Publishing

5 Common Writing Problems and How to Fix Them

Writing is a skill that you can always improve.<p>Writing is a skill that you can always improve. Whether you are a seasoned copywriter or a marketer who dabbles in writing now and again, you need to keep working on your writing technique. The good news is that improving your writing is often not a …

Small Business

8 Basic Skills Writers Should Obtain - Jennifer Olson

January 16, 2017 / jenolson / 0 Comments<p>Good writers are those that constantly write. Think of a writer as being a pro athlete. The athlete has …

Writing

Writing Memoir? Think Outside the Book!

<i>Book length memoir is a hard sell, but short essays can be a goldmine.</i><p>Memoir is the most popular genre at any writers’ conference, and the most …

3 Tips To Inspire Young Writers - Theresa's Reviews

Childhood is one of the most creative times in a person’s life. Without the time constrictions on free time that adults have, children can write …

Parenting

Q&A with Pronoun: An Increasingly Competitive Ebook Distributor | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

From Jane Friedman:<p>Do you remember the digital publishing startups Vook? Booklr? Byliner?<p>All of these services/companies have been folded into an …

eBooks

Everyday Writing Resolutions for Self-Publishers

Over the holidays I’ve been sequestered in the writing cave. It’s been productive; in fact I finished the final installment of a trilogy I’ve been …

Productivity

How To Be a Book Reviewer (For Pay!): 6 Easy Steps

1<p>First, Act Like a Book Reviewer: Review Books, A LOT<p>Being a paid book reviewer likely sounds like a plum job for many writers, who generally love …

5 Things I’ve Learned by Writing Every Day

I started writing daily to prove to myself that I could. Along the way, I learned a few things that surprised me.<p>5 things I’ve learned by writing …

Writing

Does Goodreads Care More About Clicks Than Truth?

Over a year ago, I contacted Goodreads to let the managers of the site know that the top quotation they list by George Eliot is bogus:<p><b>It is never too late to be what you might have been.</b><p>Yes, you've seen it attributed to Eliot everywhere: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, t-shirts, kitchen magnets, …

George Eliot

How to launch a book on zero budget | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onJanuary 21, 2017 in Book Promotion & Marketing, Running An Author Business<p><i>Continuing our theme of partnership on the ALLi blog this month,</i> …

Book Publishing

How To Use Medium To Promote Your Author Brand

What is Medium?<p>Medium is a site where you can share your writing with more sophisticated and dedicated readers than you might find on other social …

Digital Media

Hi, I’m a Book Addict

I’m going to make a distinction that might not be universally accepted. A bookworm is a person who compulsively reads books. A book addict is a …

Book Publishing

Secrets to writing a classic children's book - Jennifer Olson

Secrets to writing a classic children’s book<p>January 13, 2017 / jenolson / 0 Comments<p>What were your favorite books as a child? One of my favorites to …

Great writers, separated by language no epoch, have this in common.

Leo Tolstoy – one of the world’s great writers<p>What makes <b>great writers</b> great? I’ve ruminated on this topic before, but the subject is so fascinating …

Books

A self-publishing role model: Susanne O'Leary | Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onJanuary 22, 2017 in Member Interviews<p>Writer of popular novels – Susanne O’Leary Photograph : Fergal Shanahan<p><i>An inspiring interview with Irish</i> …

This Is What You Need to Know About Writing at Niume, 13 Users Share

Do you write about topics that are pleasing to you or your readers?<p>I try to do both.<p>When I wrote about Niume, the site that shares its revenue with …

Digital Media

Joe's Got a Movie Blog

Those of you who have been paying attention have probably been wondering why I've only done two blog posts in the last six months.<p>It's because there …

Movies

5 Reasons writers should use Pinterest

5 Reasons To Use Pinterest<p>January 9, 2017 / jenolson / 0 Comments<p>Pinterest is still a new type of social network. Users pin items and can comment on …

Internet Marketing

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy<p>The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is an inter-professional organisation with over …

Medicine

Take Five: Brunonia Barry and The Fifth Petal

It’s our pleasure to introduce you to New York Times bestselling author and regular Writer Unboxed contributor Brunonia Barry’s latest novel. The …

Salem

10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When They Write a Book

You have a story to tell. Tell it, profitably.<p>Books can make, break or elevate a brand. For an entrepreneur, a book is the ultimate business card and a creative way to expand your voice. Most of all, publishing a book is a powerful way to share your story and expertise in a way that can change …

Entrepreneurship

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Fog

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, …

Flash Fiction

What Writers Talk About When They Talk About Money

Few topics of conversation are more taboo than money. Okay, maybe politics, but still, money is a particularly fraught topic of discourse. And this is particularly the case when it comes to the money earned by those in creative fields. There's myriad reasons as to why that is, but perhaps none is …

Creativity

How to Sell Books Long Term: What Worked for Me

<i>As promised in her first post, we've invited BookWorks' Book of the Week author Carole P. Roman back to share how she and her son, Michael Phillip</i> …

Book Publishing

The Bad News About E-books

In a keynote address delivered at the opening of last week’s Digital Book World conference in New York City, Jonathan Stolper, senior v-p and global …

Jacob Polley: ‘If I’m writing a poem, I should be kept busy doing anything other than writing’

The TS Eliot prize winner on distractions, idleness and the art of forgetting<p>Read Every Creeping Thing by Jacob Polley<p>When my days were all nearly all my own, I used to keep to a routine. Turn up at the page. Achieve something, a little something, before the afternoon crept in with interesting …

Poetry

These Writing Hacks From Stephen King Will Immediately Improve Your Success

<b>See how you can use the tips and tricks that helped King sell over 350 million books.</b><p>Whether you’re trying to become the next top blogger, or just …

Writing

The 20 Best Books For Bloggers In 2017

Are you a blogger or someone thinking about starting a blog? Do you need inspiration, motivation, and information to follow your dreams?<p>Are you …

Content Marketing

Little Pickle Press: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Little Pickle Press is a publisher in the process of re-branding to become March 4th, INC. This name change might have something to do with the fact …

Controversial e-book sales tactic banned in Canada

Apple Inc.’s long legal struggle over alleged anti-competitive e-book pricing took another turn on Friday as the company joined a consent agreement with Canada’s Competition Bureau that will ban a controversial sales tactic for three years.<p>Three of Canada’s four major book publishers – Hachette …

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