Category Archives: Resources for authors
Ideas and links to help with getting your book out there
Bridget Whelan has found another good competition to enter if you are an unpublished writer. Well, nearly all unpublished writers, so read the small print carefully. Find out more here. Visit my websites via the links at the top of … Continue reading →
Most of us are never going to need this information. But there are But if you need it, you can do without reinventing the wheel. Here is some useful reading if you find yourself needing to invent a fictional language. Visit … Continue reading →
There is a lot of talk these days about repurposing. Using one piece of writing for several purposes. For example, a blog post, a newspaper article, and a talk for a local group could all be based around the same … Continue reading →
If you are thinking about writing fiction, but don’t know where to start, now is the time to sign up for a free Open University course, which starts on 25th September 2017. Start Writing Fiction is led by Derek Neale, an award-winning … Continue reading →
Formatting an ebook can be difficult. Pictures in an ebook can be particularly temperamental. This post explains how to use Calibre for an ebook with pictures. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
This post about the laws of flow might help you improve your writing style. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
Now here is a book marketing idea that hadn’t crossed my mind: using leaflets. Remember to: Make sure the leaflet will appeal to buyers in your market. Link the appearance of the leaflet to your book, so you reinforce your … Continue reading →
Getting your book into local shops is a good strategy. Here is a post about how to get book shops to take your self published books. It is a good idea to pay particular attention to the section on how … Continue reading →
This is a subject that causes trouble all the time. People like to control the way their book looks. Well, that is perfectly reasonable, after all the effort you have put into it. With a hard copy, you can control … Continue reading →
Are you planning a book? Planning is a useful process, giving you direction, helping you stay on track, and letting you see how far through the process you are. Some plans are reasonably standard. You can pick a template, and … Continue reading →