Guest Post: 28 Boring Words Alternatives—Improve Your Writing

By Jack Milgram Think about the last interesting conversation you had with a friend of yours. What made it so pleasant? Chances are, what made it so great was your friend’s relatively rich vocabulary. And no, we are not talking about snooty guys throwing obscure terminology at you. We are simply talking about people who …

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Guest Post: 5 reasons authors should create and sell an online course

Baidhurya Mani is the author of "How to sell online courses from your own website: A complete beginner’s guide." By Baidhurya Mani Selling online courses has changed the lives of so many individuals. I have worked with a number of online course creators and have seen how they have turned their expertise in yoga, health and nutrition, cyber …

Fun Tools for Authors

I do love a good list. Below are some tools that can help you as an author, whether you're looking to write, find books to read, research words, and more. Authors.me: Platform for connecting authors with agents and publishers. AZ Screen Recorder: An app that lets you record your Android screen. Beemgee: Tools for authors. …

Indie Authors: Book Sales and Other Income Strategies

As an author, there's a lot of things to consider when it comes to earning money. Some indie authors are able to earn a full time income, according to The Guardian and Russell Blake. Print sales are not the most lucrative, according to LG O'Connor, and print and ebook bundling doesn't always work out, according …

Marketing Books with Content

Content marketing is a powerful way to get readers interested in your brand. Here are some resources to help you figure out how best to create content that can help you sell your books: Planning Content "7 Ways to Stop Flailing with Your Content Marketing in 2017" on Content Marketing Institute "How to Write a …

Guest Post: Where to Find the Best New Authors; 5 Online Writing Communities To Explore

By Allison Phillips The environment is changing for authors. What once was thought to be a solitary pursuit is evolving into an interactive process with the introduction of new technology. As we move from the printed page to the screen, it invites readers and writers to engage and share the experience through online writing communities. Writers …

Editing Tips and Resources for Authors

When it comes to editing your book, authors have a lot of options. The first step is to self-edit. This can help cut down on costs later when you start working with a professional editor (which I highly recommend doing). Jane Friedman has a great post on how to write a book in three drafts. There's …

An Interview with Richard Billings, Founder of Leafless

The publishing industry is full of opportunity. Today, publishing startup Leafless, a digital distribution platform and publisher, is launching (after rebranding). Leafless aims to solve the problem of authors paying for reviews and honest reviews disappearing from sites like Amazon. Through Leafless, authors can give copies of ebooks to readers for reviews, and popular books …

Taking Stock of Industries Related to Book Publishing and How That Relates to the Future

Book publishers can learn a lot from their media counterparts. As the world becomes more connected, the lines between these industries is getting blurred. Keeping on top of trends then can be really helpful, in terms of getting ideas of what can be done and what to expect in the future. Here are a few headlines …

Writing and Sounds

When it comes to writing, people don't always think about the sounds that are involved. But sound is one of the senses you can write about and explore, in both fiction and non-fiction. Live Write Thrive has a great post on sounds in novels, called "The Sound of ... Sound in Novels." It describes different …