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Should you be worried about book piracy as an author?

May 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Should you be worried about book piracy as an author?

Here’s an interesting audio piece of whether you should be worried about book piracy as an author (basically, no), and Kobo’s enormous recent growth — plus the launch of Kobo Plus in Canada.

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Pro writer topics: Amazon Prime Reading and book pricing.

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Pro writer topics: Amazon Prime Reading and book pricing.

In this brief Pro writer topics video, the topics under discussion are whether you should take advantage of IngramSpark’s free ISBNs, the benefits and drawbacks of the Amazon Prime Reading program, and a quick look at book pricing and whether you should increase or drop your prices?

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Sarah Weldon (mystery author interview).

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sarah Weldon (mystery author interview).

The author guest this week is Sarah Weldon, a cosy mystery writer with fifteen books under her belt – and she answers five key questions about her writing process.

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Great writing & productivity software for authors.

May 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Great writing & productivity software for authors.

A bad craftsperson usually blames their tools (apparently), so let’s remove that excuse from the list and crack on with this great piece from authors Joanna Penn and Orna Ross about what the best software tools are you’ll need to cope with the writing world. Everything from writing, editing, formatting, productivity, marketing, sales, and accounting software for writers is covered. Interestingly enough, I use about 80% of what they talk about here, myself.

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BookBub Ads for authors (video tutorial).

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
BookBub Ads for authors (video tutorial).

Once you’ve written your book, you need to start thinking about the hassle of promoting it. Luckily, author David Gaughran has just created an hour-long tutorial on how to create effective BookBub Ads with his comprehensive tutorial.

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Working with book cover designers: how to get it right (interview).

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Working with book cover designers: how to get it right (interview).

Today, we’re looking at cover design today — everything from common mistakes authors make to how to have a good relationship with your designer and get what you need from them. The cover is often said to be the most important part of the book package, and readers do often judge a book by its cover. The interview is with cover designer Rebekah Haskell. She created Vivid Covers, a cover design service that specializes in sci-fi and fantasy, and she’s also the author of the recently released Cover Your Book: An Author’s Guide to Working with a Designer to Maximize your Sales.

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Developing strong fiction ideas (audio).

May 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Developing strong fiction ideas (audio).

We all want to write the best book we can — but how can we make sure the story is strong enough to make it worthwhile writing in the first place? In this audio interview, author Larry Brooks gives his four criteria for a great story and eight simple steps for developing your novel premise.

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Getting your novels into the new Apple Books for Authors (even if you have a PC).

May 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Getting your novels into the new Apple Books for Authors (even if you have a PC).

Apple Books For Authors has launched and the all-new site now provides help with every stage in the publishing process. And here’s the biggest news of all: PC users can now publish direct with Apple Books. You can read the full article over at https://davidgaughran.com/2020/05/08/apple-books-for-authors-launches-pc/

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Getting your books into the Google Play e-book store.

May 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Getting your books into the Google Play e-book store.

There’s a very nice article on how to publish your books inside the Google Play Books store in 2020. And the nice thing is anyone can do this once they have written a book. Me. You. Your granny – well, if she’s a writer, at any rate! If you’re one of the 2.5 billion people who own an Android device, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Google Play is the place to download or purchase apps, games, music, movies, and, well, books to use on your Android devices. Read the article in full over at … https://blog.reedsy.com/how-to-publish-a-book-on-google-play/

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The art of writing short fiction (audio interview).

May 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
The art of writing short fiction (audio interview).

Here’s an interesting audio interview (an hour-long) with Matty Dalrymple – she is a thriller and suspense author, as well as a nonfiction author, and in this piece, she chats about matters such as what defines a short story, reasons to write short-form fiction, why serials are popular, and why short stories connect writers with readers and fans of specific characters.

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