Indie Authors: Researching Your Books

When writing books, there are a lot of things you can research. What genre should you write in (if you don't already have a preference)? How can you attract readers? Who are your target or ideal readers? What should your book title be? Below is a list of resources that can help answer those questions: …

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A Look at the Romance Genre and Publishing

Romance is a huge genre in publishing. So many success stories, especially of indie authors, are around romance writers. It's also a really interesting genre to watch, because it's one of the genres with the most experimentation going on. With that in mind, here are a few romance-related articles that recently caught my eye. History …

Indie Authors: Writing a Series

Writing a¬†good book takes a lot of effort, between the outlining and plotting, researching, drafting, editing, proofing, and then publishing. But writing a series takes at least a bit more planning from the beginning. I've been thinking about this more, since I started working on my first series, Dinosaur Wars. And, as usual, I've found …

BEA Day 2: Book Country

Book Country is an online community for writers of romance, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, and mystery novels. The name gives the website a sense of being a real place. The site opened its beta site to the public one month ago, and already it has 2,500 users. That's a lot, especially considering the site is run …