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Here Is a Comprehensive Timeline of Brangelina’s Relationship

View Slideshow<p>Brangelina, the last of our great celebrity portmanteaus, is no more. Earlier today, TMZ reported that Hollywood’s most beloved couple …

Cave art trove found in Spain 1,000 feet underground

MADRID (AP) — Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art.<p>Chief site archaeologist Diego Garate said Friday that an estimated 70 …

11 Reasons Indie Authors Need Social Media (And How to Get It Right!)

You’ve heard it a million times (or at least several hundred times): <b>Indie authors need to use social media as part of their online marketing …

How much money do writers make through selling books? by Gaia Amman (Gaia B Amman)

This post is about money, one of the dirty things people never want to talk about but think about constantly (just like sex.)<p>Originally posted by …

Fay Weldon: 'How I started a punch-up at the Booker'

Getting a book published used to be so easy – those were the days! Sherwyn Sexton, the hero of my new novel, <i>Before the War,</i> gets his first book …

Books

How Any Author Can Update Their Book Data on BookBub

Do you need to update the cover image of one of your books on BookBub? Or is there a book appearing on your BookBub Author Profile that was written …

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How to Become a Published Author to Build Your Business - Solopreneur Solutions, LLC

One way to promote your business is to add a blog to your website. You can use blog posts to introduce new products or services, explain how to …

Book Blurbs: March 2016

Here are some books I had the privilege of reading this past month and here are some initial thoughts about each one.<p>#1 – <i>Womanly Dominion: More Than</i> …

Top 50 Websites for Indie Authors

<b>Top 50 Websites for Indie Authors</b>If you thought writing your book was the hard part, what about developing your self-publishing career as an indie …

How I Got My Literary Agent: James Sie

<b>“How I Got My Agent”</b> is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring James Sie, author of STILL LIFE LAS …

How Much Does it Cost to Self-Publish a Book?

August 7, 2017 - Understanding Publishing - 68 Comments<p><i>Last updated: 04/30/2018</i><p>One of the questions we get asked most often at Reedsy is “What’s the …

Why You Should Take Your Book Publishing Contracts to a Lawyer

by Monica M. ClarkI am currently in talks with a small press about publishing my novel, and they finally gave me a book publishing contract!While I’m …

Yank Your Reader Into Your Story With a Great Opening Line

My mission as a book coach is to help writers write the best books they can, which means paying attention to:• the macro elements (the story or …

Writing Your First Book? How to Avoid Self-Publishing Regrets

Have you written a story you’re eager for the world to see? If you just typed the words “The End” you’re probably anxious to see your book in print</i> …

Writing

Q-and-A With The Book Designer - Self-Publishing Consultation

• Are you thinking about publishing your own book?<br>• Do you want to get in on this work-at-home business but don’t know how?<br>• Do you have a book you think …

The Convertible Cloud: Ebook Conversion Online

Previously, I’ve compared some of the computer apps that you can use to convert your manuscript into an ebook.This month I’ll talk about <i>online</i> …

Andrew Michael Hurley on how his debut novel The Loney took the publishing world by storm

<i>Andrew Michael Hurley tells Tim Martin how his debut novel became the publishing hit of the year</i><p>In the shrewdly competitive world of publishing and publicity, the story behind a novel is often as important as the story between its covers. Like superheroes, modern writers stalk through the media …

Books

JK Rowling honored by PEN for literary and humanitarian work

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling's passion for free expression is so strong it extends to someone she'd otherwise not care to discuss: Donald Trump.<p>Speaking Monday night before hundreds gathered for PEN America's annual gala at the American Museum of Natural History, the "Harry Potter" creator noted …

Successful Print, Ebook, and Audiobook Publishing with Amazon

Last week we introduced our new Amazon Success Toolkit, a collection of guidelines and productivity tools for publishers using CreateSpace, Kindle …

Book yourself a paper profit by investing in rare literary treasures

The main reason for buying a book should be the pleasure it brings – even if you are considering a purchase as a potential investment.<p>It can seem a …

Want to self-publish a bestselling book? Here's everything I've learned so far after writing five Amazon best-sellers.

Lately I’ve been receiving a bunch of e-mails, asking about how to write and self-publish a best-selling book. I’ve now published several books over …

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #68

Welcome to this issue of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. This issue is for May, 2016. We welcome your submissions on topics related to …

16 DIY Wall Planters Teach You How To Greenify Your Home

Indoor planters and gardens are an excellent method that allows us to add some green to our homes. Planters can be displayed in a lot of different …

Woodworking