Post Publishing, Tips & Tricks

Paid Promos

Results will vary depending on genre, time of the year, if you're marketing a standalone vs series or full price, discounted, or freebie. I've covered some of my favorite resources for finding paid promos like this post by Kindlepreneur about sites to use to promote your free Amazon books. https://kindlepreneur.com/list-sites-promote-free-amazon-books/ The options listed there are… Continue reading Paid Promos

Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

Can A Writer Write Well Without Reading

This topic comes up in writing groups often enough that it puzzles me. I'm sure there are questions that spring to mind, but I want to focus on the pros of how reading helps you be a better writer. Exposes us to Different Writing Styles Creating an author's voice/writing style is something that natural evolves,… Continue reading Can A Writer Write Well Without Reading

Prepublishing, Traditional

Traditional Publishing & Hiring an Editor

This question gets asked a lot in writing groups— I plan on going traditional. Do I really need to hire an editor? This is a grey area. There is no "yes or no" response to it. So here are somethings to consider: Traditional publishing is a numbers game. An average agent/publisher (A/Ps) receive over a… Continue reading Traditional Publishing & Hiring an Editor

Prepublishing

Why You Shouldn’t Use Free Sites for Cover Photos

It's tempting to use sites like Pixabay and others, but it isn't always the best for commercial products (ie your book covers/ads). Licenses "Creative Commons" doesn't necessarily mean "commercially." These conditions might mean you can't alter the images, you have to provide a link and attribute the "creator," or that the image isn't usable in… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Use Free Sites for Cover Photos

Prepublishing, Traditional

Finding Agents and Publishers

While I'm mainly indie/self published oriented, I do have pieces that are traditionally published, and I work with dozens of publishers as their typesetter/interior formatter. Are you sure you're ready for querying agents and publishers? bit.ly/WwDOrders. Step 1—Materials Before you begin to query agents/publishers (A/Ps) you need to have somethings written and edited. Query Letter/Cover… Continue reading Finding Agents and Publishers

Tips & Tricks

Facebook Groups For Writers

As writers, we aim to keep the reader engaged and suspend their belief when able. To do this, we need to understand what would really happen and the assumptions that surround certain ideas. Here are some useful groups to help you hammer out those details. These next three groups have one rule in common—only professionals… Continue reading Facebook Groups For Writers