It’s been proven by research: reviews help drive book sales. And reviews on Amazon can help your book turn up more often in customer searches. So you want reviews—great reviews—but they need to be authentic. Here’s how to get them.
We all want a magic wand to be waved over us, or to swallow a pill and instantly be amazing authors.
But that’s just not possible.
Learning to write takes time and hard work. There’s no way around it.
This week’s guest, fantasy author Laura Van Arendonk-Baugh, talks about our expectations as authors, and why we think we’re going to be amazing right from the moment we first pick up a pen (or put fingers to the keyboard).
And she should know. She’s a behavioural scientist who works with problem animals and she loves to break down and assess the how and why of our behaviour.
She talks about why we expect so much of ourselves, how society views talent versus skill, and gives some mind-blowing tips on how to trick your brain into doing exactly what you want, i.e. get the writing done!
She also talks about how to deal with things like fear of failure, our writing not being as good as we want it to be, and how to keep going despite the barriers we put up.
Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? This infographic will help you determine the best choice for you and your project.
In this Q&A, Anna Schmidt discusses how she became a romance novelist, the nearly accidental way she acquired her current literary agent, her journey from successful romance novelist to self-published literary novelist, and more.
A ghostwriter discusses the novels she’s written for teens from wealthy families who pay up to six figures to bring their kids’ dreams to life.
WOW! BRU and I are so very happy for the three winners of our first annual book cover design package contest. Our contest offered our winners one book cover design that included print and digital versions of the cover, 3D models and memes. Participants were given points based on certain activities: registration, sharing, and getting […]
Self-publishing can be difficult. If you want to self-publish, give yourself the greatest chance of success by avoiding some of these common mistakes. 1. Designing Your Book Cover Don’t put your readers off before they’ve even given you a chance and leave editing and designing the layout of your book to the professionals. 2. A […]
If you’ve finished and edited your novel and have decided to take the plunge and start sending it off to publishers, you need to understand how to write an effective query letter. Query letter writing should not be taken lightly. This is your initial contact with an editor or agent, and if you don’t take […]
Sometimes a story demands more than just a plot. You may want to create a context, a descriptive background that sheds light on a story’s meaning.