How to Create Amazon Ads that Convert – Dave Chesson | Guest Post

Ads are one of the most important elements to being a successful indie author, especially if you sell on Amazon. Nowadays, Amazon ads are getting more and more competitive, so you need to be on your A-game to make sure you’re making a positive ROI. In this article, we’re going to look at how you […]

Do Traditional Publishers Hate Self-Published Authors? – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

As far as sticking points go in the literary world, publishing tops the list of controversies. Why? Well, to put it mildly, some authors simply want to be able to publish their works, or self-publish as it’s commonly called, while others hold the notion that literary works have to follow the ‘normal’ or traditional route […]

Getting the Idea for Your Novel – Louise Dean (The Novelry) | Guest Post

The idea for your novel doesn’t often come to you whole and complete. If you’re writing historical fiction then it may do, as mine did for This Human Season which is set in Northern Ireland in 1980 and 1981. That came to me on the platform of Clapham North tube station in 2003. I watched a few […]

How to Promote Your Book with Social Media – Lynn Adamsen | Guest Post

Gone are the days when writers had only writing to think about. Publishers were the only ones in charge of book marketing. Naturally, their goal is to generate more book sales, so they still promote their authors. However, a huge part of the promotional campaign falls on the author’s shoulders. We’re not talking about showing […]

What to expect when you are publishing on subscription services – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

In April 2017, Netflix reported having over 98 million subscribersworldwide, including more than 50 million in the United States. Deezer currently has 16 million monthly active users, and 6 million paid subscribers as of 29th Jan 2017. In June 2017, Spotify reported to have over 140 million monthly active users, with over 50 million paying subscribers. Subscription services are well and truly here to […]

Writing and Reading for Pleasure: February 2017 | Douglas Burcham

I’m delighted to say that after a seven-month break Douglas makes a welcome return to TIPM with his latest contribution in his “Writing and Reading For Pleasure” series for February 2017 with a reflective post on happenings since the summer of 2016.   When I started writing this post last Friday I should have been on […]

How to Generate Buzz for Your Self-Published Book – Kelly Smith | Guest Post

When it comes to being an author, going it alone is certainly challenging. You don’t have a publisher behind you to help you with your publicity efforts, making promotion another responsibility that rests solely in your lap. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do on your own to increase […]

What to expect when you’re publishing on Kobo – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

AC de Fombelle begins 2017 with a continuation of her popular series of posts: What to expect when you’re publishing on… For this post, she is joined by Kobo’s Mark Lebfevre. While I will again insist on the importance of going as wide as possible when publishing your book, let’s take a new dive into a chosen store, among […]

Consider These 6 Options Before Publishing a Book – Alice Clarke | Guest Post

Publishing a book provides exciting opportunities to share your talent with the world, lay the foundations of a solid career and make some money along the way. Before publishing a book, however, there are a number of options you’ll need to consider. Going through standard publishing channels will make things a bit more challenging. This […]

8 Places to Get Deals on Book Cover Design – Joshua Jadon | Guest Post

Hey! If you need a book cover designed at a super affordable rate, but you have no idea where to find quality graphic designers who specialize in book covers, you’re likely feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, and confused. These feelings are natural and normal, but fear not. You’ll be able to alleviate all trepidation surrounding the […]