Helping authors publish

Author: Jen Phillips (Page 1 of 10)

Weekly News: 19th September 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

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Weekly News: 12th September 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 29th August 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • Barnes & Noble‘s alleged new policy makes it harder to get your book on their shelves.
  • We don’t know how big the ebook market really is. But it’s much bigger than the latest APA figures suggest.
  • How indie authors can use subscription platforms like Patreon.
  • Books on the NY Times bestseller list are getting shorter. What does that mean to you?
  • How to write a plot twist that is believable but still unexpected.
  • It’s just a story. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that your novel is important.
  • You’re not in competition with other authors. Or, as Kristine Kathryn Rusch puts it, “We’re in this together with the writers who write what we write, the readers who love what we love.”

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Weekly News: 15th August 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 8th August 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • An example of creative marketing: an author that put his book on a Gameboy cartridge.
  • Kate Bush is an object lesson in why you should keep control of your copyright.
  • Blockchain could be useful for protecting copyright, but advocates need to move away from the “get rich quick” mentality.
  • How to write the hero for your murder mystery story.
  • How to get data about your audience so that you can make better marketing decisions.
  • Thoughts about submitting short stories to magazines, from someone that’s been on both sides of the process.
  • How to work out which book marketing services to use and which to avoid.

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Weekly News: 1st August 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • An update on the Draft2Digital/Smashwords merger.
  • BookBub have made a commitment to equity and justice in publishing. They’ve posted a annual report on progress.
  • Don’t assume that children only want to read fiction.
  • Amazon are suing the operators of thousands of Facebook groups over fake reviews.
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a warning about new offerings from agents that aren’t as good as they first appear.
  • Five turning points that your characters could encounter.
  • When you read about the demise of ebooks, remember that OverDrive has supplied 87 million ebooks to schools in four years, and that none of them are counted in industry reports.

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Weekly News: 25th July 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 18th July 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 11th July 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • Be wary of emails claiming that your website is infringing someone’s copyright – hackers are using them to spread ransomware.
  • How straight fiction authors can write authentic queer characters.
  • Almost all accessibility issues on websites are caused by these six errors, some of which also apply to ebooks.
  • Kobo are expanding their Italian reach, improving existing partnerships and adding new ones.
  • BookFunnel has a useful blog post about Amazon’s move away from .mobi files for Kindles.
  • Joanna Penn has advice on the different types of editing and how editors can help your book.
  • How reading can help your writing.

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Weekly News: 4th July 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • Harry Potter references have been quietly removed from the best-selling gay romance novel Red, White, and Royal Blue.
  • When looking at industry figures for book sales, it’s important to note what is and is not included.
  • The new Copyright Small Claims Board has started hearing cases in the US.
  • BookBub has information on using their pre-order alerts. If you aren’t eligible for BookBub alerts, you could apply the information to your mailing list.
  • Blog posts need headlines. Better headlines means more readers and more engagement.
  • Embracing your boundaries can help your art and your marketing.
  • Don’t sell all the rights to your book, because there’s no way to know how much they will be worth in the future.

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