How Independent Authors Can Grow their Following on Twitter – Jessica Davis | Guest Post

If you’re an independent author, you probably already know that maintaining a good online presence and building a readership is crucial to your success. This is all the more important when you’re primarily self-published, and need internet buzz for people to engage with your work. More than any other type of social media, Twitter is […]

Foolproof Methods to Avoid Authorship Problems – Rose Scott | Guest Post

Have you ever thought of book piracy as a good way to promote your writing? Lots of indie authors tend to give their eBooks away through torrent sites. But what they fail to do is properly take care of and protect their intellectual property. The reason why many authors give their books away seems logical […]

Finding the Right Editor – Sarah Barbour | Guest Post

A good editor should know the norms of the genre and edit to those norms—not try to turn a story about vampire space aliens battling zombies into Faulkner.  —Survey respondent  A couple of years ago when I was writing my first book, The Copy Editor’s Guide to Working with Indie Authors, I ran a survey […]

Publishing Service Index: March 2016

This is the first PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for March 2016. IngramSpark has once again held on to its number one position at the top of the index very marginally ahead of CreateSpace. The is very no change in the top 26 positions, which is unusual given the fact that our last index was published in […]

Why an Author Needs a Publicist in Today’s Competitive Book Market – Tany Soussana | Guest Post

For the author who is looking to make a difference between where their book is at today (perhaps just puttering along), or where it can be (with a publicist in tow), let me ask you this:  If not now, when? First off, congratulations are in order if you are an author who has made it […]

Reading and Writing for Pleasure: March | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series with some leap year thoughts for March on work in progress, reading and publishing. “How do you plead?” “Guilty.” “Mitigation.” “I just need time to find the right words and then place them in the right order.” Being locked up in jail before a big drop […]