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Finding Unbiased Beta Readers for Your Manuscript

by Cyle Young @CyleYoung<p>Last year, I wrote a series of short stories. I wanted to self-publish them in order to build my newsletter mailing list, but …

103 - 10 Common Author Homepage Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:26 — 29.8MB) |<p>Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | RSS | More<p><b>Why You Should …

Web Design

How to Write a Pitch Editors Will Want to Publish

<i>The Write Life wants to help you get better at pitching! We’ve compiled our best tips into a simple, printable checklist for you to use time and time</i> …

Writing

Writing Scene Breaks and Transitions that Develop Story

Scene breaks and transitions allow us to experience things happening in different places and times, and to different characters. Writing good scene …

Writing

Pilot Custom 912 with Music Nib Fountain Pen Review

• Review Ink: Robert Oster Fire and Ice<br>• Review Paper: Various<p>Specs:<p><b>Description:</b> A flat ended, medium-large sized pen from Japan with a stubby music</b> …

Shopping

Ink Review: Montblanc Mile Davis Jazz Blue

Montblanc Miles Davis Jazz Blue (30ml bottle for $19) was one of those inks I picked up on a whim after I had one of those “fear of missing out” …

Jazz

The Super-Flex and the Nail

When I came back to fountain pens it wasn’t long before I found flex and I loved it. It made my handwriting look good and it gave an extra dimension …

Writing

David Chesson: How to Launch a Book on Kindle

Check this great interview of Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur by David Bain of Digital Marketing Radio.<p>Kindle Marketing Tips<p>Build your street team as …

Getting The Most Out Of Your Virtual Book Tour

So you’ve self-published your book and now are ready to attack the marketing part of your venture. Authors who go the traditional route are lucky in …

Is Your Book Very Marketable?

This may seem like a simple question. But often people don’t know how to answer it.<p>Let me help you really figure out if your book is truly …

Brian G. Johnson: On Creating a YouTube Channel Worth Following

In the video below, Brian G. Johnson describes how Nick Nimmin has grown his YouTube following fast!<p>In an extensive evaluation of Nick Nimmin’s …

3 Ways to Use Hashtags as Authors

By Frances Caballo<p>Hashtags seem to be everywhere these days. You can find them on billboards, in ads, and as promotions for athletic games.<p>I remember …

Google+

Why Should Writers Blog Today? Points to Consider

<b>Guest Post by Cynthia Clampitt</b> <br>Much of the discussion about blogs these days is about monetizing them. Pity—because monetizing a blog is not only …

Lamy Vista Review

Lamy Vista is basically the Safari but in a clear, demonstrator version. It’s hard not to love a demonstrator. If you’re into fountain pens, the …

Want to attract readers? Create social media content that resonates

Do you want to attract readers for your books?<p>I had that idea in mind when I read an article on <i>Adweek</i>‘s site last week — “3 tips for creating …

Publishing

How Safe Is Your Most Valuable Writing Asset? | WTD

Shares 1<p>We’ve all been there.<p>You’re trying to cast off procrastination, start writing and have a gloriously productive hour, day or weekend.<p>But …

Sunday Roast

Avoid the 30% Tax Withholding for Non-US Self Publishers

5 Easy Steps to Avoid the 30% Tax Withholding for Non-US Self Publishers<p>US Tax Law requires that US-based companies like Amazon KDP, Smashwords, …

Publishing

When You Feel Awkward Promoting Your New Book, Remember Glory!

by Lucinda Secrest McDowell @LucindaSMcDowel<p>As you read today’s blog I am knee-deep in launching a new book. With all that entails. Including the …

You Can’t Write it All: How to Avoid Side Hustle Burnout

Please, inspirational quote on Instagram. Remind me that Beyonce and I get the same number of hours in each day.<p>Oh please, internet guru. Remind me …

Writing

8 Ways To Balance A Writing Career While Making Family A Priority

<i>by</i> Bryan Hutchinson | Leave a Comment<p>Note: This is a guest post by Lisa Hall-Wilson, she’s an award-winning freelance journalist and author. She …

Productivity

What writers should know about taxes

Taxes, record-keeping, and keeping track of deductions don’t always come naturally to writers. This post, written by tax professional Andrew Stern, …

Personal Finance

4 Ways To Use Instagram To Market Your Books

<i>I've only recently started using Instagram (JFPennAuthor) but I'm increasingly finding it a fun social media platform to use. I enjoy posting images</i> …

Social Media Marketing

5 Reasons Why You Should Be a Social Media Minimalist

By Chris Syme<p>There’s something inside all of us that says when we do less, we get less in return. More work means more return, right? Not when it …

Social Media Marketing

What's More Important: Author Websites or Social Media?

In 2013, I observed a conversation on Twitter where a publisher said they didn’t believe in author websites “for a lot of authors”—that social was a …

Publishing

The Psychology Behind Good Book Cover Design

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we all do it. Covers are like that first handshake between strangers; there’s a right and a …

Publishing

Want to Get More Readers? Get Rid of your Subscription Popup!

<i>Popups proliferate like Tribbles, but they’re not as cute.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>Studies tell us the popup is the most hated form of marketing on the Web. A …

Writing

Book Promo Sites

<b>Crosbie’s List of Book Promo Sites</b><p>I’ve used most of these sites at one time or another. Some of them are free, others have free and paid services. …

Publishing

How Do Authors Develop A Tagline That Sells Books?

Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer. You can follow him on Twitter …

Hyphens, Em Dashes, En Dashes—Everything You Need to Know

I read on a grammar blog recently that “…the em dash is named after its length—it’s about the same width as the capital letter M.”This is a common …

Grammar

Encourage Conversation on Your Blog with These 7 Tips

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson<p>Blogging is a great way to build relationships with your audience.<p>But a lot of people forget that, just like building …