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Paperback Formatting, the Quick and Dirty Guidelines

Paperback Formatting, the Quick and Dirty Guidelines

When formatting paperbacks for publishing, there are rigorous and painful standards…then there are good enough guidelines. This post is the latter.

Hope that Buffet-Style Reading is not the Future

Hope that Buffet-Style Reading is not the Future

Let’s hope that all-you-can-read ebook subscription services built on retail and ad platforms aren’t the future of publishing.

What Writers REALLY Need to Know About Marketing

What Writers REALLY Need to Know About Marketing

Writers have to wear a ton of different hats. One of those hats is marketing. But what do writers really need to know about marketing? Here you go.

17 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU WRITE BETTER STORIES, FASTER (PART 3 OF 3)

17 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU WRITE BETTER STORIES, FASTER (PART 3 OF 3)

Pacing, personality, natural use of senses, conflict, and much more should be analyzed in order to write better stories faster.

2019 in Review, 2020 Forecasted for Indie Authors and Publishing

2019 in Review, 2020 Forecasted for Indie Authors and Publishing

2019 was status quo and false stability throughout the publishing industry. 2020 will be much of the same before the next wave of disruption comes.

17 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU WRITE BETTER STORIES, FASTER (PART 2 OF 3)

17 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU WRITE BETTER STORIES, FASTER (PART 2 OF 3)

We continue with more questions to ask yourself in regards to voice, mood, tone, and tropes. The more you nail these down, the better you will write.

5 Fast Tips For Using Beta Readers Right

5 Fast Tips For Using Beta Readers Right

What’s a Beta Reader? And how can I use Beta Readers in a way to improve my writing? Here’s the quick and dirty that you need to know!

17 Questions to Help You Write Better Stories, Faster (Part 1 of 3)

17 Questions to Help You Write Better Stories, Faster (Part 1 of 3)

You need to ask yourself a series of questions to ensure you write better stories faster. Let’s get started with questions about genre!

How Keyword & Category Research Before Writing Will Improve Your Writing

How Keyword & Category Research Before Writing Will Improve Your Writing

You’ve already got a book idea. Use keywords and categories to shape your writing — and in the process, sell as many copies as possible.

Pirate Authors Have an Abundance Mindset

Pirate Authors Have an Abundance Mindset

Much of modern industry and competition is driven by scarcity and the resulting mindset. Storytelling should be driven by the abundance mindset.