Our First Survey Results!

thank you for your feedback survey results

Every now and again, we are reminded of just how wonderful and amazing our readers are, and the last few weeks have definitely been packed with such reminders–in part thanks to your, yes, wonderful feedback via our online survey! We asked, you answered, and now it’s time for us to listen.

So, what can you look for in the coming weeks?

√ First off, you’ll be seeing more focused content.

Several of our reviewers pointed out (very nicely, as a matter of fact) that they preferred articles which focused specifically on self-publishing, and dealt less with irrelevant subjects to the self-publishing experience. We’re going to work very hard in the weeks to come to produce only the finest, most useful material possible, to better enable you to tackle the self-publishing experience yourself.

√ Secondly, you’ll be seeing changes to the ‘news’

That’s right, you voted, and it’s official: our most popular sections, by far, are our Wednesday “In Your Corner” posts and Royalene’s Friday “Conversations” posts. They’re going nowhere. But Mondays? Mondays could use some work. We’re going to brainstorm some ways to make the news more, yes, useful. So hang tight for a couple of weeks as we work our way down the list of possibilities, and you’ll see some updates happening soon.

√ Thirdly, we’re going to update our book reviews

Someone very kindly suggested–and we loved this idea–that we feature some award winners among our book reviews, and we intend to do so! We have a long and storied history with the CIPA EVVY Awards, but if you have any additional suggestions drop us a line in the comments box or go ahead and fill out the survey again.

√ Lastly, some other ideas we loved:

One reviewer suggested we pen some pieces on “where to advertise your book to get the most ‘bang for your buck,’ and we’re going to take this to heart both as we put together our “News” each week (if we spot anything new) and as Elizabeth works on her lineup for her “In Your Corner” posts (for tried and true strategies). Another survey respondent wrote in that we might center some work around the theme “Dig Into Marketing” … and we love that idea, too! In fact, there’s a whole world of possibilities there for us to explore, between these two ideas. They might just have achieved a perfect synthesis!

More soon!

Thank you to all of our readers who have already sent in your responses! If you have ideas which you did not see here, or would like to add additional suggestions, please go ahead and fill out the survey here! We’re only ever going to continue to update our wishlist for places to go and pieces to write, and your feedback really shapes where we go and how we get there. Thanks again!


Thanks for reading!  Keep up with the latest in the world of indie and self-published books by watching this space!

Self Publishing Advisor


We are under construction!

website under construction

I know, ugh, right? But we have so much in store for you over the coming months and we want to get it right right. So we’re taking a moment to pause and regather our thoughts, to brainstorm new subjects and new ideas to bring to you here on the Self Publishing Advisor blog–from all of our contributors, yes, but especially from our Wednesday time slots. As we’ve mentioned in the past, we’ll be introducing a new contributor in the coming weeks, and we’ll also be tweaking what we have already been doing a little bit as well.

First stop: the survey! We’ll be asking you some questions next week in the form of a brief (5 minutes or fewer) survey as to what content you’ve enjoyed and found useful here on the blog. It will stay open past that week, but we will start using its results to craft our content right away.

Second stop: the changes await! Check back next week as we begin our next stage of evolution! Oh, I know, we’re not Neopets or Chia plants or Pokemon, but we’re still pretty cool. And we want to provide absolutely top-notch material for our self-publishing authors to work with!

Ready your fingers and minds!


Thanks for reading!  Keep up with the latest in the world of indie and self-published books by watching this space!

Self Publishing Advisor


News From the Editorial Desk: There’s a Lot to Look Forward to This Fall!

We here at Self-Publishing Advisor want to keep you in the loop about some exciting developments taking place over the coming weeks.  First off, Royalene will be back in September with her Friday Conversations column (you can bet we all miss her, but that she has earned herself this little break).  Secondly, we’re going to be featuring some guests on Tuesdays, intermingled with our archival posts.  The first guest to grace us with his outstanding presence is going to be Brent Sampson, President of Outskirts Press and author of a number of books, including The Book Marketing Coach, Sell Your Book on Amazonand Self-Publishing Simplified.  You can imagine he’s a fantastic advocate for self-publishing authors everywhere, and we’re excited to have a chance to feature some of his advice here on Self-Publishing Advisor.

We’ll have more updates in the weeks to come.  Watch this spot!

Warm wishes and regards,
the Self Publishing Advisor Team


Website Glitch Addressed : 4.1.2016

Dear Readers,

There was a glitch with the schedule this morning, and those of you who subscribe to the blog will notice that you got a little early “preview” of tomorrow’s book review–only for the actual post to disappear.  Well, I have only good news for you: the universe has re-aligned, the book review will reappear as if by magic at its designated time tomorrow, and we have every hope that the technology we love so much will continue to behave.

so full of questions

Thanks for all for your patience, and thank you for reading!  Keep up with the latest in the world of indie and self-published books by watching this space every day.

Self Publishing Advisor


Self Publishing Advisor: New Name – Same GREAT Advice!

Some of you may have already noticed that Self Publishing Advice has now become Self Publishing Advisor! We have matured quite a bit since we first started, and our new name more appropriately defines the role we intend to play. We want to be your advisor in everything related to the self-publishing industry.

Our domain has changed as well — you can now find us more easily by visiting http://www.selfpublishingadvisor.com. Don’t worry — if you forget to update your bookmarks, the old domain will still bring you to the site.

You’ll continue to find all of the self-publishing advice you’ve always expected in addition to the following:

  • Regular posts from recognized industry experts
  • More consistent content delivery
  • Expert interviews on the weekly podcast
  • Regular book marketing clinics
  • Self-publishing book review posted each week
  • Newsletters and eBooks to help authors

Also look for contests, promotion opportunities, and more! Stay tuned to the blog to find out more!

DISCUSSION: What feature would you like to see on our blog?