Category Archives: Resources for authors
Ideas and links to help with getting your book out there
Here is some useful advice about dealing with your local book shop. It is all common sense, but it is still useful to have it all listed in one place, and coming from an authoritative source: The Booksellers Association. Visit … Continue reading →
A landing page is an important part of your book marketing campaign. Find out why, and what to do about it here. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
You can waste a lot of time on sorting out names. Some people don’t really get into their first draft properly because they are fussing over names for people and places. As long as you can keep track, there is … Continue reading →
If you are a short story writer, you might find this list of competitions you can enter in 2018 useful. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
This post has some good advice about approaching a publication with your idea. Except for one thing. Never start your letter or email with “I am writing…” Of course you were writing. If you hadn’t written, the other person wouldn’t … Continue reading →
Anyone who has seen Dragons’ Den knows that research is an important element of business planning. And unless you are just writing a book for your own amusement, and there is nothing wrong with that, you need to view your … Continue reading →
Pricing is a crucial element of any business. There are a long list of factors to take into consideration. Unfortunately, most of the straightforward ones don’t apply to ebooks. So how do you set about it? Here are some useful … Continue reading →
This new independent publishing company might be worth approaching. See what Bridget Whelan has found out about them. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
Like many things in life, this can be summarised simply. Use your common sense, and remember that moderation in all things is important. On the other hand, there are times when you can’t see the wood for the trees. At … Continue reading →
A checklist can be a useful tool for quality control, just to make sure you have done everything you meant to do. But I’m always a bit suspicious about checklists for novels. It isn’t as simple as a formula leading … Continue reading →