Create a book cover

If you’ve decided to self-publish (and there are many reasons to do so: read more about the pros and cons of self publishing) then one of the most important tasks you’ll have to complete – after you’ve written the book, of course! – is creating a book cover. The cover of your book is the […]

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How to take the perfect book picture:

(Image credit) By now you will have sorted out the cover of your book with our handy hints and tips, you’ll know all about self-publishing and e-books, and you’ll have decided what publishing route to follow. So now it’s time to get down to the important stuff: your book picture! Also known as your author […]

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Reasons to create an eBook

If you’re thinking of turning your novel (or other writing) into an eBook, it’s worth considering what your reasons are for creating an eBook, and which you would like to focus on. Here are some key reasons to create an eBook: Increase your followers People connect with an eBook in a way they don’t with social […]

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How to make an e-book

(Image credit) It might seem like a strange way to write it: how to ‘make’ an e-book, but the process of writing and publishing an e-book is very hands on, and very creative. It’s a craft. Here is our step-by-step advice for making the best possible e-book you can. Step 1: Write the content The […]

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Creating your personal brand online

Image credit Whether you like it or not, the world has an opinion about you and whether you care or not, it is out there. Isn’t it kind of exciting to know that you can intentionally influence the way the world perceives you? Personal branding is all about purposefully packaging the brand called you. What […]

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Fantastic marketing tips for novel writers

Image credit The tireless months of blood, sweat, tears, working your fingers to the bone and reducing your brain to wobbling jelly seem like a picnic in the park compared to what now lies ahead. Your novel is complete but now you need to market it! The word marketing is infinitely linked with “sales”, an […]

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Does social media stop you from writing?

  Image credit If you are asking questions about social media, how it alters, facilitates or impedes things, it is probably safe to assume you were not born into the era of online living. It is now a lifestyle and an existence more than something people do for entertainment and to pass time. But we […]

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Chinese serialised novels for your cell phone

Image credit Despite an economic revolution, China is still a dictatorial nation where government places more weight on sculpting public opinion than adopting and embracing the voice of its people. Web publishing however, is the dawn on the new day of online freedom for the republic. For the first time in the history of the […]

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The first best seller ever written

Image credit Trying to determine ‘the first best seller ever written’ is like attempting to arrange a meeting with Nessie in the Bermuda Triangle. With so many factors and particulars to consider, it could turn into an assignment of great task and little worth, other than achieving the winning pie from the final question in […]

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JK Rowling

Who J.K. Rowling was before Harry Potter

Image credit She might be the creator of the young boy wizard and the architect of the magical world of obscure witchcraft, sorcery, quidditch and all that goes with it – but it is her creation, he-who-can-be-named, Harry Potter – that shot her appellation into households the world over. Joanne aka J.K. Rowling was born […]

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