Ever wondered what role beta readers, editors and Advance Reading (or Review) Copies (ARCs) play in the process of publishing and promoting a book? This article by Craig Tuch compares all three and explains how they can all be helpful.
You want to don’t want to spend a ton of money to write (and sell) an amazing book, but editing is not something you want to skip. A book littered with grammatical errors and typos screams amateur.
Dave Chesson explains that the best book covers are more than just attractive adornments to the books we love. They also offer ideas and inspiration we can use to guide our own work.
Nothing can replace the experience of reading a print book. The smell, the paper feel, and even the book cover design all contribute that little something extra that ebooks — despite their best intentions — fall short on.
The challenge for self-published authors who have small or nonexistent networks, is to convince readers to add one more title to their to-be-read pile.
Want to hire an illustrator, cartoonist or some other creative professional? Here’s what you need before you embark on your quest.
Whether you don’t know where to begin or you’re drowning in the number of tasks you’ve started, any author learning to market their books can feel confused.
An important part of your book promotional plan to help you get in front of as many potential readers as possible, is publicity.
As authors, can advertise to sell books now or we can market to build an author platform. Let’s look at the differences between these two approaches.
The prevailing message in the publishing industry today is that if you want to be an author and either get published or sell books, you need a platform.