Wednesday, October 5, 2022

What is Kindle Vella? And Should You Join as an Author?

Amazon announced the launch of the new Kindle Vella program in April 2021, a few months before actually making it  available to readers — already pre-loaded with hundreds of stories from authors.

Social Media for Writers: The Complete Guide

Social media has become part of our daily lives: we scroll through Twitter for the latest hot takes, check Instagram for our friends’ Stories, click over to Facebook for more updates, rinse...

Inclusive Language: An Author’s Guide (with Examples)

Inclusive language is used whenever anything (books, magazines, films, TV shows) is written to accurately reflect and respect the experiences of specific communities. When writing is not inclusive, it can make people...

How Much Do Authors Make? Figures + Tips to Earn More

Asking “how much do authors make?” is, as the saying goes, a bit like asking “how long is a piece of string?” Authorhood doesn’t come with a set salary range...

How to Publish a Book in 2021: 10 Steps to Success

If you’re a writer, a dreamer, or anyone with something important to say, you’ve probably thought about writing and publishing a book. But while writing a book is a...

What is the Best Service for Print on Demand Books?

When it comes to determining how best to print your self-published book, there's no easy answer. Most indie authors will prefer the flexibility of print-on-demand solutions over the upfront cost...

20 LGBT Publishers Flying the Rainbow Flag with Pride

The LGBTQ+ community has been historically underrepresented in publishing. But with the growth of online books sales and a greater mainstream appetite for diverse characters and stories, there has been a resulting...

20 Amazing Children’s Book Illustrators (and How to Hire Them)

We all had our favorite children’s book illustrators growing up. From Quentin Blake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame to Julia Donaldson of The Gruffalo, the best illustrators not only helped...

50+ Book Ideas (and 10 Ways to Find Even More!)

All the best books start life as great book ideas. For some, inspiration strikes during a morning shower. For others, creative writing is a more deliberate process. Even some of the...

How to Break a Publishing Contract With a Traditional Book Publisher

This is an incredibly unfortunate (but common) position to be in—taking steps to break a publishing contract with a traditional book publisher because, among other reasons, your hard work and dreams of...

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