How to Self-Publish Your Next Book Using Amazon KDP
Welcome to the exciting world of self-publishing! In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of publishing your book with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Let's dive into the first steps to make your literary masterpiece available to the world. What is Amazon KDP? Amazon KDP has become a popular choice for authors looking […]
Hardcover vs Paperback – Which is right for your book?
The humble book cover was initially designed to do nothing more than protect the valuable pages it encapsulated. At a time when a monk could spend a literal lifetime creating a perfectly crafted copy of the King James Bible, you didn’t want Gary from accounting strolling through and spilling his morning coffee on the lovingly […]
6 Common Self-Publishing Slip-Ups – and How to Avoid Them
“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” Good point Teddy Roosevelt. And as a self-publishing author you are most certainly doing something, so it’s inevitable that there’ll be a few slip-ups along the way. But there’s no need to make mistakes that others – bless their cotton […]
What Makes a Good Author Bio?
Ask any author (or indeed yourself): what’s the hardest thing to write about? Extreme violence? Affairs of the heart? Particle physics? Sure, they can all be difficult, but by no means do they take the cake. The worst, most painful thing that any writer will write about, science has confirmed, is themselves. Like yodelling on […]
Getting Your Book into Bookstores: A Guide for Self-Published Authors
The sights, the smells, the whispered sounds; there’s something about the humble bookstore that this writer would eloquently describe as ‘ohhn’. (The delighted grunt you make when you take the first bite of something delicious. Hit me up Merriam-Webster.) Seeing a physical copy of your book on a local bookstore’s shelves remains the holy grail […]