Are you playing the waiting game with your writing career? Good things are worth waiting for and that is true when it comes to writing, editing and publishing a terrific book.
As things get even more competitive in the world of self-publishing, unless you’re in a very small niche, you’re likely dealing with hundreds to thousands of competing books, all fighting for attention. A “good” title isn’t enough. You need an irresistible book title that, most importantly, is unique when placed next to other books in the genre.
National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo or Nano, gets novelists and potential novelists moving on a rough first draft at least 50,000 words long.
Pay-What-You-Want Pricing: Does it work for books? by Abs Farah explains how moving out of your comfort zone and experimenting with pay-what-you-want pricing may increase your sales and help you to gain new readers.
How to Succeed with Your Blogged Book or Booked Blog Project by Nina Amir describes how you can use your blog effectively to transform yourself from blogger to author by either blogging a book or booking a blog.
Book Cover Design Behind the Scenes by Dane Low shows behind the scenes of a book cover design through the entire process from photo selection, photo manipulation, font choice to the completed concept.
14 Ways to Crash Your Book Launch – Authors, DO NOT Try This at Home by Kimberley Grabas explains why book launches need to build excitement and anticipation and how to do it.
By Alexis Grant (@AlexisGrant) [Ed:] If you have the feeling you’re not getting everything you can out of Twitter, don’t miss the special offer at the end of this article. You’ve probably heard the case against Twitter: that it’s a noise-filled tunnel where everyone spouts out useless facts about what their cat ate for breakfast. […]
15 Essential Time-saving Tools for Busy Writers by Bryan Collins lists 15 writing tools that will save you time and help you become a more productive writer.
By Shelley Sturgeon (@ShelleySturgeon) A couple of years ago I wrote an article for The Book Designer about some of the options that were available to authors of e-books for distributing their e-books through bookstores and at booksignings (E-books For Real: E-book Gift Cards from Livrada and Enthrill.) Recently I had the pleasure to speak […]