Helping authors publish

Author: Jen Phillips (Page 2 of 7)

Weekly News: 9th August 2021

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

  • You already know all about your book. Comparison (or “comp”) books and authors will help others get to know it, too.
  • Does your marketing look greedy or needy? If so, it could be putting people off instead of attracting them.
  • First impressions count, including when your characters first meet each other.
  • Stories told in the third person have a narrator, and it’s not the author.
  • Useful tech tip: don’t use your domain email when signing up to services.
  • If you’re writing in the first person, be careful not to overuse “I”.
  • How to make the most of a BookBub international featured deal.

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

Weekly News: 2nd 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 you want to publish your book, email us to find out how we can help.

Weekly News: 26th July 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: 19th July 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: 12th July 2021

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

  • How to write about a place you don’t know (even if you can’t go there)
  • Your marketing should make people want to take action now.
  • Many articles claim that Kindles and other ereaders support PDF, or that it’s easy to convert a PDF to your ereader’s format. They’re right, but with some significant caveats.
  • It’s depressingly common for friends and family to be unsupportive of writers.
  • If you want your book to be the very best it can be, then you should consider hiring an editor.
  • Be careful how you give away your protagonist’s secrets.
  • Draft2Digital’s Universal Book Links are a very useful tool. One link for all stores, and they’re geo-targeted, so your readers will go to their local store.

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

Weekly News: 5th July 2021

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

  • Legible is a new ebook retail and streaming service. Can it deliver on its promises?
  • NFTs are big news right now, but don’t think that an NFT is equivalent to a copyright registration certificate.
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a warning and advice for authors that are exclusive to Amazon.
  • Success comes from minimising risk. Not from avoiding potential risk.
  • Interesting piece on the challenges of voicing audiobooks.
  • Some useful guidelines from The Alliance of Independent Authors about using AI as an indie author.
  • Enterprise self-publishing” is coming, and it will change everything you think you know about publishing and selling books.

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

Weekly News: 28th June 2021

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

  • Overcome your fears, or they will literally cost you money.
  • Useful advice for historical fiction authors on creating realistic settings.
  • Struggling to write your first novel? Penguin’s authors have some advice.
  • Changes are coming to email marketing. It’s not good news, but the sky isn’t falling either.
  • DriveThruFiction: how to sell there, and why you should.
  • When you’re dealing with covers, merchandise and marketing, you’re going to have to deal with images. And that means understanding things like resolution and DPI.

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

Weekly News: 21st June 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: 14th June 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: 7th June 2021

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

  • ALLi want to hear your thoughts and ideas around AI for indie authors.
  • Memoir writers shouldn’t ignore the good times.
  • Eight ways to get your emails into more inboxes.
  • You should work on building your confidence as an author.
  • Many authors are reluctant to be political in their writing, but perhaps they shouldn’t be.
  • Building your platform and marketing isn’t selling. It is (or can be) much more fun than that.
  • It’s all about style: style sheets, style guides, and writing style.

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

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