What is an index? If you’ve ever read a book in your life (which we hope you have) you’ve come across and used an index. The exact definition is, “an alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc., with references to the places where they occur, typically found at the end of a book.” If you crack […]
Congratulations! Your book is done. The hours of research and writing are finished and your book is ready to be published for your readers to find and enjoy. One of the best ways you can easily reach new readers for your book is by publishing as an ebook through online book retailers such as Amazon […]
Tricks and Traps of Using Real People in Your Writing, Part 1: The Right of Publicity by Helen Sedwick explains if and when writers can model characters after real people and name names without getting sued.
This month we’ve been featuring content all around audiobooks and, in particular, how to listen to them. This week we’re diving into LibriVox. But first, let’s talk about your commute. As commutes to work and general drive time fill up so much of our lives, listening to a great audiobook can fill the time while […]
Last week, we went into detail about listening to audiobooks on YouTube. This week, it’s Spotify’s turn. I’m going to break down exactly where you can find audiobooks on Spotify. Since not everyone already has an account, I’ll walk you through exactly how to get into Spotify (no account required), search for audiobooks, and I’ll […]
Audiobooks have absolutely boomed in popularity in recent years, and it’s not hard to understand why. Today’s lifestyle means that most people spend a lot of time on the go, whether that means they’re commuting to and from work, juggling a few different jobs, or managing household affairs. People are often looking for something to […]
As writers, it’s easy to focus on the writing of the book itself, the main copy. After all, without those thousands of words your book wouldn’t exist. They are crucial. But there are other parts to a book: Title page, dedication, contents, foreword, acknowledgments, endnotes, etc. Which parts you include depend on the genre that […]
If you’re a writer, by now you likely personally understand the phrase: all writing is rewriting. Writers get an idea, convert that idea into a draft, and then edit, edit, edit until they’re satisfied with every word. It’s a long process, but knowing the impact writing makes in the lives of readers is worth it. […]
Self-Publishing Basics: How to Organize Your Book’s Front Matter includes a checklist of front matter items.
You’ve written your book and now you’re trying to decide what format to use to put it out into the world. Or maybe you’re still considering writing your book but you want to decide which format to use prior to writing. You’ve come to the right place. The format you choose to host your book […]