Draft2Digital 2021 Year in Review

2021: The Year of More Author Reach

Every year has its ups and downs, its challenges and its victories. And we all began 2021 with a minimum hope that, once we came to the end of it, we’d be able to say “At least it wasn’t 2020.” As it turns out, 2021 started a little rough, and had some valleys for us...
What's the best word processor for writers?

What’s the best word processor for writers?

Writing a book isn’t easy. It takes time, dedication, and consistency. Even the most prolific authors struggle now and then with writer’s block or another version of “life getting in the way.” Which is why, at one point or another, we’ve all had the same thought:...
Persistence isn't Flashy (But it Gets the Job Done)

Persistence isn’t Flashy (but it Gets the Job Done)

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” —Richard Bach Steve Martin once said that perseverance is a good substitute for talent. And by golly, I hope he’s right. Talent is sexy and compelling and mysterious. You can’t force talent—you can only hope it...
How to get a Custom URL for your Books2Read Author Page!

How to get a Custom URL for your Books2Read Author Page!

Your free Books2Read Universal Book Link (UBL) creates a single landing page where you can include links to multiple global retailers for eBooks, print books, and audiobooks, and which will auto-geo-target readers to the right country’s version of the website. You can...
Zero to Indie: How to Network with Other Authors

Zero to Indie Author: How to Network With Other Authors

First, a disclaimer. I launched this series a few months ago with a bold declaration: I’d write and publish my first book—blogging about the process all the while—in just 12 months. But in the months following the post on creating a daily writing habit … Crickets....
The Top 10 Best Podcasts for Indie Authors

The Top 10 Best Podcasts for Indie Authors

If you’re anything like us, if you’re awake, you’re probably either writing, marketing, or listening to podcasts that will help you do one or both of those things better. Or maybe that’s just us … As you can probably tell, we aren’t wildly popular at parties. There...
How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo

How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again—cooler temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes, and National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. If you’re wondering how to prepare for NaNoWriMo—and whether it’s even possible to prepare for writing an entire novel in a single...
Author Conference Do's and Don'ts with Draft2Digital

Author Conference Do’s and Don’ts

Attending a writers’ conference is one of the best ways to improve your craft, level up your industry knowledge, and meet other authors in a single stroke. And you don’t just learn—you learn directly from authors and other industry pros who have been in the business...
Universal Book Links Now Include PRINT Formats

Universal Book Links Now Include PRINT Formats

When we launched Books2Read and the ability for authors to freely create Universal Book Links (UBLs) for their Ebooks, we always meant for it to be truly universal. We made sure our links are retail platform inclusive and geo-targeted, which automatically routes...
Self Publishing Minimalism

Self Publishing Minimalism

When you hear the term “minimalism,” you might think about stories of people living in stark, empty rooms, or simple cottages and cabins in the woods, or maybe those people who live entirely out of a backpack or suitcase, relocating to a new country every six months....
What’s the best word processor for writers?

What’s the best word processor for writers?

Writing a book isn’t easy. It takes time, dedication, and consistency. Even the most prolific authors struggle now and then with writer’s block or another version of “life getting in the way.” Which is why, at one point or another, we’ve all had the same thought:...

Money & Writing with Honoree Corder

Money and Writing With Honoree Corder // EP061

Episode Summary Money... it's what we want. And in the self-publishing space, few people know more about developing a money mindset than author and entrepreneur Honoree Corder. In this episode of Draft2Digital's Self Publishing Insiders Podcast, we're talking about...
Audiobooks with Findaway Voices Marketplace

Audiobooks with Findaway Voices Marketplace // Self Publishing Insiders // EP060

Episode Summary If you're looking for more control over your audiobooks, Findaway Voices has just the thing. In this episode of Self Publishing Insiders, we talk to Will Dages about the company's new Marketplace, and how it can help both authors and narrators alike....
Common Questions Authors Ask

Common Questions Authors Ask // Self Publishing Insiders // EP059

Episode Summary When you're known for being the go-to source of answers in the self-publishing/indie author community, you get asked lots of questions! In this episode of Self Publishing Insiders, we take a swing at answering some of the most commonly asked questions...
Tips for Writing Like a Pro with Jeff Putnam

Tips for Writing Like a Pro with Jeff Putnam // Self Publishing Insiders // EP058

Episode Summary When it comes to building a career and even a life that you want, writing is a secret weapon. No one knows that better than Jeff Putnam—entrepreneur, author, and founder of Rugged Legacy Grooming Supply Co. In this episode of Self Publishing Insiders,...
Secrets & Tips for an Amazing Author Conference Experience

Secrets & Tips for an Amazing Author Conference Experience // Self Publishing Insiders // EP057

Episode Summary Author conferences are a great place for you to meet up and connect with authors and industry influencers who can help you and inspire you in your writing career. In this episode of Self Publishing Insiders, our resident author conference experts share...
Writing from the Road

Writing from the Road // Self Publishing Insiders // EP056

Episode Summary If there's one thing the resident authors at D2D know, it's how to write from the road. Whether it's attending author conferences all over the globe, or van-lifing across the United States, our team has had to adapt to writing from planes, trains,...
Tips for Collaboration & Co-Authors with Draft2Digital

Tips for Collaboration & Co-Authors // Self Publishing Insiders // EP055

Episode Summary One of the most amazing things about the self-publishing community is how authors come together, producing books as co-authors or building box sets or anthologies or collections. This is a group that likes to work together! And we've Draft2Digital has...
What's Your Burning Question?

What’s Your Burning Question? // Self Publishing Insiders // EP054

Episode Summary Every author, at every level, as some question they need answered. About the business. About the craft. About the business of marketing the craft. You probably have a dozen or so questions yourself! And that's why we here at D2D are determined to make...
Writers Helping Writers - Self Publishing Insiders

Writers Helping Writers – A Chat with Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi // Self Publishing Insiders // EP053

Episode Summary "One of the unique and wonderful things about the self-publishing community is how everyone seems willing to work together, to help out when needed, and to share whatever wisdom or advice they have. And that's certainly true of co-authors Angela...
Instant Multi-Platform Sales Reporting with ScribeCount

Instant Multi-Platform Sales Reporting with ScribeCount // Self Publishing Insiders // EP052

Episode Summary "What is measured can be improved." It's a philosophy to live by, but for authors who are trying to make a living from book sales, it's advice worth taking to heart! In this episode of Self Publishing Insiders, D2D's own lovable on-staff author Mark...

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