Self Publishing Blog Wins Award

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Professional Self-Publishing blogger, Ivin Viljoen, has won an award for his self publishing blog. Read his story and how you can benefit from his experiences.

Ivin Viljoen cut his teeth in self publishing the old school way. He wrote his first book in 3 days, writing non-stop on a time-sensitive book where he hammered away at the keyboard and slept very little until he was done. Ivin then worked through the publishing process and had a printed copy of his self published book in his hands 11 days later.

The above story is his claim to fame, and he loves self publishing so much that he blogs about it full time. Ivin started blogging professionally in 2010 and launched 'The Authopublisher'. This blog focuses on the entire process from writing your book, self-publishing it and also marketing it in what has become a very competitive market.

'I realized soon after my first self-published book that times are constantly changing and I needed to stay ahead of trends and technology. So Authopublisher quickly became a blog where I used to share my own experiences and tips to researching and testing new methods and technologies.'

After being about a year old, Authopublisher became a multi-author blog and had very experienced self published authors become part of the contributor team. Today, Ivin hosts a lot of guest authors and their articles to keep the blog fresh and informative.

In 2011, Authopublisher has been awarded the Best Blog in the Publishing category by the World Media Awards, hosted by renowned Internet Marketer Murray Newlands.

'The World Media Awards organization is a pace setting organization run and curated by the worlds best information marketers and bloggers, and therefore, having received this award is a great honor for me.'

Authopublisher is at the forefront of self publishing, hosting many competitions, challenges and assist authors in their preparation for their books. Watch out for Ivin's Self Publishing Challenge where he posts about his experiences in publishing a new book and aiming to sell a 100 copies on Kindle Publishing Direct, he is also gearing up for NaNoWriMo and walks his readers through the preparation fort the event in October.

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