Indie Authors: Organization and Writing Tips

As an indie author treating writing as a business, it's important to stay on top of deadlines and to always work on improving your craft. Organizing Your Time To that end, Duolit has provided a helpful free monthly planner for authors. The idea is that to-do lists can be too daunting, and if you schedule …

Advertisements

Guest Post: Ebook Promotion Tips, How to Attract and Engage Readers

By Athar Majeed To expose your ebook to many readers as possible, here are some creative ideas to promote it. Just like its paper counterpart, an ebook requires effective promotion strategies to reach the readers. Frankly speaking, no matter how great and informative your book is, it would serve its purpose only if it gets into …

Creating a Plot and Other Writing Tips

Writing takes skill, we all know that. But what are some ways you can hook your readers and make them want to keep reading? Plot Having a strong plot can not only keep readers entertained, but also make it easier to write the story in the first place. John Dufresne on Writer's Digest writes in "How to …

Social Media Tips and Tricks

Social media platforms (and online platforms in general) are constantly changing. Here are a few new features and tips: Pinterest Pinterest now has a more ways of shopping via the platform. Pins now have pricing and stock information, and have links that go directly to the retailer's site. These Product Pins are also more discoverable …

10 Audiobooks to Read This Holiday Season (A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes Blog Tour)

Happy November, fellow readers! We’re in the middle of holiday season, which probably means lots of traveling, and also getting ready for traveling. One great way to help you prepare, and to help you relax while you’re traveling, is to listen to audiobooks. And that’s why I’m participating in the “A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes” …

Authors and Publishing

If you're serious about publishing, you'll treat it as a business. That holds true if you decide to go the traditional publishing route or they self-publishing route. Kristen Lamb has a great post about the odds of author success, where she talks about putting in the hard work to develop discipline, write and edit the …

Guest Post: How to Make Professional Looking Covers for Your Ebooks with DesignCap

By Rita Fong Self publishing is now getting easier than ever. Here the question arises: how do you make your ebook stand out from massive others? As an old Chinese saying goes, Clothes make the man. An eye-catching ebook cover will help you to hook people to read. But here is another question you need to …

Storytelling and Marketing with Videos

There are many ways to tell stories, and to market your work. One way I've been toying around with recently is video. Here's an example of a video I made for my I Know Dino channel: In the future, I may add some audio narration. At the time, I was thinking people would only be …

An Interview with Jack Woodville London, Author of Children of a Good War

Jack Woodville London is the author of Children of a Good War. Read on for his interview. Eleanor Hastings knew from experience that some bombs lie buried for decades before blowing up to hurt someone. Now, forty years after World War II, a cache of faded wartime letters is discovered in a cellar, causing Eleanor's …

Media Kits and Author Websites

When it comes to marketing, it pays to have a strategy. According to Content Marketing Institute, you should build systems, figure out goals, and streamline your processes.  One way to do this is by building an author website. But before you do that, you'll want to determine your target audience. Your Writer Platform has a …