May 12, 2021

Guide to Marketing Your Book

So you wrote a book. Now you’re ready to put it into the public’s hands. Book marketing can be daunting. But with a targeted audience and solid plan, your sales will soar! Here’s your guide to marketing your book. Let’s dive in! Marketing self-published books vs. traditionally published books In […]
April 21, 2021

What Is a Literary Agent?

A literary agent can catapult your book to success. They can help establish you as a professional author—and a good agent can even make a name for you on the global market! Most publishing companies won’t even look at unsolicited manuscripts. If you submit your book to a publishing house […]
April 7, 2021
Can You Make Money by Self-Publishing an E-book

How to Make Money Self-Publishing

Are you considering publishing your own writing? Maybe you write consistently and want to compile your thought pieces into a book. Or maybe you’ve got the perfect idea for a mystery or romance novel. But you don’t know how to get it out there—or how to make money self-publishing. Perhaps […]
March 31, 2021

Benefits of Choosing a US-Based Publishing Company

If you’re here, then you’ve either finished your book or you’re about ready to. That’s a huge achievement—congratulations! But don’t kick your feet up just yet. There are still some steps to take to get your book into the hands of your future readers. To get started, let’s examine what […]
March 24, 2021

Book Proofreading Services

We get it—proofreading is the last thing you want to do after the long process of writing your book. Now that you have a manuscript and you’ve done your editing (including developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting), it feels like it’s time to be done. And by using a professional […]
March 17, 2021

Self publishing vs. traditional publishing

If you’re writing a book, it’s crucial to know the difference between your two main publication options: self publishing vs. traditional publishing. Both new authors and more established ones are increasingly turning to self publishing (or “indie publishing”) to release their new titles. Unlike with traditional publishing, self publishing allows […]
March 10, 2021

Line Editing Services

No matter if it’s your first or fiftieth manuscript, books require comprehensive editing before publishing for everything from plot flow to precision grammar. (Comma, or no comma? That’s always the question). To end up with a quality edited manuscript, it’s important to avoid taking shortcuts. And using a line editing […]
January 27, 2021
What’s the Difference Between an “Author” and a “Writer”?

Difference between a Writer and an Author

It’s easy to use the words writer and author interchangeably. But are they really the same? They are not! In fact, there are several differences between the two. The biggest distinction is that an author tends to be a full-time professional writer and often has multiple publications. The word writer encompasses a […]
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 […]
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 […]