(Source: Self-Publishing Advice) As indie authors, whether we are formatting our own books to self-publish or are using service providers to do this for us, the process will be smoother and the end product better-looking if we get into good habits of setting out the page correctly in the first place. The seven tips covered […]
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(Source: The Writing Cooperative) Proofreading your writing does not have to be an arduous process. There are simple steps writers can take in order to save editors time and help express their message more clearly and concisely. Editing can be a challenge. Part of the editing process is proofreading your manuscript. These three suggestions can […]
(Source: ProWritingAid) We put together a list of The 10 Best Facebook Groups for Writers back in 2017 and readers inundated us with messages from writers with their favorite group that didn’t make our list. So for 2018, with our thanks to them, we’re adding quite a few more! This list features a wide range […]
(Source: GoodReads Blog) There has never been a better time to be an author, because for the first time authors have direct access to their readers. While there is more competition in the marketplace, there is also more opportunity. To thrive in today’s competitive markets, personal branding is more important than ever. There’s more to […]
(Source: The Write Life) You may currently know YouTube only as that place you go to watch far too many cute animal videos rather than facing your writer’s block. (No judgment from me; have you seen the one with the tiny hedgehog birthday party?!) But YouTube also contains a wealth of useful advice on everything […]
(Source: Publisher’s Weekly) By leveraging e-book preorders, self-publishers can have more successful book launches and sell more books. Imagine you could press a magic button that would make your next book launch more successful. Great overview on how to do pre-orders right. The five biggest benefits of pre-ordering are covered which serve as the foundation […]
(Source: The BookSeller) It is fantastic that print publishing is seeing a resurgence, but why does it have to be at the expense of e-book publishing? Why are both formats not celebrated together? Surely every sale of a book should be celebrated, as should a general increase in reading on all formats. It seems that […]
FirmBee / Pixabay(Source: Jane Friedman) Learning the art of book marketing is a pursuit which can often feel like an unending demand on your limited resources. But it’s a craft we must improve over time, as well as keep up-to-date with using newest book tactics. Our book marketing landscape changes, and so we must too. […]
(Source: The Writing Cooperative) You know by now that writing is hard. All writers, beginners and experienced agree. We share common struggles in our journey. But this is good. It means we are not alone. Most of these seven pieces of advice not only apply to writers but to anyone who is creative. All seven […]
(Source: Jane Friedman) Every agent or publisher will throw out a different number to such questions, and usually that number is made up. What’s even more frustrating: building a platform only to land a book deal usually ends up short circuiting. (Here’s why.) Here’s a brief summary on what you should focus on how to […]
(Source: The Creative Penn) It can be easy to assume that writing a story is just about getting words on the page. After all, we’ve read and watched and listened to so many stories that creating one can’t be difficult, right? The truth is that writing a compelling story involves a lot more than words. […]
(Source: PR Daily) People love freebies—and many love to win. Throngs of consumers grabbed a complimentary ice cream or Italian ice to celebrate the firstday of spring, and that same clamoring can be seen online as consumers share branded posts on their social media feeds in the hopes of winning swag. This in-depth article provides […]