Shelfari, a popular social network for book-lovers, is being swallowed up by Goodreads. Amazon is the owner of Shelfari, but the company also scooped up Goodreads in 2013, which is a service that offers nearly identical offerings as Shelfari. Amazon has done very little to infuse new life into Shelfari over the years so it [Read More…]
4,000 books are self-published each day. That means that a potential reader needs to find a needle in a haystack if they want to find your book. Discoverability is one of the biggest challenges that self-published authors have to face. Even if your book is found, most books online rarely break 100 sales. If you [Read More…]
Being an author is no walk in the park. It takes discipline, struggle, and sacrifice to accomplish. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but it’s the truth. Read on to find out what you’ll need to do if you want to truly live the life of an author!
Tips for setting the right price for your book based on its genre and the goals of the author
Being a writer means spending lots of time working on a computer, which can result in some serious hand and wrist pain. How often do you need to stop typing to massage a cramp out of your hand or wrists? Some of the best ways to mitigate damage to your hands and wrists is to [Read More…]
Want to create the strongest version of your manuscript? Then you’ll need all the feedback you can get! Here are the best ways to find trustworthy, valuable beta readers to give you fresh insights into your work!
There are more outlets than ever for advertising your book thanks to social media. However, understanding how to sell your book properly on a platform like Facebook isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Author David Penny learned this the hard way when he started advertising his historical fiction novel on Facebook. However, his trial [Read More…]
One of the best technologies to come out of the ebook revolution was e-ink screens. They were crisp, clear, and felt far more like reading actual paper than any of the other screens on the market. They were set to make ebooks the de facto medium for the future of reading. Yet now e-ink e-readers [Read More…]
The revision stage is often the most challenging part of writing a novel. If you want to do it successfully without having it become a nightmare then you’ll need to distance yourself from the work and let your inner editor take center stage! Here’s how to do it!
Knowing how to market your book can leave you with lots of questions. If you’re going the social media route for book marketing then you should be aware of the fact that instagram is rapidly-becoming the top social network for advertising. The format is similar to a magazine and ads see a much-higher conversion rate [Read More…]