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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.

Weekly News: 31st May 2021

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

  • Enhance your fiction by using different conflict styles.
  • Why it’s a mistake to ask how much authors earn.
  • New scams to watch out for: conference invitations and Goodreads extortion schemes.
  • You don’t need to spend money on marketing. You need to use your creativity.
  • How to turn an idea into a fully-fledged sci-fi story.
  • How to plan out a series.
  • Why should you have an author website?

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

Weekly News: 24th May 2021

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

  • Why hire a cover designer?
  • How some SelfPub services are using nondisclosure terms to silence their author clients.
  • Parantheses: when and how to use them.
  • How much money do authors really make from writing books?
  • Alliance of Independent Authors has some ideas for more places to sell your books.
  • Interesting advice from Lisa Ellison for anyone writing a memoir.
  • The challenges of writing your first novel.

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

Weekly News: 17th May 2021

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

  • Many of us have little spare time. Here’s how to make the most of the short periods you have.
  • Choosing the right categories for your book can help boost sales.
  • There’s no single marketing tactic that will work to sell books.
  • Don’t worry about making mistakes with marketing. They’re not just inevitable, they’re essential.
  • How the heroine’s journey differs from the hero’s journey, and how to write it well.
  • How to write a realistic fight when the combatants aren’t trained in fighting.

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

Weekly News: 10th May 2021

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

  • Heart-pounding romance doesn’t have to include sex scenes.
  • Your protagonist should be sympathetic, but that doesn’t mean they have to be likeable.
  • World building isn’t just for fantasy and scifi authors.
  • The writing process: Putting your stories in “the drawer“.
  • Struggling to find topics to blog about? Here are 54 ways to find ideas. One for every week of the year, plus a couple of bonuses.
  • This is a rather fun way of combining two books back-to-back.

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

Weekly News: 3rd May 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 April 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 April 2021

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

  • Scammers are now using big publishers’ names and trademarks to convince people that they’re legitimate.
  • Ways to use audio for marketing (not just podcasts and audiobooks)
  • Make sure you aren’t making these mistakes with your passwords.
  • Characters are central to a novel. Make sure you get their development right.
  • How being a guest on a podcast can help you to sell books.
  • Lessons you can learn from binge-watching TV series.
  • Why you should hire a formatter to create your print book interior and ebook file.

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

Weekly News: 12th April 2021

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

  • You’re a creative person. Use that creativity in your marketing.
  • Have you considered publishing your book on Medium?
  • Writing a thriller? It’s important to get the pacing right.
  • Amazon recently added new tools for those writing a series. Here’s how to use them.
  • Authors own the copyright on their work as soon as they write it, but it can be hard to prove. That’s why the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations (UN), created WIPO Proof.
  • Even in this age of social media, an email list is still important.
  • Are you on Instagram? If not, you might want to be after reading this.

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

Weekly News: 5th April 2021

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

  • It’s natural to compare yourself to others, but don’t be too hard on yourself.
  • If you’re writing and selling children’s books, this article from the Alliance of Independent Authors should be very useful.
  • Suing for copyright infringement can be an expensive business, even if you win.
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about choosing a pen name.
  • Publishers (and indie authors) need to embrace the opportunities that digital provides, including subscriptions.
  • There are lots of benefits to hiring a proofreader.

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

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