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10 practical applications of self-publishing platforms you probably didn’t know about

2021-06-11T17:02:53+02:00

In the past, you could only publish your book through a publisher. Nowadays you can easily publish it yourself. It's easy, it's cheap and anyone can do it. There are many examples of books that were rejected by a publisher that ended up being a huge success. The self-publishing platforms offer many opportunities and ensure that you can simply offer your book at (online) bookstores. In this blog, some useful tips & tricks and functions of these self-publishing platforms that you probably didn't know about.

10 practical applications of self-publishing platforms you probably didn’t know about2021-06-11T17:02:53+02:00

When everything changes… – Inspiration shot June 2021

2021-06-10T15:46:21+02:00

Sometimes you have no choice: the world around you changes whether you like it or not. How do you deal with that? Do you sulk, feel like a victim or do you look for a new way to take matters into your own hands? Corona is an example, but so is aging, loved ones who get sick, business models that change and much more. In this inspiration shot, I will take you on a journey through a number of examples.

When everything changes… – Inspiration shot June 20212021-06-10T15:46:21+02:00

Free from restrictions – Inspiration shot May 2021

2021-05-18T11:20:43+02:00

On Liberation Day I traveled from Geneva via Amsterdam to Puglia. In the middle of the various lockdowns. That made me realize again that many boundaries and limitations are more in our heads than they really hold us back. In this inspiration shot, I don't necessarily want to glorify traveling, but I do want to make you think about what freedom means to you.

Free from restrictions – Inspiration shot May 20212021-05-18T11:20:43+02:00

The three questions to ask your proofreaders

2021-05-05T12:06:27+02:00

Once your book is ready, you can ask proofreaders for their feedback. These are often friends and acquaintances and their response is usually positive. How do you make sure that your proofreaders really benefit you? I’ve found that there are three questions you should ask your proofreaders for feedback that really makes your book better.

The three questions to ask your proofreaders2021-05-05T12:06:27+02:00

“The best of…” – Inspiration shot April 2021

2021-04-12T17:52:12+02:00

Vaak zien we op tegen het schrijven van updates, social media posts, nieuwsbrieven of blogs, omdat we denken dat we altijd iets nieuws moeten verzinnen. Zonde, want de meesten van ons hebben al zoveel goed materiaal! Maar hoe weet je wat ‘goed’ is? Dat is dan weer het handige van social media: je ontvangt directe feedback, in de vorm van likes, views, comments en shares. Ter inspiratie hierbij een compilatie van mijn meest gelezen en gedeelde posts in de afgelopen maand.

“The best of…” – Inspiration shot April 20212021-04-12T17:52:12+02:00

When is a book a success?

2021-04-20T12:01:53+02:00

Do you have any idea how many books have to be sold in the Netherlands to get bestseller status? By the way, is your book only a success if it is a bestseller? That depends entirely on your expectations and goals. A number of considerations and tips to make your book a success.

When is a book a success?2021-04-20T12:01:53+02:00

Economize, penny-wise – Inspiration shot March 2021

2021-03-18T10:44:52+01:00

We all want so much, but we are still only allowed to do so little at the moment, so we look for new ways of living and working. How does that effect you as a person and your business? In this inspiration shot I will share a secret, a triumph, a new business model and more tips and inspiration to get through these 'tough times'.

Economize, penny-wise – Inspiration shot March 20212021-03-18T10:44:52+01:00

Why you should start promoting your book while you’re writing it

2021-03-07T21:27:19+01:00

Typically, writers don't start thinking about marketing until their book is ready. Then it is actually already too late. You only have one moment at the launch of your book, while more promotional moments can be created in the preliminary phase. So the good news is that you can do a lot now, especially during the writing process. In this article you will find ideas and tips.

Why you should start promoting your book while you’re writing it2021-03-07T21:27:19+01:00

Do you personalize the standard parts of your book?

2021-02-27T15:28:28+01:00

Voor mij was het een echte eyeopener dat je zelfs de meest standaardonderdelen van een boek persoonlijk kunt maken. Je kunt werkelijk ieder deel specifiek voor jouw boek aanpassen door je eigen tone of voice mee te geven: de disclaimer, het colofon, zelfs de copyright pagina!

Do you personalize the standard parts of your book?2021-02-27T15:28:28+01:00

Where there’s a will, there is a way – Inspiration shot February 2021

2021-02-16T11:20:23+01:00

If you really want something, you can usually find a way to make it happen. But what if conditions are constantly changing like they are now during the corona pandemic? Then you have to think even more creatively, try even harder, and sometimes be a bit stubborn... In this inspiration shot, I will tell you about my 'impossible' trip from South Africa to Miami to be with my father, along with plenty more inspiration: 'if you can dream it, you can do it!'

Where there’s a will, there is a way – Inspiration shot February 20212021-02-16T11:20:23+01:00
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