When an author sends their finished manuscript to us, this is the start of an exciting process – publishing your book. And the first stage is usually copyediting or proofreading. First, let’s explain the difference: Proofreading a manuscript covers grammar, spelling, and punctuation but doesn’t generally include rewriting – although we may suggest better phrasing […]
One of the unexpected consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the removal of VAT from ebooks.
There can be many things stopping us writing the book we’ve always wanted to write. One of these is how to actually organise your time and sit down to write the book.
Your choice of ebook category will have a huge impact on the success of your book; but, with over 3,500 to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start!
Goodreads is the world’s largest website for readers, authors and book recommendations. Readers can search for new books, new authors, share reviews, and keep track of what they’ve read. And because there are so many readers on the site, it’s a great place for authors to make their presence known and engage with their readers. […]
We’ve come up with a nice little analogy about your book being on Amazon. Imagine your book as a product available in a shop on a shelf somewhere; it exists but it’s not out in the open for everyone to see. Sure, people might stumble across it by chance at some point but it will […]
Motivated by a promise made to Nelson Mandela to tell his story as a “true son of Africa”, President of the International Court of Arbitration and Mediation Kamil Idris has written and published his memoir, ‘My Nile Odyssey’. From growing up in Sudan as a child labourer, battling crocodiles and pirates, and surviving terrifying rooftop […]
Andy Weir’s The Martian is a great example of a self published book that has been taken up a traditional publisher and turned into a film AFTER it has proven to be a hit with readers.
Worry not – Amazon’s paying-per-page-read applies only to ebooks that are borrowed, not bought, so your royalties are intact.
It might be worth considering a handful of promotion sites to drive sales of your ebook if your book is attracting quality reviews.
Having spent the last few years publishing other people’s books, we decided it was about time we published our own. And we’re very excited with the result! The book is inspired by true stories discovered on reddit.com of incredible people that most of us don’t know about – it’s our quirky and fascinating collection of […]
A well targeted media campaign can result in coverage that generates interest in your book and drives sales.
Marketing is an essential part of the publishing process – getting your book talked about and read. Here’s someone who took his book marketing seriously – to great success.
Does the length of a book impact on purchasing decisions and what does this mean for new authors?
Ultimately the aim of marketing in publishing is to get people talking about your book and interested in your book
What books will you be packing in your suitcase this summer for your holiday reading?
Last year was a bumper year for book sales, according to the Publishers Association, with total spend on printed and digital books rising by 4% to £3.3billion in the UK
A new survey reveals that readers are heavily influenced by recommendations from trusted friends.
We get many enquiries from people who are unsure of the difference between self publishing and traditional publishing. It can be confusing, so here’s a short guide.
Comparing different book genres is difficult, but ultimately what matters is how good the book is and whether it stays with you afterwards.