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Weekly News: 1st March 2021

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

  • Editors can help clients in multiple ways, not all of which are obvious.
  • 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.
  • The subscription model is coming to book publishing, but few are willing to talk about it.
  • It’s rare for an author to be sued for libel, but it can be devastating when it happens. Make sure it doesn’t happen to you.
  • How launching a second book is different from launching your first.
  • The viewpoint character isn’t always the protagonist.
  • Dana Stabenow has advice for crime novelists, but warns that it shouldn’t be followed slavishly.

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

Weekly News: 22nd February 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: 15th February 2021

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

  • Risking their trust, privacy and possibly their safety, Amazon have outed some authors’ pen names.
  • The issue of accessibility has become more visible in publishing recently, but there’s still a long way to go.
  • Metadata: what it is, why it’s important, and how to create it.
  • How TikTok can be used in book marketing.
  • How to make money by giving books away for free.
  • Audible’s payments to authors and narrators are horribly opaque. The Alliance of Independent Authors have shed some light on them.
  • Fake literary agent scams seem to be on the increase. Here’s how to spot them.

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

Weekly News: 8th February 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: 1st February 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: 25th January 2021

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

  • Publishing is full of scams. Here are some to watch out for.
  • Jane Friedman explains what to expect from an edit or proofread.
  • Amazon is hugely dominant in the US, but much less so globally.
  • All authors suffer from self-doubt. The important thing is that you don’t let it stop you writing.
  • Wattpad has been sold, and Western publishers don’t understand how significant that is.
  • Watch out for these phrases when investigating publishing services.
  • How to add twists that will delight your readers, not just confuse them.

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

Weekly News: 18th January 2021

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

  • Advice to help you start the new year well.
  • You really should hire a professional editor, but it’s worth doing a self-edit first. Here’s how to do that.
  • Flip books are unusual and quirky. This article shows you how to make one and set it up for sale on Ingram Spark.
  • BookExpo has closed, but Publishers Weekly is launching a new show, called the US Book Show.
  • We all know a good book cover is essential. This case study illustrates the truth of that.
  • Every industry has been affected by the pandemic. Traditional publishing is no exception.
  • It’s never too late to pursue your creative goals.

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

Weekly News: 11th January 2021

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

  • A collection of useful articles about book marketing from the BookBub blog.
  • Does your audience really have a short attention span? Or do they make time for things they like?
  • ALLi’s best marketing tips from 2020.
  • Facebook author pages to emulate.
  • If you write mystery, make sure you strike the right balance between character and plot.
  • For your marketing to work right now, you need to do something really special to get attention.
  • One to bookmark – a glossary of terms often used in self publishing.

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

Weekly News: 28th December 2020

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

  • An online glossary generator, which is likely to be particularly useful for SciFi authors.
  • This is something that isn’t discussed very often: how do you split a novel into chapters?
  • What indie authors need to know about royalties and rights.
  • When is a book not a book? Does it count if it’s made of cheese? One artist wants to make us think about that.
  • Critiques are useful, but many people resist getting them. That’s understandable, but unhelpful.
  • Be careful how you give away your protagonist’s secrets.
  • A lot of new authors get confused about ISBNs. Here’s what you need to know.

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

Weekly News: 21st December 2020

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.

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