How to Tell Your Pandemic Story to Engage New Readers

The Covid-19 pandemic has been quite tough on the creative economy. Events got cancelled, sponsorships got shelved, and sales tanked. There are plenty of sad stories of people who were at the cusp of something significant just before the pandemic hit and lockdowns began. However, during all that, new opportunities started springing up, out of[…]

Character Development Secrets When Writer’s Block Strikes

Every writer has experienced writer’s block. When you have a story to tell but are not really sure where or even how to start. It’s a big challenge to overcome and it can easily kill what could have been a great novel. One major problem that causes writer’s block is being unsure about how to[…]

Keeping Readers Engaged Between Books

After releasing their first book, authors gain a legion of followers eager to plow through any other work they can find by the author. Unfortunately, they find little, if any. By the time a follow-up book is published, these once eager readers no longer have the same level of eagerness as before. This is one[…]

Using Short Stories or Articles To Market Your Book 

Free stories are a bit of a conundrum for many writers. They are easy to write, format, and edit. However, most writers are not sure what to do with them? Many do not have enough stories to put together as a collection. Most writers who attempt to sell individual stories on online platforms do not[…]

Great Writers Deserve a Great Editing Team

Writers sometimes shy away from hiring a professional editing team or service because of a perceived high cost. They opt to give their work to friends or freelance writers at a ‘cheaper’ rate. While the constraint of resources is understandable, there are benefits to be considered for hiring an editing team. There are many facets[…]

How To Start Building An Author Brand Before Your Book is Published

Even before your book is published, it is possible to build an author brand that creates excitement and anticipation for your product. Experienced publishers will often insist on the importance of authors creating an emotional connection with readers before even they read the author’s work. Your readers should feel as if they know you without[…]

Reach More Readers Through Audiobooks

Americans’ appetite for audiobooks continues to grow with 2019 clocking in 16% industry growth in sales.  While we see growth globally in the audiobook market, we’re presenting data here focused on a US market. With 2021 off to the races, we present seven reasons based on research from the Audiobook Publishers Association (APA) on why independent authors[…]

6 Tips For Finding A Built-In Audience For Your Book

Before penning out your first draft, you should have a specific goal that you want to achieve through your writing. It could spread awareness on social issues like the negative impact of drugs, ADD medicine, or abuse of other addictive substances like alcohol and tobacco, etc. Firstly, determine whom you’re writing the message for and how[…]