Author Kathleen M. Rodgers discusses her approach to writing and reading, her self-promotion philosophy, and why she won’t self-publish.
Amazon’s Kids’ Book Creator allows the average Joe to create illustrated children’s books for the Kindle and upload them directly to Amazon.
This is an introductory guide to the major self-publishing options available to authors today, and how to choose the right service for you.
In this interview, James C. Moore discusses journalistic vs. creative writing, finding time to write when time is hard to come by, and what being a New York Times best-selling author doesn’t mean.
UK author Harry Bingham describes the four stages of his career, and why he’s decided to self-publish after good experiences with traditional houses.
Do you have a project that confuses you, or feels dangerous? That’s what you should write says Mark Wisniewski.
Most novels have some amount of back story—because they rarely start from the beginning of a character’s life. However, writers tend to misuse it or include too much.
Giving away your work isn’t a problem if you’ve developed a strategy around it, and know how to turn new readers into fans.
Author and editor Victoria Zackheim discusses (among other things) the art of marketing when published by a press with a limited budget and the keys to successful personal essays.
For me, the hardest thing about being online is remembering what I think and the “why” that I’m working for. The multiplicity of voices can make you forget your center.
Nielsen offers specific figures on how ebook sales have affected print sales in adult fiction, adult nonfiction, and juvenile categories.
Amazon says that Kindle Select participation is healthy, and that the Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription service is leading to more reading and sales.
Note from Jane: Today, I’m pleased to announce the series 5 On by author Chris Jane. 5 On asks established, traditionally published authors and experienced self-published authors five questions about writing and five questions about their experiences with the publishing industry. The series is designed to educate and encourage newer writers looking for guidance and, frankly, […]
Nielsen offers fascinating insights into how the children’s market is driving growth in the overall publishing industry.
Why you should ensure you have as many stories on submission as possible.
In a 30-minute video interview, I discuss the basics of author platform.
I was delighted to be a guest on Stephen Campbell’s podcast, The Author Biz.
Word doesn’t export to EPUB, but you can still produce an editable file quickly, without buying software or using a “meatgrinder” conversion.
If you need to request permissions from an author or publisher, here are general guidelines, plus a sample letter you can customize.
I’ve revisited my No. 1 post on how to get published—adding more advice and instruction.