Here you’ll find various blog and guest posts on topics related to e-book publishing, promoting and more.
Whether you’re a new author, or a veteran, publishing a book can be one of the most stressful experiences imaginable. Writing a book is tough, but trying to get it in front of as many people as possible and actually get them to read your work? Easily just as hard if...
For many payments, most notably from CreateSpace and Amazon Affiliates, Amazon will require a US bank account for direct electronic deposits.
In the absence of a valid US bank account, the users often have to deal with antiquated cheque systems that not only take weeks and even months to arrive, but also carry with them a huge fee to cash out. And in some countries, cheques haven’t been used in years and may not even get accepted.
Luckily, other companies exist to compensate for the flaws of Amazon or other similar online stores.
I’m here to talk about Payoneer.
Nothing promotes credibility like a professional looking public website that contains all the information about the author, his/hers books, contact information, and latest news.
Having a personal website it paramount to optimizing your success as a published writer.
"Talking of the Old Days was considered blasphemous in the Church, and was not allowed anywhere in the lands of King Leondis Tarbane" The Watcher's Keep, (The Triadine Saga Book 1), by Timothy Bond is a true Epic Fantasy title in the purest sense. Following in the...
Getting initial reviews is a tough business – readers and buyers don’t leave reviews in general. Only one of 200-300 average readers will end up writing a review for any book.
Yet reviews are very important – they give books “social proof” and credibility.
But how to get them? Let’s dive in!
"I am Andy Grant. I am a husband, writer, speaker, transformational energy coach, actor, adventure traveler, photographer, children's book author, life-long learner, teacher, toy designer, film maker.... In short, I am a lover of life. But I have not always been this...
Creating good custom book covers can be one of the most difficult tasks that authors have to deal with.
Art is subjective and it can be difficult to come up with a cover idea that not only appeals to the target audience, but which can also be professionally designed.
Which leads us to the question:
Should you get your book cover designed by someone on Fiverr?
"I looked down from the observation dome into the operating room. It was empty except for a patient on her back on an operating table. Her ample girth was splayed across the operating table. Retractors had pulled back a large section of exposed flesh perhaps to a...
"A voice tickled inside her brain. Who are you, Leah Preston? ... Are you happy? ... When not, why not?" Live Love Rewind: The Three Lives of Leah Preston by Anne Glynn is a story about the life of Leah Preston. A divorced woman in her thirties who like so many...
"She pokes me and pokes me - I felt like a big cake that wasn't done yet!" Maybe Baby by Diana Star Helmer is an intriguing look into the life of Mia, a young, teenage woman, living in a futuristic world where most of the population is infertile. Children have...