Self-Publishing Catastrophe? 3 Tips To Write, Thrive And Sell

Recently, a local authors’ group asked me to chat with them about self-publishing. It was a fun evening with a mix of traditionally published folk and self-publishers. After a brief presentation, the authors asked questions—with many questions about marketing, as well as failures, books that just won’t sell. Everyone has duds, but there’s always something you can do. We’ll look … Read more

Serial Fiction: What Is It, And Why Write It?

Are you wondering about serial fiction? I’ve had questions about serials over the past couple of months, including: What they are. How you write them. Who buys them. Which genres? And more. Here’s a quick definition: a serial is a long story, published as a part-work. Although a serial is similar to a novel, in that it’s a story with … Read more

Self-Publishing Your Books Your Way: 2 Savvy Ways To Increase Sales

Today, self-publishing is big business. Wondering how many books Amazon has on its Kindle store? An estimate: 48.5 million. Amazon stopped making figures available several years ago, but it’s estimated that around a million new ebooks are published on the Kindle Store each year. With the rise of generative AI apps like ChatGPT, those numbers will increase. Self-publishing authors are … Read more

A Creative Goal: Know Why, And Begin, To Avoid Danger

Want to achieve a creative goal? The goal can be anything. It may be: To win a top-tier client in an industry (freelance writing.) Publish a series of novels (novelist.) Develop an online class (although you’re new to teaching, you have knowledge and hard-won insights to share.) After setting a creative goal for a project late last year, I haven’t … Read more

Self-Publishing: Low-Content Books Are Hot

Self-Publishing: Low Content Books Are Hot

If you’re into self-publishing, chances are you’re considering the potential of low-content books. Firstly, what are they? From Amazon’s low content books page: A low-content book has minimal or no content on the interior pages. These pages are generally repetitive and designed to be filled in by the user. Common examples include notebooks, planners, journals, and other similar works. This … Read more