January 17, 2019

The Average Size of a Kindle E-Book

So you’ve got a book you’re ready for the internet to see, but you’re worried about what the average size of a Kindle e-book might be and how your masterpiece might compare? First off, congratulations on finishing a book! That’s no small feat. Next, here are a few cold, hard […]
January 10, 2019
What Is a Title Page

What Is a Title Page?

If you’re ready to create the front material for your book, you may find yourself wondering, “What is a title page?” and “Why is it necessary?” Though it may seem redundant, a title page is an important part of the overall look when it comes to a novel or a […]
December 31, 2018

CreateSpace to Kindle Direct Publishing: Issues and Troubleshooting

One of the biggest changes to hit the independent publishing industry in 2018 was CreateSpace wrapping things up and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) taking its place. If you’re an indie author and you haven’t already made the CreateSpace-to-KDP switch, you’re probably looking to do so. And while Amazon has done […]
December 26, 2018
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What Does a Book Editor Really Do?

  What Does a Book Editor Really Do? When it comes to completing a book, no writer should go it alone. A professional book editor can help you develop your ideas and polish your work. Moreover, they can help ensure your finished book is a high-quality, professional product ready for publishing. […]
December 24, 2018

How to Move from CreateSpace to KDP

How to Move from CreateSpace to KDP Well, it’s official. CreateSpace, Amazon’s well-regarded book editing, formatting, and print-on-demand publishing service, is no more. If you are one of the many authors who published via CreateSpace, the change might have come as a shock—or you might have seen the end coming. […]
December 18, 2018
What Is an ISBN Number For?

What Is an ISBN Number For?

What Is an ISBN Number For? Pretty much everything has a bar code these days—from chocolate to cheese to children’s books. A book’s bar code, however, is special because it’s an international standard book number (ISBN). So what is an ISBN number for? ISBNs Tell a Story Natalie Goldberg’s classic […]
December 11, 2018
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How to Find a Professional Ghostwriter for Your Book

How to Find a Professional Ghostwriter for Your Book What Is a Ghostwriter? What do Alexandre Dumas’s The Three Musketeers, JFK’s Profiles in Courage, and Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew series all have in common? They were all written in whole or in part by ghostwriters. Surprised? That’s the point—ghostwriters are […]
December 4, 2018
How to Start Blog Writing

How to Start Blog Writing

How to Start Blog Writing Wondering how to start blog writing? You aren’t the only one! At a time when everyone and their cats have blogs, starting your own can be a daunting task. But by following a few simple steps, you will be well on your way to becoming […]
November 2, 2018
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Book Cover Design Tips for Authors

Book Cover Design Tips for Authors How Do You Design a Book Cover? You know the old saying “Never judge a book by its cover”? Well, it’s terrible marketing advice! A great book cover design represents your first—and often only—chance to grab a reader’s attention. The right book cover can […]
August 20, 2018
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Words That Are Often Used Incorrectly

Words That Are Often Used Incorrectly: The Ironic Definition of Irony and Other Words There’s no two ways about it: English is a complicated language. It’s full of subtleties that even proficient writers sometimes miss. It is ironic, isn’t it, how the improper use of words shapes our skills as […]