This week we will hear from our very own Catherine Spader: editor and fiction writing extraordinaire! She will explain the best habits and mindset to keep in order to write faster and better - and possibly have a little fun along the way. The best writing advice I...
Sometimes the hardest part of writing fiction is developing your plot. One of the best tools you can use in the planning process is a fiction outline. I will explore some classic examples of elements in an outline that will hopefully inspire you to get started on your next project.
This week we are featuring a new guest blogger! The following is some insightful information on how to market your books to libraries by Alice Kober, Arapahoe Libraries. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of ensuring your book is accepted into library distribution to reach a wider reader market.
How do you convert your manuscript into an ebook format for Kindle? I will discuss three different ebook conversion options – each with different costs, benefits, and downsides. Make an informed decision about which option will benefit your book the most.
In recent days, Amazon has announced a merger between print on demand service CreateSpace and the ebook service, Kindle Direct Publishing. Welcome to KDP Print. We will explore all of the changes that you can expect when moving your titles to KDP Print and how to get the most out of your new POD service provider.
Writing is the kind of undertaking that can take a lifetime to master. Anyone who wants to make a go of it should probably remember this before they decide to publish. I’ve worked with dozens of writers, and the successful ones share some habits
A bad manuscript might be embarrassing, or worse, completely ignored, but no one is going to wind up on the street for it. Still, editors help writers make the most of their skills and ideas that can, at times, look a lot like renovating a house.
If you are a writer who is afraid to share your writing with the world, realize you are not alone. I posed the question of greatest fears to several talented fellow authors. What are you most afraid of when it comes to writing? Here’s what these brave souls said.
Congratulations on writing a book! Now how do you find readers? Usually we think of labels as a bad thing, but the truth is that labels are how readers search for new books. Labeling your books correctly will help your readers find your book. And it’ll help your...
The costs of self-publishing vary drastically from the total Do-It-Yourself Authors spending the least amount of money to those who use vanity press publishing options. You’ll hear ranges from $1000 to over $20,000. There is and can be a happy medium in what you spend...