Guest Post: 20 Quirks and Strange Habits

By Jack Milgram Has this ever happened to you? At some point in your life, after reading a certain number of books, you realize that a particular work by a particular author is the best thing you’ve ever read. But did you know that sometimes it’s not only literary genius that makes people talk about …

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Bookstores Are More Than Books (Though Books Are Pretty Great)

Bookstores are great. The best thing, of course, is the fact that they're filled with books. But they're also great community spaces, and often the hosts of fun events. Last month, a fashioner designer held a runway show in the Rare Books room of The Strand, according to Yahoo!. The models held books while they …

Guest Post: How to Build Your Author Website Using a Website Builder

By Cherie Wicks The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it needs some help to make a mark in the digital age. That's why websites and blogs have become essential. Especially if you're an author looking to carve out a niche for yourself. And building a site is the best way to do …

Guest Post: How Can I Protect My Novel from Copycats?

By Mariah For every JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, there are hundreds of aspiring authors trying to write their book and get it published. If you are one of the lucky ones who has managed to finish your book and you are getting ready to send it out, whether it is through publishers or self-publishing, …

Guest Post: How to Market a Kindle Book: 10 Easy Marketing Strategies for New Authors

By Jordan Ring Writing your book was hard enough, now you have to market it? Oh man… Never fear, here are 10 easy strategies to sell more copies of your book. 1. Create an author website Make sure you have an author website. It’s an absolute necessity if you want to establish an author platform that …

Indie Authors: Using Giveaways to Find New Readers and Sell More Books

A giveaway is a powerful tool that can help indie authors attract new readers. You can incentivize people to spread the word about your book through social media, sign up for your email list, and garner interest in your other books (which can lead to more sales). There are at least four big tools authors can use …

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Overcome Loss of Motivation

By Jade Parker We all have them, those days that it’s hard to crawl out from under the covers because we want the world to disappear. But the world continues and so must we. There are papers to write, bills to pay, and dreams to conquer. When I find motivation difficult, there are seven tips I …

Annotating and Having Fun With Data

Being able to share data in a number of different ways is one of the perks of living in the digital age. Warning: this post is for the fellow geeks out there. Annotation Online I'll start with sharing some cool annotation tools. According to Library Journal: Web annotations are an attempt to recreate and extend …

Guest Post: How the King Will Rule in 2018 (Content Marketing Trends)

By Varun Sharma Content being the king and Marketing its queen, together hand in hand they rule the entire kingdom. With passing time, they keep on changing their rules to maintain their authority. It becomes important for us to understand and adopt those changes so as to survive in this competitive world where Darwinian’s theory perfectly …

Indie Authors: What’s in a Book Cover?

It's well known that a good book cover is a key component of selling a book (aside from having a great story, of course). But with so many books out there for readers to choose from (especially now that indie authors as well as traditional publishers are now making high quality book covers of similar …