Helping authors publish

Author: Jen Phillips (Page 1 of 7)

Weekly News: 29th November 2021

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

  • If you have writer friends, take a look at this list for gift ideas. Or just drop hints that you’d like some of them 🙂
  • Amazon UK will stop accepting VISA credit cards in January.
  • Why NFTs for authors may be a rush for fool’s gold.
  • Make sure your thriller is thrilling, not boring.
  • Use the Pomodoro technique to manage your time more effectively.
  • The NFT Bay” is a website created to illustrate that owning an NFT doesn’t stop anyone else downloading the attached artwork.
  • All about email bounce rates and how to reduce them.

If you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

Weekly News: 22nd November 2021

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

If you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

Weekly News: 11th October 2021

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

If you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

Weekly News: 4th October 2021

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

  • Details of two new scams that affect authors.
  • DeepZen and Ingram have partnered to offer AI-powered audiobooks based on voices from real actors.
  • Goodreads had lost a lot of favour with authors recently, but Penny Sansevieri argues it’s still useful.
  • The benefits and pitfalls of joining a writing group.
  • There are several ways of working with another person to get your book written. Which is best for you?
  • Most copyright enforcement on the internet is done by bots, not humans. Make sure you keep on the right side of them.
  • How to make the most of a writer’s retreat.

If you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

Weekly News: 20th September 2021

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

  • Amazon have added hardbacks to KDP’s offerings, alongside ebooks and paperbacks.
  • The key to winning NaNoWriMo is preparation.
  • The global ebook market is huge, much bigger than most realise. Ignore it at your peril.
  • Too many people resist collaborating with others.
  • Interesting article about libraries, ebooks, and audiobooks.
  • Don’t get taken in by all the hype around Substack.
  • Publishing has a diversity problem. The Alliance of Independent Authors has some ideas for how authors can help.

If you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

Weekly News: 13th September 2021

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

If you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

Weekly News: 6th September 2021

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

If you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

Weekly News: 30th August 2021

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

  • People are doing more and more of their shopping online, and Amazon’s share is falling.
  • Microsoft are investigating ways to use blockchain technology to incentivise reporting of copyright infringement.
  • Authors are turning away from Goodreads because of multiple issues with the site, including scams and trolls.
  • Amazon is switching to unlimited subscription models.
  • Many authors would love to win an award, but not all awards are worth entering.
  • Canada’s Indigo bookstore is concentrating on digital sales, not brick and mortar stores.
  • If you’re intimidated by the thought of editing your novel, break the task up into smaller pieces.

If you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

Weekly News: 23rd August 2021

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

  • BookFunnel have added a new feature, allowing you to use your own domain for landing pages.
  • Want to win an award for your writing? The Alliance of Independent Authors can help.
  • Things change, and they are going to keep changing. The only real option is to embrace change.
  • How to write descriptions that will interest, not bore, your reader.
  • Facebook groups can be great for authors, but make sure you know the etiquette.
  • There’s a big difference between falling and failing. Don’t confuse the two.
  • Prolific writers aren’t precious about their work. That’s what enables them to write so much.

If you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

Weekly News: 16th August 2021

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

  • If the pandemic has left you devoid of creativity, this podcast from The Creative Penn might help.
  • It’s easier to maintain an author blog than most people think (and certainly easier than a monetized business blog).
  • It can be disconcerting when Amazon demands that you prove you have the right to publish your own book. The most important thing is to not panic.
  • A commercially successful novel requires several ingredients, but the greatest of these is microtension.
  • An erotic romance author has been accused of plagiarising fan fiction.
  • One of the best things you can do for marketing is to care about people.
  • Want a dedicated set of fans that will review your book when it launches?

If you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

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