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,...
Self Publishing Launchpad Review by Mark Dawson

Self Publishing Launchpad Review by Mark Dawson

SP Launchpad not currently open? Take a look at alternatives in our Best Self-Publishing Courses review. Continuing our focus on Self Publishing courses, we look at Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Launchpad. This extensive course has established itself as the high...
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 2024

Ads for Authors Course Review 2024

The Learn Self Publishing 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 content. Ads for Authors typically opens its doors only...
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...