Though United States of America (USA) citizens may find the topic interesting this article is primarily for NON-USA based authors. A large proportion of independent (indie) authors publish books through the utilisation of free software provided by USA based companies such as Amazon, Google Play, Smashwords, etc. Under USA tax legislation these companies are obliged … More USA Taxes & Authors
This is a reminder that the deadline for entry to the Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition is: Saturday 30 November 2019 Details of the competition and how to enter may be found in the previous notification: Book to Screen Opportunity – Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition All those who choose to enter are … More Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition- Deadline Approaching
The question of whether someone is an author or writer frequently crops up even though, due to modern day usage, it tends to be a superfluous enquiry. It is often posed by people new to publishing though, occasionally, it may also be raised by those who have already published something but remain confused about the … More Author or Writer?
Aspiring authors frequently, and occasionally even those who have already published, seek advice about which self-publishing site(s) they should consider using. Consequently, a survey Which E-Book Publishing Site? was recently conducted by this website, in which more established authors were asked to share their experience and preferences. The results follow: Question 1: Authors! If you have … More Preferred E-Book Publishing Site – Survey Results
It is difficult to do this book justice in a short review. It is indeed a remarkable and comprehensive aid, especially for those new to the writing world. Note ‘writing world’ rather than authoring because this covers far more than just authoring books though it does of course also deal with that. To clarify it … More The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman
Any author would be pleased to receive an award for their book(s) and no doubt eye with some degree of envy those who are fortunate enough to be recipients of one or more. But how does the award system operate? To answer the question author Lucinda E Clarke, who has received multiple awards for several … More Book Awards – The Why and How
It has only just come to light that a question has been omitted from the original survey requesting feedback on which formats readers prefer. The original survey was published 6 September 2019. The omitted question relates to whether, when utilising a digital device, readers prefer text, audio, or both. The updated survey may … More Update to Survey – Preferred Reading Method(s)
A better title may be ‘Why New Authors May Wish to Consider Digital Only in the First Instance’. However, it is thought too unwieldy, despite SEO considerations. In the midst of prevailing advice to publish in all formats, it may appear contrary to suggest otherwise, at least in the first instance. Nevertheless, there … More New Authors – Digital First?
Naturally, any author will be gratified if someone invites them to participate in an interview. Nevertheless, do these interviews really serve any purpose beside satisfying an interviewee’s narcissistic nature? If so, who will be interested? In answer to the first question most will agree these interviews do have a purpose, as will become evident in … More The Purpose of Author Interviews
Most authors will undoubtedly love to have their book(s) made into a film. It is a goal many aspire too but few, very few, ever see accomplished. The Screencraft competitions are therefore very welcome, especially as there are not many such opportunities available. Caveat: The following information is provided ‘As Is’. No endorsement or guarantee … More Book to Screen Opportunity – Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition