Self-Publishing: The Easy And Free Book Marketing Solution

The self-publishing author told me: “I hate book marketing. At least if I get a publisher, I can forget about that. I just want to write…” Experience is always the best teacher, so I swallowed hard and suppressed my giggles, then responded calmly: “Yes… most authors prefer writing to marketing.” Why do authors (whether self-publishing or not) hate marketing? My … Read more

Self-Publishing Today: 5 Tips To Kickstart Your New Career

I gave a talk to a writer’s group recently. Several writers asked whether they should get a literary agent or go the self-publishing route. They were rightly concerned about how much time they’d have to put into self-publishing. You know that I’m all-in with self-publishing, but their questions forced me to think about whether self-publishing is still a viable option … Read more

Write A Book Fast: 2 Simple Ways To Make Writing Easier

Are you struggling to write a book? I work with self-publishing authors every day. Their biggest challenges: failing to answer the why? question, and over-thinking the process. This leads to procrastination and self-doubt. Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, your writing process will go more smoothly if you write your blurb (book description) first. Although you’ll rework your book’s blurb … Read more

Write A Novella: Want To Write Short Fiction? (Novella Series 1)

Want to write a novella? After we released Write And Sell A Novella In 7 Days: Your Blueprint For Success, I received lots of questions about novellas. Many authors are uncertain about them; this is a shame, because novellas are a powerful tool in your publishing toolbox. Questions I received included: What’s the difference between a novel and novella? How … Read more