the Industry! [simplecast-embed...

The Top 7 Writing Groups for Indie Authors

Most writers crave their fair share of alone time. But if we are honest with ourselves, we might lean a bit too far in the direction of solitude. And let’s face it: too much alone time can be—well, lonely. When the going gets tough, it can be challenging to remain...

How to Record Your Own Audiobook

Whether you want to get your work into audio without hiring a narrator or your goal is to become a professional narrator yourself, breaking into the world of audiobook recording can seem daunting.  But the potential has never been higher. More people than ever are...

The Top 3 Self-Publishing Trends You Need to Know About

Recently, some of the greatest minds in the self-publishing industry sat down to talk about self-publishing trends. Well—at least, the greatest minds at Draft2Digital.  Specifically, we wanted to talk about trends and dabble in predicting the future. If 2021 was...

Self-Publishing Industry Insights (Q1 2022)

Self-Publishing Industry Insights - Q1 2022 This series is designed to provide a perspective on the self-publishing landscape. It’s derived from a combination of sales reports from the top-selling titles aggregated across all the platforms Draft2Digital has delivered...

3 Creative Ways to Use Your Books2Read Account

The most important goal of any indie author marketing plan is to make your books easier for readers to discover. Discoverability—or people actually reading your book—is the difference between writing as a hobby and writing as a career. You can spend months learning...

Getting to Know the Writing Works Wonders Podcast // EP084

Episode Summary Cheryl McNeill Fisher and Dr. Kathy King join us to talk about their Writing Works Wonders Podcast and the work they've done to bring more accessibility to the publishing world for visually impaired authors. [simplecast-embed...

Meet D2D’s Marketing Team – Ask Us Anything! // EP083

Episode Summary Join the new Draft2Digital Marketing Team for an Ask Us Anything where they talk about conferences, promotions, and the D2D/Smashwords merger. ...

Getting to Know InD’tale Magazine with TJ Mackay // EP082

Episode Summary Join us as we talk to TJ Mackay about InD'tale Magazine, a platform built to give indie authors a chance to be heard and find their audience. ...

Looking Closer at The Story Nerd Podcast with Valerie Francis // EP081

Episode Summary There are many aspects of being an author, but in the end, we are all looking to tell stories. Join us as we talk to Valerie Francis about The Story Nerd Podcast, a show centered around the concepts and theories surrounding storytelling....

Google Play and Audiobook Narration with Ryan Dingler // EP080

Episode Summary Join us as we learn about the new ways Google Play is bringing AI Narration into the world of audiobooks! Ryan Dingler shares more news about this evolving feature looking to change the audio space. [simplecast-embed...

Self-Publishing Industry Insights with Mark Leslie Lefebvre – June 2022 // EP079

Episode Summary Mark Leslie Lefebvre shares industry insights on the Self-Publishing World. Take advantage of knowledge gained from the largest library of Indie Published books in the Industry! [simplecast-embed...

Writing and Publishing an Illustrated Children’s Book with Gregg McBride and Anaïs Chartschenko // EP078

Episode Summary Join us for a look into the process of giving vibrant, colorful life to children's stories. In this week's Self-Publishing Insiders, we talk with Gregg McBride and Anaïs Chartschenko about creating and publishing Illustrated Children's Books....

From Concept to Book in One Week with Author E.S. Curry // EP077

Episode Summary This week on Self Publishing Insiders, Kevin Tumlinson talks to Author E.S. Curry about his writing process, the Adirondacks, and going from the initial book concept to a full-fledged book. [simplecast-embed...

What does SFWA offer Indie Authors? // EP076

Episode Summary If you write sci-fi, you know SFWA—Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In this episode of Self Publishing Insiders, Mark Leslie Lefebvre talks with SFWA's Jeffe Kennedy and J Scott Coatsworth about how indie authors factor into the long...

Book Sales & Expense Reporting with Pete Fu from Publishwide // EP075

Episode Summary Tracking sales and expenses doesn't have to be scary or a headache. What a relief, right? Pet Fu, from Publishwide, walks us through how his company is built to help authors deal with the business side of their author careers. [simplecast-embed...

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