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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.

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.

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