January 20, 2021
How to Write a Good Author Bio

How to Write a Good Author Bio

So you’ve written an article, self-help book, or novel—congratulations! Perhaps you’re in the process of marketing your book and are neck deep in the world of advanced review copy (ARC) reviews, blog posts, and book trailers. Soon your work will be out in the world. But wait! Your writing journey […]
December 16, 2020
What Is an ISBN Number For?

What Is an ISBN Used For?

An ISBN—international standard book number—is basically your book’s fingerprint. It’s the long, hyphenated series of numerical digits shown on the copyright page of every book. Each version of every published book has its own ISBN regardless of whether you’re printing your book, selling it as an e-book, or both. In […]
December 9, 2020

CreateSpace Moving to KDP: What Authors Need to Know

You made it! You’re an indie author who published your paperback books with the help of CreateSpace. What do you do now that CreateSpace no longer exists? You may be concerned about your books and your future as a self-published author. No need to worry! CreateSpace didn’t disappear. It just […]
November 18, 2020

Average Size of a Kindle Book

Authors who want to sell their e-books through the Kindle store have a common question: what’s the average size of a Kindle e-book? Maybe you’re talking about the size of the files you submit to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Or maybe you’re concerned about meeting reader expectations for the […]
April 25, 2019
How to Market Your Book

How to Market Your Book

So you’ve finished your book! Congratulations! Or maybe you’re just getting the lay of the land before you start your opus? In either case, we at Elite Authors have compiled a handy guide on how to market your book to publishers or, if you’re self-publishing, directly to your readers! In […]
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 […]
November 2, 2018
book cover design

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 […]