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,...
Self Publishing 101 Review by Mark Dawson

Self Publishing 101 Review by Mark Dawson

Continuing our focus on Self Publishing courses, we look at Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing 101. This extensive course has established itself as the high watermark for launching your author publishing business. As with Mark’s other main course, Ads for...
Affiliate Marketing for Authors

Affiliate Marketing for Authors

There are various ways authors can boost their income besides book sales. As well as premium products, many authors can add additional income streams with affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is the recommendation of other products or services where you earn a...
Getting Started with Book Advertising

Getting Started with Book Advertising

You’re finally done it – you’ve sat down and written your first (or fiftieth) book. Congratulations! You’ve officially joined the ranks of the elite “published authors club”. However, unless you’re already a well-known author, you might find that your books aren’t...
Ads for Authors Course Review 2022

Ads for Authors Course Review 2022

Update: Ads for Authors has closed its doors until later in 2022 Mark Dawson’s Ads for Authors course for Self-Published authors has been around for a good five or six years now and like Mark’s other courses, has a reputation for high quality and excellent...
Your Author Publishing and Writing Plan 2022

Your Author Publishing and Writing Plan 2022

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash A new year and new, or perhaps old, writer plans beckon. Naturally, this time of year is perfect for setting out what you want to achieve as a writer/author/publisher in the year ahead. What is your main goal this year? To start a...
Social Media for Authors: Choosing “The Right” Platforms

Social Media for Authors: Choosing “The Right” Platforms

Stepping into the world of social media can be daunting for an author, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have a smartphone or access to the internet, there’s a good chance you’re active on at least one platform – and it’s likely the same goes for your reader base. A...
Why participate in NaNoWriMo?

Why participate in NaNoWriMo?

Every year, thousands of authors across the world are getting ready to write a novel in just one month during November. National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo as it is known, is a collective marathon in self-discipline where people around the world aim to write a...
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Indie or Traditional Publishing: Which is the right route?

For anyone intent on getting published, the sheer number of solutions available to you today can be highly surprising. However, for the most part, two solutions are commonly looked at. We shall them the ‘Indie’ route and the ‘Traditional’ route. Indie publishing is...