CAP Awards 2023 for Irish Indie Authors

The CAP Awards provide a platform to showcase Independently Published Authors in Ireland, bringing them to the attention of book shops, distributors, and the media with all money raised going to the charity Aware. Aware is a non-profit organisation that provides education, support, and information on mental health, particularly depression, bipolar disorder, and positive mental health. Founded […]

IngramSpark Drop Set-up Fees

One of the go-to platforms for self-published authors, IngramSpark, has decided to dispense with its set-up fees. IngramSpark announced it will no longer charge a fee for new title uploads (for print or ebook formats). Revisions will also now be free for up to 60 days after the book’s first production date. After that, it will […]

Does AI Art Affect Indie Authors? – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

If you’ve spent any time on social media over the last few months, you’ve probably seen plenty of people sharing pictures of themselves that were “created” using Artificial Intelligence (AI). There are several apps currently available that allow people to share a few photos and instantly have them turned into pieces of art. You’ll find […]

How Indie Authors Can Take Advantage of BookTok – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

TikTok has taken the social media world by storm to become one of the top platforms across the globe. With nearly 140 million users in the U.S. alone, individuals and businesses alike have used TikTok to promote themselves in unique and creative ways. Because of its popularity and huge audience, TikTok has established plenty of […]

10 Tips on Growing Your Personal Brand as an Author – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

As an author, there’s more to making it big than just writing books. While creating great work is an integral part of becoming a successful author, to grow your personal brand, you’ll have to put effort into getting your name in front of people before you can expect to be selling out books. While there’s […]

3 Tools for a Successful Self-Publishing Marketing Campaign – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

Self-publishing your own books is a great way to get your ideas out there and share your vision with the world. Though it seems simple in theory — rolling out a successful marketing campaign may not exactly be your specialty. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. Technology has come a long way […]

How Self-Published Authors Can Promote Their Books In A Digital Landscape – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

There’s no doubt the publishing industry has been undergoing significant change in the last couple of decades. Much of this has been the result of the rise of the digital landscape and an increased use of technology. Tools have emerged that have altered the way people produce, purchase, and read books. This isn’t just relevant […]

How Technology is Impacting Authors and Publishing – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

Most of us think of writing and publishing as timeless and traditional, but that isn’t the case. Ever since Johannes Guttenburg created the wooden printing press in the 1440s, publishing has been a deeply technological practice, reliant upon advancements in tech like word processors and supply chain management. However, in the past few years, the […]

The Pros and Cons of the Publishing Industry – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

It’s easier than ever to self-publish a book. You could stop reading this article right now and fire off the first chapter of your book in a series of Tweets if you wanted to. And more formal variations of self-publishing are readily available to the writer who intends to be more industrious in their foray […]