Black Friday deals for writers (huge list: 2021)

Black Friday deals for writers (huge list: 2021)

It’s nearly the end of a long year. If you weren’t as productive as you wanted to be, don’t worry about it! But now might be a good time to start using the clean slate of a new year to set goals and level up your author career. The good news is, publishing success is The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted castle...

Book Design & Marketing Bundle

Book Design & Marketing Bundle

Hey there, I’m Derek Murphy – I started this site to help creative people start profitable freelance businesses, but most of my traffic comes from indie authors who want to learn how to DIY their book design and sell more books with innovative marketing. I’ve posted case studies on how I’ve built massive email lists,

Sell more work, without selling out

Sell more work, without selling out

Hi there! I started this blog nearly a decade ago, after years as a starving artist and failed author. I realized that creativity is worthless if it isn’t providing value – an ideology many creatives are shy to embrace (and even actively cautioned against by others in the field). Though some of my views are

Fantastic Journey ā€“ from Blog to Book

Fantastic Journey ā€“ from Blog to Book

How to Make the Dream Come True Every journey begins with a single step. Derek Murphy helped me navigate and overcome the obstacle course between me and my destination of becoming a successful Indie fantasy author. We met online after Iā€™d completed my first medieval fantasy novel. I was lurking around his website, CreativIndie. As The 3...