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Weekly News: 18th 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: 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: 27th September 2021

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

  • Authors have many options these days. How do you choose the one that’s right for you?
  • We’d all like to be more productive in our writing. These ideas might help.
  • New opportunities appear at a dizzying rate. Kristine Kathryn Rusch on how to work out which ones are worth pursuing.
  • Joanna Penn has been a full-time author entrepreneur for a decade. Here’s what she’s learned in that time.
  • Being approached by an overseas publisher is exciting, but a note of caution is advisable.
  • The pages your website should have, and the ones that are good to have.
  • Your website theme came with stock images and text. Make sure you delete all of it.

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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