Today I decided I want to be traditionally published. Even though I like having the control of self-publishing. Even though I know I can earn more self-publishing. Even though my books routinely outrank and outsell traditionally published books. Even though I don’t need any help with editing, book design or book marketing. I want to be...
Getting more book reviews is a crucial step in the book marketing process for self-published authors. Not only do reviews provide social proof that your book is worth reading, but they can also help improve your book’s visibility on platforms like Amazon and Goodreads. Here are the steps and resources to help you get more
The Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing Self-Help and How-To Guides: A Step-by-Step Journey to Success
Every year, millions of readers turn to self-help and how-to guides seeking practical advice, personal development, and expert insights. Whether it’s mastering a new hobby, improving mental wellness, or enhancing professional skills, these books cater to a vast audience hungry for knowledge. For authors, this presents an exciting...
Oh, hey there, fellow writer! Laura here, and I’ve gotta say, there’s no better time to be an indie author or self-publisher. The internet is teeming with resources to make your author journey smoother, and guess what? A lot of them are free. Yep, that’s right. So, grab your favorite mug, fill it with something
I’m going through some of my old content and found some videos from when I was living the dream, writing and travelling full time with my wife. I thought I’d share them here because, well they’re pretty packed with content. I’m also trying a new thing, where I transcribe all the words from the video,
Let me tell you a secret: it’s not that difficult to hit #1 on Amazon with a well-structured book launch if you choose your categories well. I’ve done it dozens of times, and it can take as little as 20 sales to get your orange “bestseller” sticker. It might sound impressive, but it won’t put
Discover the best tips and tricks to beat writer’s block and boost your productivity We’ve all been there—staring at a blank page, struggling to find the right words or ideas. Writer’s block can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be a creativity killer. In this friendly, conversational guide, we’ll share the...
In 1953, Roald Dahl wrote a short story about an AI Writing tool called The Great Automatic Grammatizator. It used to be the stuff of impossible fiction, but in AI writing tools are here for real, and they’re probably already better than you expect. Dahl’s story is dystopian, and ends with creative writers signing away
I don’t usually do these but this is going to be a big year of changes, for everybody in all industries. Here are some things I’ve talked about recently that will definitely change everything in 2023. If you’re a writer (or hope to be), you should be paying attention… things may be much easier and
How to sell your book before you write it: writing a non-fiction book proposal that lands you a publishing deal and a big advance
If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a non-fiction book, you might be surprised to know that before penning a single word of your masterpiece, you can actually sell it. The magic wand that can make this happen? A killer book proposal. A non-fiction book proposal is your pitch to a publisher or literary agent. It
A common question I see on Facebook or in writing groups from newbie authors is, “How much can I expect to earn publishing my book?” This is a pretty easy question to answer, but it might discourage you. This is a long post, so let me quickly summarize some things: 1. most books don’t earn
I’ve had to push my preorder deadline multiple times; usually incurring a blanket account ban for 1 year. The first time or two, if you ask nicely, they might forgive you. But only if you can make a big fuss about it. But finally, they’ve allowed you to push your preorder back 30 days without