Having a successful book project is not about ensuring any one specific task is done well or executed professionally – it is about the overall Publishing Process and the hidden requirements.


Remember – a process has a beginning, a middle and an end.

Crowdfunding (Focusing on Books)

Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends, family, customers, and individual investors for your publishing venture. This approach taps into the collective efforts of a large pool of individuals—primarily online via social media and crowdfunding platforms—and leverages their networks for greater reach and exposure.


Publaunch: is crowdfunding books – connecting people.

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Publishizer: matches writers with publishers during pre-orders campaigns.

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Book Planning

Step by Step Publication Guides

Step by Step Self Publish Publication Guides.

Authors Wish offers authors access to the actual guides provided to our paid authors (Pickawoowoo’s indie author services division – a concierge approach with full support towards self publishing). This step by step approach helps you to understand the requirements in pre-publication, publication and post-publication, thus avoiding pitfalls and ultimately producing a professional product (50+ support sheets and step by step checklists). Exceptional. Use the HELP button on any page or email us for more info.

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Book Startup Toolkit

Publishing Business in a Box: Self-publishing is a creative tsunami. Writers see their creative visions expand as they edit and design their books. Everything seems possible, achievable, wonderful, until they get their first W-9 and wonder what are they supposed to do with that

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BookPlanner: It’s Like Having a Publishing Pro Organizing and Directing Your Book’s Publication.

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Keyword Research and Category Selection

Important metadata for Publishing Platform such as Ingram Spark.

Keywords and category selections are some of the most important parts to publishing your book. This metadata is imperative for web algorithms – to search/locate your book. Simple choices and tweaks can result in hundreds of additional visitors, which equates to more sales. The following tools we’ve utilized to optimize books for success.

NOTE: Google has shut down their popular keyword tool for public use. The innovative tools below, replace Google’s tool. Most of these tools use Amazon (or KDP) to cross reference with, BUT the information you extract from them is just as important for IngramSpark metadata.

KD Spy

KD Spy: This Google Chrome attachment is inexpensive – a must have for every self-publisher.

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Kindle Samurai

Kindle Samurai: While Kindle Spy helps you figure out the right category, Kindle Samurai gives you the best keywords to increase your overall traffic. Remember, this is about finding keywords for all  platforms including Ingram Spark.

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Author Checkpoint

AuthorCheckpoint: helps authors improve their writing and market their books.

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SEMRush: We are not sure we can talk enough about SEMRush. We’ve used it for authors as well as our own publishing business divisions with success.

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