How Hard is it to Get a Book Published?

There are no guarantees you’ll land a publishing deal, but there are plenty of things you can do to increase your chances. So, how hard is it to get a book published? Well, it depends on a number of variables.   Many authors dream of signing with a major publisher. And even though we here […]

How to Choose Amazon KDP Keywords for Your Books

Choosing the right keywords for your eBook and printed book is crucial to its success. Book and author SEO are key parts of your online book marketing strategy. When people search for books on Amazon, the platform uses keywords to match relevant results to their queries. Studies show that the top 3-4 search results—often determined […]

How to Find an Illustrator for a Children’s Book

Illustrations and children’s books go hand-in-hand. From board books to middle-grade novels, illustrations are essential. Unless you’re aiming for a novelty hit like The Book with No Pictures, the importance of illustrations in your book can’t be overstated. If you’ve written a children’s book but can’t draw, how do you find an illustrator who will […]

How to Get Good Writing Feedback from Beta Readers

Getting feedback on writing is as essential to the writing process as breathing is to living. But unlike breathing, we don’t need feedback to survive, even though it often feels that way. The challenge comes when writers venture into the uncharted territory of requesting “feedback” without a clear plan, direction, or expectations. This can lead […]

Printed Books 101: How to Prepare Graphic Files for Book Printing, Pt. 1

You want your books to appear great when they’re printed, right? You need to deliver your printer manuscript files that are in perfect condition if you want that high-quality print.   If you’re wondering how to prep your manuscript files to make sure your printed books come out perfect, read these instructions carefully. Make sure […]

How to Promote A Book on Goodreads

Perhaps the most significant social media platform for independent writers is Goodreads. The platform makes book discovery, community involvement, and author-reader interaction easier. Nothing else comes close to having over 65 million members and 30,000 new reviews every day. In short, if you’re an author, you need to be there, and more importantly, you need […]

How to Start a Children’s Book

Many authors consider trying their hand at writing children’s books — especially authors who are parents reading children’s books for the first time since they were kids. That’s how I got started writing children’s books. I remember reading a picture book to my son and thinking, “Oh, come now. I can do better than this.” […]

A Writers’ Guide to Self-editing Fiction

The sense of completion, wonder, and elation when you finish the first draft of your story is often followed by a deep sense of uncertainty. Is it any good? What needs work? What happens next? Whether you are considering traditional or self-publishing, you want to ensure your story is the best it can be before […]

Making the Most of Print On Demand, Part 2

All You Need to Know About Book Pre-Sales Welcome back to our Print On Demand series! In this part, we’re talking about book pre-sales and why they’re crucial for your book’s success. In Part 1 of “Making the Most of Print On Demand,” we covered the basics, including a sample timeline and discussions about inventory […]

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