What is a book cover for? Arguably, it is there to stop you spilling tea on the words inside. But all too often a cover can be a barrier not just . . .
I firmly believe that Google is a girl – she knows everything! The problem with girls like Google is that because she’s so approachable and easy to . . .
First, many thanks to the owners of this blog for this opportunity to post some thoughts on selling a book. That is an issue that exercises the minds . . .
As an Indie Author, our two most precious resources are Time and Money – chances are, you don’t have a lot of either. But, when it comes to marketing, . . .
I think if you were to ask any indie writer, they would tell you writing is the easy part; selling their books is the greatest challenge. According to . . .
Synchronicity is not something I’ve ever believed in, I’m generally a much more practical person; I can’t ignore something that happened recently, . . .
Come closer, I'm going to tell you a secret; I lost my laptop to a tragic Pepsi Incident a few months ago and discovered I could survive just fine . . .
Shut up and Write. My oldest boy said something to that effect to me one day after I started a long-winded verbal story from my past. I’m not one to . . .
I’ve had the pleasure of reading some insightful blogs dealing with criticism and how to handle negative reviews right here on Navigating Indieworld. . . .
Though I'm not especially old, I definitely grew up in a different world. As a baby, I listened to records. Cassette tapes contained all my music as I . . .
CRITICISM. This word can strike fear into even the most experienced author. You put your heart into your work and developing your stories. The thought . . .
A few months ago, I got an interesting email from my subscription to the Jane Friedman Newsletter. It was about a new eBook Distributor that I had . . .
These days authors are doing it for themselves. And pulling out their hair while doing so. If you're an author that's interested in; editing your . . .
I’m sure most wordsmiths would agree – writing is really hard work. It’s not only takes time to learn about and hone one’s craft, but inevitably, some . . .
“If you’re gonna do it, do it live on stage. Or don’t do it all.” – Neil Fallon, Clutch I love negative reviews. I love trolls. I love people . . .
"Do I really need an author website?" Yes. Yes, you do. I know what you're thinking: "I have an Amazon author page. I'm on Goodreads 24/7! I use . . .
This is from advice I'd given a young aspiring author, I hope it helps others out there. You don't have to have money to promote your book. I . . .
It’s often said that writing is a lonely profession, that can feel even more true when you are on a self-publishing endeavour. Many people have . . .
This is a subject another author brought up recently and as it turned out, not only was it NOT just her, it appeared to be something ALOT of authors . . .
Even as a very young child, the activity I enjoyed most was making up stories and writing them down. . . .
I became a published author almost a year ago now. Like many indie authors I took advantage of the wonderful opportunity that Amazon offers us and . . .
As indie authors, one of the things we all want is for people to read our work. . . .
I wanted to share my perspective of what it's like to be a new author on the scene. . . .
Reviews—they can have you smiling on cloud nine for an entire week, or cause a dreadful sigh heard around the world. . . .
As if typing and arranging 50k+ words isn’t challenging enough, writers must learn to face a variety of fears. . . .
When someone asks, “How do I find an editor?” the real question is this: How do I find the right editor for ME? . . .
There were more than a couple of hurdles to bulldoze my way through when I decided to publish my first book. . . .
I wrote Captain No Beard on a Sunday night. Monday my son took me shopping. Not for shoes or clothes, he took me shopping for an illustrator. . . .
OK, so you finished your book at last. You always look back on it self critically and think - yeah, it's good, but is it good enough? . . .
There I sat in front of a computer screen with my finger hovering above the left click button. I had spent over a year writing and illustrating. . . .
My WIP (Work-In-Progress) is currently in the hands of some new betas, so I wanted to take a moment to talk about where to find beta readers and why . . .
My first book "Starburst" is out with several readers for a review. Did I state that correctly? I'm not sure. . . .
At first, I thought it would be simple. Edit my book, get a cover design, publish it on Amazon. Then I started researching it. . . .