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Tom Nixon
Interests: Writing, distance learning, the Internet, publishing, family, Africa
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In my first post on publishing websites, I talked about how inexpensive it can be to have your own website. There are some people who would tell you that you only need to be able to put up your book on Amazon and you are good to go. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Would you like to share what you have found to be successful in self-publishing? How about in book marketing? Doing interesting things with CreateSpace, Kindle, and the sort? You can share that here, too! While I am particularly interested in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Do you know why I like Bob Martin? It's because he gives away vast amounts of information and support for free. I believe that is why he has been so successful. I have, many times, emailed him with questions and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Learn how to create a cheap publishing website for your self-published or independently-published books. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Short post today, but I hope you will consider following me on Twitter. Also, if you are looking for all of my tweets, I have begun to use #cheapselfpublishing. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
This is my policy on advertising on this blog: If I use (or have used) the product and it is a quality product at a reasonable price, then it's acceptable. The first hurdle I have to get over is myself... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Penny Sansevieri (@Bookgal) gives practical advice in the video below on how you can get better reader engagement by making some quick, easy, and cheap (meaning free) changes to your book headline and description on Amazon. I am going to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Yes, that means exactly what it says. Do you have a diverse set of interests? Look at me; writing books and online schools. Rather different. I now have one place, one short, simple place, that I can send folks to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
This is the answer to a question that I received and have received before. It goes something like this: "If I want to publish as cheaply as possible, why should I have my own website? I can just put my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
What mistakes can you make in self-publishing? This is the first in series of articles that allows the self-publishing (and the cheap self-publishing) mistakes that were made by Tom Nixon in creating his publishing company, Degree Press. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
And just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, I have created a new twitter account for Cheap Self-Publishing. I encourage you to follow me. Also, I would greatly appreciate any re-tweets. Thanks! Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Since a couple readers have asked about that Cheap Self-Publishing newsletter invitation above. You are seeing what is the beginnings of the morphing of this site toward a new purpose. Eventually, the entire blog will move to its own domain... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
So, Tom, why should I sign up for your newsletter? I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter because I think that you will want to know when my book, Cheap Self-Publishing: Produce a quality book for less, is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Learn how (and how many) domain names you should buy for your publishing company. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
A discussion of book sales on Degree Press and how it is driving sales to Amazon. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Cheap Self-Publishing
If you read the previous post, you will know that I am now back blogging here and, as I said, things just got interesting. If you followed that link, you will have discovered one of those interesting things; Degree Press,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Cheap Self-Publishing
When last I wrote here, the second edition of Complete Guide to Online High Schools had just come out. That was in the fall of 2012. You will have noticed that post have been noticeably missing since that time. All... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Cheap Self-Publishing
As most of you are aware, my most recent book is now for sale on For the most part, any after-publication marketing is waiting until a few other things happen first. Quite by accident, though, I actually sold a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Fresh from the mailbox courtesy of CreateSpace. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Cheap Self-Publishing
I am quite pleased with the design for the new cover of the second edition of my book. Is it perfect? It's close. It sets the right tone for the audience of my book. Remember that this is non-fiction reference.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Cheap Self-Publishing
When last I posted here, I assumed that I was within a very short amount of time of finishing both the text and the database (from which to insert the school listings). Alas, it was not to be. So where... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Yes, I know that it sounds rather odd to think about an app when you talk about writing or publishing, but I can tell you that this app has changed the way that I do all of this. What is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at Cheap Self-Publishing
Things continue to move forward. I received confirmation today from Lightning Source that my book will shortly no longer be available. It is my understanding that they have to wait until there are no orders to be filled and then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Cheap Self-Publishing
As I noted yesterday, the second edition of Complete Guide to Online High Schools will be available within the next couple of weeks. This availability will include both the print and digital versions. So what am I doing now? Yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Cheap Self-Publishing
I am within just a few days of publishing the second edition of my Complete Guide to Online High Schools book. The first came out in 2007 and the theory was that it would not take this long to come... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Cheap Self-Publishing