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Turn your pain and passion into profit

Every person on this planet has gone through heart-breaking and soul shattering challenges that have changed us forever. What we learn (hopefully) out of these hard times is how to live better lives, how to be better people. It changes our perspective on what's really...

Now readers can preview your Kindle book on your website

Amazon has released a nifty tool for self-published authors. This tool allows readers to preview your book directly on your website. The same functionality that allows readers to 'Look Inside' your book while on the Amazon site now allows readers to do the same thing...

Free 2016 calendar

I had some fun creating this 2016 calendar so I decided to give it away as a Christmas gift to you. The photographs were taken by Axel Bührmann.  The file is a 85mb zipped file and each month is in a separate jpg file. They are designed to be printed on A3 but you can...

7 Excuses You Use to Not Self-Publish

Are you one of those people writing a book, but never get around to publishing it? Why not? What is stopping you? Here’s a list of the most common excuses I hear from fledgling authors as to why they have not published their book yet:

Plagiarising? We will bust you!

Laura Harner copied the work of Becky McGraw — a F/M (Female to Male) romance writer — almost word for word.

By switching genres, Laura thought she could get away with it. Very few F/M readers will read M/M romance novels.

Lists: an efficient way to beat writer’s block

We have all experienced that crushing moment - when you stare at a piece of paper or your computer screen - and you have nothing to say. Your mind is blank. Your hands sweat. You hyperventilate. And you want to give up. Writer's block is soul-destroying and can leave...

Beat the #NaNoWriMo blues and just do it

National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as #NaNoWriMo, encourages writers to produce a novel, while getting the support and encouragement of other writers around the world.

11 Ways to find New Content for Your Books

“If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room” The continued path to success is finding people that know more than you and last night I stumbled (literally) onto someone I have never heard of before. A friend shared a link to a webinar that...

Self-Publishing the Easy Way

Self-publishing isn't difficult if you know what needs to be done. Follow these items as if it's a checklist and you'll be sure to remember to do everything needed to be done to self-publish your book, information product, or novel. Research Your Topic(s)-- Whether...

Interactive Book Launch – Be a Part of the Launch Team

I announced in my Facebook group recently that I would be documenting the entire book launch process for a new client of mine. The reason for that decision is to help you in launching your own books, either now or in the future. The question that kept going through my...

The Power of Imperfect Action

Last week I got inspired by a post in a group that I belong to. I did a test run of the concept using my existing website and it worked out well. That prompted me to buy a new domain on Monday. The post referred to opening your mind to other business opportunities in...

14 Ways to Explode a Facebook Group

I was asked this question in my Facebook group (Secrets To Publishing A Book) yesterday. “Crikey Di, where do you find all these new members? You pulling then off the street with a big hook or what?” I started this group in December 2013 and it is now sitting at over...

Habit – The Most Powerful Force in the Universe

I am delighted to have Vince Runza as our guest blogger this week. Vince always has pithy and honest advice. He has presented us with a few suggestions below that I think are brilliant. Hi, Vince Runza here, with some suggestions regarding your writing, publishing,...

7 Excuses You Use to Not Self-Publish

Are you one of those people writing a book, but never get around to publishing it? Why not? What is stopping you? Here’s a list of the most common excuses I hear from fledgling authors as to why they have not published their book yet: 1)      Self-publishing is only...

Why Collaboration is Sexier than Competition

When a group of people get together and focus all their energies on a single outcome, the results can be so outstanding that they are almost magical. What makes it even more interesting is that if this group of people are technically speaking in ‘competition’ with...

5 Reasons to Enroll Your Book in Kindle Unlimited

I believe that using Kindle Unlimited is a good idea for you as an author to get traction in the market place for your books. Although my primary reasons for recommending that you enroll is to get massive exposure to your books, you will still make money. If you have...

MyBookTable Review

I found this promising plugin for WordPress sites that has potential for authors to market and sell their books off their websites. It’s called MyBookTable and is developed by Author Media. Their sales copy says the following “A WordPress Plugin to help authors sell...

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