Do You Know How To Do A Book Review?


This is great for those writing reviews. However, if you really hate a book. Don’t review it at all. Don’t even one star it, especially if you never finished the book. Especially if they are all individual short stories… Anthologies are written in many styles, with different characters and endings. To review part of a book is…just daft.

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I have been asked by several people recently how to do a book review. Many of these people mentioned to me that they enjoyed one or more of my books but did not know how to do a review.

Since I have been doing reviews for several years I didn’t realize how many do not know how to do them. It feels simple enough to me but I am a writer and doing them is second nature to me. If you are not used to being on Amazon or other sites and doing reviews it is a daunting task.

Well, this post is my way of making this task easier for you. Here is what you need to do.

  1. You go to Amazon.com and put in the search engine the name of the book you want to review. For example, here’s the link to my books on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Janice-Spina/e/B00HNET4HG

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Five Ways To Annoy Your Reader


Some good points here, Douglas. Thanks for the post.

Douglas W.T. Smith

At times it is difficult being a writer and a reader, since looking at novels with a critical eye can ruin the fun of reading. But reading often what makes our writing stronger. Over the years I’ve discovered similarities between the works that irritate me at best and cause me to lose interest and stop reading at worst.

Below, in no particular order, are five things writers (maybe including myself) do that annoy reader:

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Five Ways To Annoy Your Reader


Some good points here, Douglas. Thanks for the post.

Douglas W.T. Smith

At times it is difficult being a writer and a reader, since looking at novels with a critical eye can ruin the fun of reading. But reading often what makes our writing stronger. Over the years I’ve discovered similarities between the works that irritate me at best and cause me to lose interest and stop reading at worst.

Below, in no particular order, are five things writers (maybe including myself) do that annoy reader:

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Calling All Writers!


A competition for all. Start writing those stories and send your submissions to the email in the information above.

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Announcement!

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THE ELECTRIC ECLECTIC NOVELLA FICTION PRIZE 2020 is a worldwide competition for emerging writers and indie authors.

The competition is open for submissions from the 1st of February 2020

Full entry details and rules can be found on the Electric Eclectic website.

We encourage submissions from all literary fictional genres with no restrictions on theme or subject.

The emphasis of the judging will be on ambitious, imaginative and innovative approaches which explore and expand creative writing.

A fee of £10.00 (GDP) is required to obtain the official entry form, the only acceptable method of entry.

Email to request an official entry form here.

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PRIZES INCLUDE

Paperback publishing package and marketing campaign to support the winning title.

Branded eBook publishing for 2nd & 3rd places.

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The British Library and Legal Deposit


For those of you publishing in the UK and don’t know about this.

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A few days ago, I received a receipt from the British Library, confirming that my “Selected Poems” has been added to their shelves/catalogue.

Under UK law a copy of every publication, published in the United Kingdom, (print and electronic), must be provided to the British Library, and to 5 other UK libraries on request.

The responsibility for furnishing copies rests with publishers which, (in the case of self-published authors) in effect means that they must provide their published works to the British Library and (if requested to do so) to the 5 other UK libraries.

The above system (which is known as Legal Deposit) helps to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage for the benefit of authors and readers alike.

You can read more about Legal Deposit here, https://kmorrispoet.com/2017/03/10/legal-deposit-for-self-published-and-other-authors/.

The paperback edition of my “Selected Poems“, (which is held by the British Library) is available from…

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What Percentage of Novelists Earn a Living Wage?


One question. Was this Traditionally Published Author, Independent or a mixture of both?

Nicholas C. Rossis

Of all the learned professions, literature is the most poorly paid.

—Dr. Edward Eggleston, 1890

Lately, I have taken to answer publishing-related questions on Quora. Yesterday, I came across someone who asked, What percentage of novelists earn a living wage (i.e. $40,000-$50,000 a year)?

After a little research, I came across some data that I think will be of interest to you, so I’m sharing here my response.

What Percentage of Novelists Earn a Living Wage?

Get paid to write | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Writing is typically a poorly paid profession—or so most people think. However, just how poorly paid it is, is a matter of some debate. Last year, the Authors Guild released an income survey with the usual “crisis” headline. However, a large number of respondents reported little or no income. Once you filter out these people, the numbers are quite different.

As Publishers Marketplace explains, the median income for full-time published authors, once you remove…

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