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.
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
The challenge in writing is to set aside a regular time to sit down and write, whether that’s an hour an evening, or every Sunday afternoon, or whatever fits in with the weekly grind. And then have the resolve and the commitment to stick to it.
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.