People learn in different ways, which means that your readers might not be fully grasping your writing. Instead of alienating some of your readership, learn how to write in a way that includes all learning types! Here’s how!
As a self-published author, you are your brand. This is especially true now that the Internet and social media are the main outlets for creating your image. You are accountable for everything you say online and everything you say online is a part of your brand. This can seem scary and might make you never [Read More…]
Many people were disappointed when Amazon removed text-to-speech features in their Kindle ebook readers, but the company has now announced that it’s Amazon Echo device will reintroduce the feature. This comes as a welcome surprise. Amazon Echo is a small, Internet-connected device that provides you with information when you talk to it. It can also [Read More…]
Writing a query letter, especially for your nonfiction work, can be almost as challenging as writing your book! Learn how to draft the perfect query letter to an editor or a publisher with this in-depth guide!
Neal Thompson, the director of publishing and author relations for Amazon, is more ore less the sage of the self-publishing world. He knows all the ins-and-outs of the market and has a wealth of information regarding the process of publishing a book from start to finish. If you’ve ever had a question about publishing using [Read More…]
This week saw the biggest book publisher in the world, Penguin Random House, sell off its self-publishing division, which had taken the form of a branch called Author Solutions. Penguin Random House purchased Author Solutions in 2012 with the hope of competing in the self-publishing division, but a lack of overall growth in the industry [Read More…]
What makes a novel “great”? Is it something that can’t be quantified? Is it something that defies definition? Maybe, maybe not. Perhaps great writing is great because it doesn’t include anything that isn’t great. If that sounds more like a tongue-twister than writing advice, then read on to see exactly why it makes quite a bit of sense!
Amazon has announced a new feature that will allow people to embed ebook samples on sites other than Amazon. The feature will work in a similar fashion to Amazon’s Look Inside option, but will be extended to third-party sites instead of being limited to the Amazon listing page. This means that you will be able [Read More…]
If you’re a self-published author then you likely drafted up a pretty great resolution for 2016. However, coming up with the resolution is far easier than actually sticking with it. Data shows that only about 8% of resolutions are held until the end of the year. Make sure you’re part of that 8% by following [Read More…]
Turns out a huge portion of readers are actually listeners! New evidence shows that audiobooks are actually the fastest-growing sector in publishing. What implications does this have for you as a self-published author?