5 Healthy Habits of Successful Authors

5 Healthy Habits of Successful Authors

By Sian Toop There is some debate between scientists on how long it really takes to form a new habit, with answers varying between 18 to 254 days. Yet, the new year is a great time to take stock of what we want to achieve and inevitably, if we set a goal, it means...
New Year, New Author: Setting Writing Goals for 2023

New Year, New Author: Setting Writing Goals for 2023

By Sian Toop As much as we all love writing, it doesn’t always come easy. But setting achievable writing goals can really help you to focus and stop you from staring at a blank page, at a loss of where to begin. By setting small writing goals, we break down the...
Lead Magnet Ideas for Non-Fiction Authors

Lead Magnet Ideas for Non-Fiction Authors

We all love to get things for free, right? As an author, selling your books is the end goal and to sell your books, you need an audience interested in reading them. Building up a strong readership is crucial as an author: you want a following who are eager to get...
Lead Magnet Ideas for Fiction Authors

Lead Magnet Ideas for Fiction Authors

As a fiction writer, you know getting as many new readers as possible is essential. But what’s the best way to get them?One great way is to offer a lead magnet. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading this post, you’ll have some great ideas to...
Selling Your Books Direct

Selling Your Books Direct

Indie authors should consider selling their books directly to readers and there are advantages in this approach as detailed below. One of the clear advantages in selling direct are higher royalties than the Amazon 70% rate and especially on 99c price tag where you...
Self Publishing Show 2022 Report

Self Publishing Show 2022 Report

I was fully hyped and primed for the second SPS at the South Bank Centre in London this year. A meeting of author minds was long overdue; this one didn’t disappoint. It was a superb opportunity to hear inspirational and informative presentations from Indie authors and...
Nick Stephenson’s Your First 10k Readers Review

Nick Stephenson’s Your First 10k Readers Review

Your First 10k readers is a comprehensive advanced course by Nick Stephenson to help authors get their first 10k readers, naturally, and grow their audience. Many authors gain success through self publishing their books as proven from the testimonials and results of...
Best Self-Publishing Courses 2023

Best Self-Publishing Courses 2023

The self-publishing industry is at an all-time high as more and more authors see it as a legitimate way to get their books in front of those who really matter; their readers. Getting your work published takes many steps, from writing the book to covering design,...
The complete guide to beta reading for authors

The complete guide to beta reading for authors

As a self-published or indie author, there’s a lot to cover. From writing and editing the book, to getting it published. But above all, you need to be sure your book resonates with your audience. This is where beta readers step in. Beta reading is a part of the...
Start writing that book

Start writing that book

By Jerry Holliday The seeds of my first novel (or novella as it is under 50k words), False Flag, began when I was travelling in the early 90s and turned out to be quite different from the final version in terms of plot. The original had my protagonist, Frank Bowen,...