“All you need to be a writer is a pen and paper,” is something you might say if you’re one of those smug savants who can just sit down and write an entire novel longhand. But for the rest of us? Well, we can take all the help we can get....
Is the rise of podcasts a threat to authors? Ian Small, head of Audiobooks.com, offers honest answers to this ominous question and more.
Anyone producing a digital book or setting up an ISBN may come across the acronym BISAC. If you’re wondering what a BISAC code actually is, author Sharon Anderson offers some answers.
Audiobook expert Michele Cobb offers a guide to making your audiobook dream a reality. Follow these 15 tips to make the experience smooth and produce quality results.
Most successful people credit reading, in some capacity, as a factor in their success. Certainly, the 18 extraordinary people we profile in the infographic below have publicly expressed how beneficial reading has been for them.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) makes your web site easy for readers to find. Digital marketing expert Perry Moore offers four basic tactics any author can use to drastically improve the visibility and searchability of their website—so their book sales can rise.
Do you shy away from such intellectual stuff as your book's central theme? We made understanding "themes" easy in a fun infographic that shows how a book’s themes are understood using Hemingway's iceberg analogy.
You can visit a new country in person or you can travel there in a book. Our latest infographic shows the most iconic books set in 150 countries around the world. How many of these books have taken you to faraway places?
When customers are fascinated by a book cover, they click to buy. A cover must be appealing both physically and digitally. Perry Moore defines the reasons a book cover sells—does your cover fit the bill?
I’ve put words on the page since I can remember. Not great words at first, mind you, but words, nevertheless. You could say I’ve been in the relentless pursuit of telling story in a meaningful, engaging, awesome way before I knew how to spell. I am, as it turns out, a...
The public library might not be top of mind when broadening your digital publishing reach, but it should be, according to literary agent Gordon Warnock. His report from the ALA Annual Conference shatters stereotypes about libraries and shows you how this public resource can help your writing career.
Where are ebook sales headed? Which countries spend most hours reading? Which populations are considered the most “literate”? Our infographic tells all.
You're done with your manuscript, but you’re not finished yet! Writing is not the same as publishing. Author Sharon Anderson shares her insights on how to shift from writer to publisher. ...
From sites that inspire to tools for creating your final ebook design, Sophie Knowles offers a list of the tools and resources every author needs.
Before you plan a range of individual marketing activities, spend some time building your loyal fan base (LOFABA). Maria Salomão-Schmidt is an author with an MBA. She explains why you should focus on your fan base first—and how to develop a fan base at every stage of the sales cycle.
Authors who create their own online book clubs can expand their reader base and make their books more discoverable. Candide Kirk shows you how to create a reading club that inspires fan loyalty.
Ebook conversion expert Jens Troger began with the simple idea of creating a software program to automate the workflow. One question led to another, leading to a long and powerful journey. Here's his story.