Is There a “Code” for Writing a Bestseller?

Just what makes a book a bestseller has been evading agents and publishers for decades. Is it a writer’s unmistakable talent, a brilliant marketing plan, a shift in technology (the rise of e-readers and erotica, for instance)? However, the one thing [...]

Is There a “Code” for Writing a Bestseller?2018-12-07T13:53:47-07:00

Amazon’s CreateSpace and KDP Print are Merging: What It Means for Authors

We recently reported on the multiple printing options available to self-published authors through Amazon with their CreateSpace and newly-launched-as-of-2018 Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Print programs (find the blog post here). Lo and behold, it’s recently been announced that [...]

Amazon’s CreateSpace and KDP Print are Merging: What It Means for Authors2019-01-28T12:56:10-07:00

3 In-Person Ways to Build Your Author Network

Writing is a career notorious for its solitude, and the oft-“introverted” nature of those who pursue it. While there is a bit of truth to the introspective, self-reflective components of writing that are required, authors need to be diligent [...]

3 In-Person Ways to Build Your Author Network2018-10-09T09:43:58-07:00

Using KDP Print or CreateSpace to Print Self-Published Books

Since 2007, Amazon-owned printing and distribution company CreateSpace has been offering authors the ability to create, design, and print self-published books on demand to sell via the Amazon website or through wider distribution channels (for a higher price-per-book [...]

Using KDP Print or CreateSpace to Print Self-Published Books2018-08-14T12:52:11-07:00

Is There Still a Stigma with Self-Publishing in 2018?

Since booksellers like Amazon and other pioneers opened the gates of self-publishing in the last ten years for millions of print books and e-books to be sold without professional representation, the publishing industry has changed in many ways. [...]

Is There Still a Stigma with Self-Publishing in 2018?2018-08-14T11:48:15-07:00