NetGalley – What It Is and How It Works

NetGalley is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers may obtain and read books BEFORE they are published. The term ‘Professional Readers’ equates to bloggers, book reviewers, booksellers, educators, journalists, and librarians. The private, individual, reader should therefore not be put off, provided they do publish reviews (on, book retail pages, social media, … More NetGalley – What It Is and How It Works

Blog Tours – What They Are and How to Set One Up

In traditional publishing it used to be normal, and expected, authors would tour their home country and perhaps others, with news of their latest release. These tours comprised various public engagements in which the author would speak on: some topic from the book; their writing habits; where their inspiration came from; the writing life; etc. … More Blog Tours – What They Are and How to Set One Up

8 Editing Processes

Many authors, probably the majority, find the prospect of editing their own work frustrating and intimidating. Of course, if the resources are available, the best option is to employ a professional editor. Even then, authors should have undertaken some self-editing prior to despatching the manuscript. There are various elements to editing and it is important … More 8 Editing Processes

Smashwords Book Marketing Guide by Mark Coker

Marketing, no matter the business or person, is always a challenge. This is even more so for independent (indie) authors who, initially at least, have never been exposed to such a world. Consequently, anything that provides quality insight into it is very welcome. The author, Mark Coker, is the founder of Smashwords, a publishing and … More Smashwords Book Marketing Guide by Mark Coker

Amazon Anti-Manipulation Policy for Customer Reviews – Update

  !!! IMPORTANT!!! This should be read in conjunction with the previous article Why Amazon is Removing Reviews the content of which remains relevant.     Undoubtedly, though it remains a topic of discussion for some, product reviews can be influential in shopper decisions. As a result, many producers, including authors, are, and have been … More Amazon Anti-Manipulation Policy for Customer Reviews – Update

Your Perspective

What is your primary perspective when visiting this website and integrated blog? It will help the website administrator if they knew what your primary perspective is for following or visiting this website and integrated blog. To this end a simple survey has been prepared. It will only take a few seconds to complete it. You … More Your Perspective