Some Tips on Self-Marketing

By Kim Batchelor on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 in Advertising, Marketing, Self-Publishing. No Comments

Self-publishing is becoming an increasingly popular way get your book out there. But, once it is out there, how do you get people to actually buy and read it? How do you get them to take notice? With self-publishing, also comes self-marketing. Here are some of the ways that you can market yourself and your works to […]


What to Consider When Looking to Translate Your Book

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Marketing, Research, Self-Publishing. No Comments

If you are looking to sell your book internationally, something to consider is the option to localize your book by translating it into other languages. Translation is more than a plug and chug. Harry Potter has been translated into 68 languages and each translation needed to edit all the anagrams and acronyms so they worked […]


How to Get a Book Cover

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Self-Publishing. No Comments

When you are looking to self-publish, you are in control of everything about your book, including the cover. Since traditional publishers usually have their own resources for creating the perfect cover for your book, it isn’t something everyone stops to think about until they are faced with the problem of acquiring their own. There are […]


Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2017 Recap

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Marketing, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

This previous weekend, August 18-20th, I was lucky enough to attend the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York and represent BookHive as an exhibitor. The conference itself ran for three days, Friday through Sunday, with a few early events taking place on Thursday, and featured many speakers, talks, tables, and pitch opportunities. I, unfortunately, […]


An Introduction to Popular Self-Publishing Platforms

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

The idea of self-publishing your novel can be overwhelming, but it needn’t be. In fact, it is easier to self-publish these days, especially with the emergence of the Ebook and other forms of digital publication. Here are some of the more popular and user friendly Self-Publishing options out there right now: Smashwords: Ebook: Cost: Free […]


A Unique Point of View: a guide to POV

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

“I am writing a book.” “You are writing a book.” “She is writing a book.” All of these phrases are telling the same story, a book is being written by someone, but they sound very different and evoke a different response. These are the options that an author has when deciding from which point of […]


A Study in Pen Names

By Kim Batchelor on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

What are pen names?: A pen name, also known as a pseudonym, is a fake name that is used by an author when publishing their work. The result is that the author’s identity remains unknown until they decide to let the public know who they are. There are many authors who are more well known […]


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