January 13, 2021

Book Marketing Ideas: Finding the Best Book Marketing Strategy for You

Congratulations on finishing your book! This is a huge accomplishment, and you should be very proud. But what’s next? How do you market your work and ring up those book sales? Here are eight ideas to consider as you get started: Create a website or blog. Meet your target audience. […]
December 30, 2020
how to find a literary agent

How to Find a Literary Agent

If you’re a new writer just getting started in the professional literary field, you probably don’t have a literary agent. But if you want to make a big splash and earn a career as a serious author, you should consider partnering with a literary agency. Literary agents will show publishers […]
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 […]
December 2, 2020

How to Self-Publish Children’s Books

Writing your children’s book wasn’t easy, even if it was a labor of love. Now it’s time to publish and distribute your book. But with so many options out there, how do you know whether to self-publish, print on demand, or partner with a traditional publishing house? Self-publishing your children’s […]
November 25, 2020

How to Market a Nonfiction Book

You worked hard to perfect your nonfiction masterpiece. Now the work begins on marketing it. Learning how to market a nonfiction book can seem daunting. But when you equip yourself with a solid book marketing plan, you set yourself up for success. And once you’ve developed a marketing strategy, you […]
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 […]
November 11, 2020

How to Market Your Children’s Book

So you have a great idea for a children’s book. You can envision the beautiful illustrations. You can imagine it in the hands of young readers all over the world. And you can hear the sound of book sales ringing up. But how to market your children’s book—that’s a different […]
November 4, 2020

How to Market Your Book Globally

Whether you’re publishing an e-book, print book, or both, expect competition for readers’ shelf space (and Kindle space) to be fierce. Marketing your book is critical, especially if you want to reach a global audience. And if you’re wondering how to market your book globally, look no further! Just because […]
October 28, 2020

Different Types of Book Editing: Understanding Your Options

So you’re writing your first (or fifth, or fiftieth) book. Whether you’re a first-time author or an established pro, you’ll need an editor if you plan to publish your work. Good book editing services can help ensure your manuscript is cohesive, error-free, and ready to make an impact on your […]
October 21, 2020

Indie Book Marketing Ideas

The number of self-published books has grown over the past decade, and the industry is poised to continue its progress. As an independent author, you have many tools and resources to help you achieve your self-publishing goals and build an author platform. Implementing some helpful indie book marketing ideas can […]
October 14, 2020

Cost of Editing a Book

The cost of editing a book can convince some aspiring authors that the DIY method is the way to go. But making the decision not to hire a copy editor or invest in line editing, developmental editing, and other book editing services can be a huge obstacle to seeing your […]
October 14, 2020
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What Does a Book Editor Do?

As an up-and-coming author, you’ve worked extremely hard on your manuscript. You’ve put in time and effort and have gone through several rounds of revisions. Now, with a completed draft finally in hand, it’s time to start looking to get your work published! But not so fast. Before sending your draft […]
June 19, 2019
How to Get in the Habit of Writing Every Day

How to Get in the Habit of Writing Every Day: Treat Time like Putty and Squeeze It.

If you want to get anywhere with your writing, it’s important to treat it as a job, even if you’re not necessarily earning any income from it yet. This is true whether you’re crafting the next Pulitzer-winning novel, a groundbreaking scientific paper on particle physics, or even your own private […]
May 23, 2019
Do Any Jobs Pay You to Travel and Write Books

Do Any Jobs Pay You to Travel and Write Books?

You’re at the Grand Canyon. It’s breathtaking in a way that makes you speechless but not wordless. Your hands begin to twitch with the need to capture what you’re smelling, tasting, hearing, seeing, and feeling. But you’re only off for a few days, and your office job is waiting for […]