I’m an editor. But I’m also a writer. I hire editors for my own projects, out of my own funds, and it hurts! Why are editors so expensive?
These articles explore a range of self-publishing topics, including whether to self-publish in the first place, how to decide formats and techniques, and tips for making your self-publishing more enjoyable and successful.
There’s a lot of kerfuffle on the net about whether authors need to blog, and people coming down on both sides of the debate.
Just this week, I was thinking about the one big reason why it’s good to blog if we possibly can.
Yes, it’s good to get some writing practice, it’s good to build community, it’s good to have a “marketing hub” for our efforts, but the clincher for me — the thing that’s hard to get any other way — is this one…
The world is abuzz with how ebooks have revolutionised self-publishing. However, their “comrades” in the publishing revolution — print-on-demand paperbacks — are the often-overlooked Quiet Achievers.
Someone working in their pyjamas can now supply a professional-standard paperback to a global audience, without spending the kids’ inheritance or becoming a slave to the post office.
Let’s look at how this works, and how to tell if it’s a good path for you to take.
I encounter a whole swirl of opinions about self-publishing, from naivete to quiet confidence to militant opposition to strident support.
And I run into a lot of myths. Oh. My. Gosh. So many myths.
It’s much easier to decide whether or not to self-publish if you have a clearer picture of the facts.
So let’s see if we can debunk a few of those myths, shall we? 😉
Creating a Twitter profile is an art and a science… and often nerve-wracking. The foundation of a good Twitter profile for an author is choosing the right username, or modifying the one you’ve got.
It used to be a sign of failure to self-publish a novel, but the world has changed. Check out these four good reasons to publish indie fiction.
If you’re writing a visual type of book such as a coffee table book, or possibly even a picture book, here are some ideas for making an effective book trailer at almost no expense.
Public speaking is scary for most writers, but it’s one of the most valuable skills to have in the marketing toolkit. This is why and how to learn it…
Editing and proofreading are two separate parts of the publishing process. Every book needs both editors and proofreaders, and this is what they do…
If writers need to blog in order to make connections with their audience, what should they blog about? It’s a tricky question for many of us — especially if you write fiction. But even a non-fiction author needs to fine-tune the overall blog topic. These are my tips for finding the way forward that is particularly suited to YOU. And there is ONE key thing that really matters! (Includes downloadable worksheet.)