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Boost Your Book Review Numbers With These Top Tips

Everything from Amazon rankings to your reputation as an author depends in part on how many positive book reviews you get. It feels great to get five stars and glowing compliments about your story, characters, and prose. Even if you know people are reading your book, but they do not give reviews, it feels like …

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Are You Ready to Be a Full-Time Fiction Writer?

With the popularity of self-publishing exploding in the past decade, more people than ever before have the opportunity to become full-time fiction writers. If you have been writing and publishing work for a while, you may consider the shift from your day job to a career as an author yourself. However, this decision comes with …

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Finish Your Book! How to Write More Every Day

Procrastination and writers’ block are the enemies of success. If you want to increase productivity and write more every day, the following tips about increasing speed, organization, and inspiration will help. 1 – Learn to Type More Quickly or Use Dictation  If you want to get more words down every day, increasing mechanical output makes …

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How to Pick the Best Story Writing Apps for Android and iOS

How much time do you spend on your phone every day? How much of that time is productive writing time? While most people use a laptop or desktop computer to get their novels and other books written, your android or iOS phone tablet can also work as an on-the-go writing tool. Out of all the …

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5 Free Book Marketing Techniques that Work

For fast results in the highest degree of professionalism, nothing beats hiring an expert for your self-published book promotion. However, to complement your premium services, free book marketing techniques can add extra oomph to your overall strategy. These seven methods will help you get the word out, create buzz, and make sales without spending a …

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The Power of a Press Kit for Self-published Authors

The success of any self-published book frequently comes down to the quality of your marketing strategy. Although there are many possible actions to take that help promote your book, a press kit or media kit is the foundation of many of them. If you want to get your novel or non-fiction book in front of …

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How to Find and Destroy Plot Holes in Your Novel

One of the things that will make your readers toss your book across the room or delete it from there Kindle or phone faster than anything is a plot hole. These problems can ruin suspension of disbelief, make characters do things that make no sense for their personality, and leave plots hanging with no reasonable …

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Three Types of Pro Editing Your Self-Published Book Needs

No writer creates a perfect first draft, and while self-editing is an important step, nothing beats the help of a professional editor to get your book ready for publication. Before you consider self-publishing, it is important to recognize all the potential problems that would put off readers and contribute to very low sales numbers. You …

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Top Tips for Self-Editing Fiction Successfully

Beginning writers have a lot to learn about crafting a book that will succeed in their genre. Things like reader expectations, world building, creating believable characters, and crafting unique settings all make a difference. Of course, you also need a firm grasp of grammar, punctuation, and literary devices like irony and metaphor. Once you work …

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Publishing self-help books has huge SEO advantages

Self-help books are the that are written for the benefit of people to educate them on how to save their various personal problems. An example of a self-help book is How to Win Friends and Influence People, published in 1936 and written by Dale Carnegie.  Today, many people are still very much interested in this …

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