So you’re published on Amazon, congratulations! But have you set up your Author Page? And why is that important? This article will help you get started. What is Author Central? Author Central is how Amazon allows authors to manage their presence on Amazon. And, as an author, Author Central is your dashboard to improving the […]
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.
Before you consider publishing a book, you must get comfortable with the idea of spending money. It is expensive, but worth it to produce a published copy that reflects the time you spent writing it. Don’t give in to temptation and cut corners – spend the money and make it the best it can be […]
Copyright protects the text within your book from other people copying it, distributing copies of it, renting, performing, showing or playing your work in public, making an adaptation of your work, and putting it on the internet. However, it does not protect titles, names, ideas, inventions or designs.
Here’s our top six ways in which reviews can help you market your book and increase its sales
With the ever-growing number of self-publishing authors, effectively marketing your ebook really is the key to success.
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. […]
I came across a great podcast just the other day, where Steve Scott – an Amazon best-selling, self-published author – shares his experience and tips. If you’re writing a book, there’s some invaluable advice in this podcast, which shouldn’t be missed. Steve Scott has mastered the art of regularly publishing business books that people genuinely […]
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 […]
In the UK, it’s every publisher’s obligation to send at least one copy of a published book, free of charge, to the British Library. This has been in English law for printed books and papers since 1662 (and for electronic publications since 2013). Since then, five more libraries have been added to the list, making […]
When choosing categories for your Kindle ebook on Amazon, there are over 3,500 categories to choose from. Keywords are important – often it can be useful to target more specialist, niche subcategories, so that your ebook has a greater chance of ranking well. However, you may not know that there are many categories which only […]
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.
If you’ve spent a great deal of time working on a project, it can be easy to fall into the trap of believing that it’s perfect. Unfortunately, this can hold you back and stop you from getting your book published
Whether you are a children’s author producing a 24-page fully illustrated book, a novelist writing their 800-page magnum opus, or a local historian putting together a non-fiction guide to the region, you will need someone to help you design your book
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.