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Do You Need an ISBN for your children’s books? No and yes. NO. If you only plan to sell ebooks of your children’s titles, and you only plan to distribute to trade ebook sites, then you don’t need ISBNs. Kindle, Kobo and Apple don’t require and ISBN to publish. However, because this is about children’s

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For children’s books, it’s essential that you learn about designing the layout for full-color picture book. Of course, you can hire freelancers to complete the process, but I’m a DIY-er and always think it’s best to understand the process before you hire it out. Trim size. Early in the process of publishing a picture book,

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Early on, every indie or self-publisher must answer a crucial question: what’s the scope of your publishing program. Will you publish only one book? Will you publish every book you write? Or will you become a hybrid author, publishing some yourself and traditionally publishing others? There is, of course, no right or wrong. There are

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As an independent publisher, what are your assets? Your digital files! As I uploaded files today to the EPIC! app, I was struck again with the fact that I’m in a digital file business. Every place that sells my books wants a digital file, even the printers who produce the print books. I recently uploaded

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How a Publisher’s Catalog Can Help You Sell 2400 Books Since 2014, Mims House, my publishing company publishes two catalogs a year, and the Catalog on the website (MimsHouse.com/catalog) received about 8% of my traffic in the last 90 days, and over half the downloads on the site were for the catalog. Recently, I had

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Featured Blog Post on the The Carnival of the Indies If you think about buying a book, where do you go to make your purchase? Probably it’s local bookstores or your favorite online bookstore. The market for the general public encompasses those bookstores and we call that the trade market. Indie authors promote widely through

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For the last decade, futurists have predicted that kids will readily adopt ebooks and the future of books and publishing lies in the digital landscape. To study ebook adoption by kids and school libraries, School Library Journal and Follett School Solutions recently released the Sixth Annual Survey of Ebook Usage in the U.S. School (K-12)

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I recently visited with two booksellers. Mims House’s catalog now lists 18 books, and I wanted to present them with the variety of my titles. My business plan focuses on education markets, but I also target trade markets and would like to grow that part of my business. I also have new books scheduled for