The Science of Writing and Reading

It's been a while since I've written any posts related to science on here. There are some really cool articles that have come out, specifically about books. (Hint: Books are good for your health, and can even improve your memory, according to Bustle.) Reading and Your Brain According to the Daily Mail, scientists have found that …

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Marketing and Promoting Your Book

The most successful indie authors have marketing plans for their books or series. Generally, when you are launching a book or promoting a book, you want to have a plan in place 4-6 weeks in advance. Part of the plan is figuring out which sites you can use to promote your book. Self Publishing Review …

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 …

The Latest Trends in Publishing

There's a lot of interesting trends going on in the publishing industry, and some pretty cool new content. Below is a list that breaks it down: Trends and News in Publishing "Indie Authors: Are We Ready for Self-Publishing 3.0? Part 1." on Self Publishing Advice Center "The Rise of the Fidget Spinner and the Fall …

77 Tips and Tools for Promoting Your Book

I love a good list, and I've been collecting links again. This time, it's a collection of resources that can help you promote your book. Promotion Tools "19 Favorite Tools for Content Promotion in 2017" on Content Marketing Institute "Book Marketing & PR Toolkit" on Book Marketing Buzz Blog "Author Marketing Checklist" on Author Marketing …

Selling Your Book in Physical Stores

There are many ways for indie authors to sell their books online, but it's not as clear how indie authors can sell their books in stores. It is possible though, you just have to get creative. Book Business, for example, gives a list of third party operators, which manage cultural attractions and park services. Books …

Thinking About Design

Good design can mean the difference between someone purchasing your product/book and passing on it. There's a lot of emphasis on UX/UI design now, and the concepts can be applied to anything you sell. Design and Words "9 simple but powerful UX writing tips for designers" on Medium: Make clear lists, scannable content, and links …

Guest Post: 5 Money-Saving DIY Design Tricks for Self-Publishers

You decided to put your thoughts to paper and have a manuscript that you deem worthy of publication. However, you do not want to pay a company to use expensive and proprietary software to make your book stand out among the rest of the books on a book store shelf or on Amazon. Here are …

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 …

What Indie Authors Can Learn From Other Industries

As an indie author, it can be fun (and helpful) to learn about what's going on in other industries. Joe Wikert outlined on DBW what publishers can learn from the podcast model, by offering easy subscriptions (which could arguably be similar to subscribing to blogs or newsletters), delivering content on a regular schedule, and delivering …