This is a reminder that the deadline for entry to the BookLife Fiction Contest is: Saturday 31 August 2019 Complete submission details and conditions and how to enter may be found in the previous notification: Writing/Review Opportunity – BookLife Fiction Contest – 31 August 2019 All those who choose to enter are wished … More Writing/Review Opportunity – BookLife Fiction Contest – Deadline Approaching
Like it or not, book covers DO matter. In truth it really should be more the blurb and other descriptions that catch potential readers attentions however, it is a fact many are initially persuaded by the cover image. This is even to the extent that if the cover does not appeal to them straight away … More Top Selling Book Covers
The large number of independent (indie) author books being published each day are making it more and more difficult for authors, especially unknown indie authors, to gain public exposure. Consequently, it is worth their while to consider other opportunities for getting their works published and/or reviewed. One primary aim for this website and blog is … More Writing/Review Opportunity – BookLife Fiction Contest – 31 August 2019
New authors constantly seek advice about which self-publishing site(s) they should consider using. All authors have been there at some stage and no doubt many have benefited from the freely given suggestions and advice provided by those more seasoned in the craft. It is only right for those authors, who are no longer newbies, to … More Which E-Book Publishing Site?
This topic was originally intended to form part of an overall article within which the variances between blurb and synopsis would be considered. However, it quickly became evident the eventual length of such an article would be unwelcome. The decision was therefore taken to consider synopsis’ and blurbs’ separately. What is a Synopsis? has already … More What is a Blurb?
This article was originally intended to consider variances between synopsis and blurb. However, it quickly became evident, if the topic is to be dealt with adequately, the eventual length would be unwelcome. The decision has therefore been taken to consider each aspect separately. This article will consider what a synopsis is and its purpose. A … More What is a Synopsis?
New Year Resolutions are to all intents and purposes gimmicks which, as many will attest, tend to fail within a month or two. Nevertheless, this does not decry the reality of such a time of year focusing the mind upon the future. Authors may well find the season an appropriate occasion for considering their schedules … More The Way Ahead (2019)
Authors who have used CreateSpace for publishing paperback print-on-demand editions of their books will be aware Amazon is closing CreateSpace and transferring all books to the new Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) print book facility. Authors were offered the option of either instigating the transfer of their books themselves or to wait for it to be … More CreateSpace to Kindle Direct Publishing – Check List
Authors are constantly advised to take care with the Front Matter; Back Matter; and Metadata of their books. These are considered just as important as the book’s content when it comes to publicity and marketing. Regular readers and followers will understand two of the principle aims of this website are: Assisting authors with … More 20 Second Survey – Prologues
Definitions Though undoubtedly obvious, it may help to define what is generally understood by the term ‘schedule’: – ‘A programme or timetable of events.’ (Oxford English Dictionary) – ‘Plan for a particular time.’ (Oxford English Dictionary) – ‘A series of things to be done or of events to occur at or during a … More Social Media Scheduling