There was a bit of confusion on my first post. I'd like to say, this series of posts is aimed at writers who wish to be Authors and make an income of some kind or another. As an Author, you run a business. In business, NOTHING is FREE, most certainly not your TIME. You've made … Continue reading Publishing Confusion – Part Three. Building a Website
Author Brand! What is it? Who likes Nike, Adidas? Who's your favourite Movie Star, Poet, Author? The first two are BRANDS which people love. The Second are people who can be turned into BRANDS and generally are. So, how do they do this? What does it mean to have a BRAND? If you get a … Continue reading Publishing Confusion – Part Two. Author Brand
YOUR TIME ISN'T FREE - EVERY MINUTE IS WORTH...? There are lots of new writers out there each and every day. There is also a heck of a lot of confusion in writing groups. The same questions get asked constantly, people give inaccurate information to each other, few do their own research to find the … Continue reading Publishing Confusion – Part One
Nothing is FREE when you publish independently unless you're a tech expert and know everything. EDITING, INTERIOR DESIGN (Formatting) BOOK COVERS & MARKETING, etc. Can you do everything? I know I can't which is why I use CONTRACTORS for my manuscripts and developed a business to help other Independent Authors. I've seen so much BAD INTERIOR DESIGN, … Continue reading Interior Design – Fonts and Genre you Write
Who is your Audience? Do you know? Do you care? Remember choosing your Audience also affects the marketing you will need to do. Editing is not my thing. I do my best work helping with the flow and structure of a manuscript. I'll call it proofreading for now. Some things are easy to see and … Continue reading English Language and your Readers!
FIVERR and Editing Once again, I have seen New Authors get caught up in messes with supposed Editors from FIVERR. I know there are many good ones out there, like with anything else, it's a matter of finding them. RESEARCH every part of building your book. This is why our MOTTO is 'Building Books One … Continue reading FIVERR and the Pros and Cons of Editing
FIVERR... The place many people go to get cheap work done, especially new authors and those who don't understand the ropes of how to get the best out of FIVERR. This post is to help you find your way, researching who to trust and when to run. It's a bit like people using Vanity Publishing, … Continue reading FIVERR the Pros and Cons and How to Pick a Graphic Designer
Many new authors use Fiverr as a cheap place to go and get work done on their books, be it a book cover, images inside a book, editing or formatting. All I can say is please check and research anyone you use, especially from Fiverr and similar sites. Yes, there are some great people on … Continue reading Fiverr and Images
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware® I've been expending a lot of words and time lately warning about the latest scam phenomenon to hit the writing world: fake publishing and marketing companies that, through outrageous prices and worthless services, extract enormous amounts of money from unwary writers. Based in the Philippines (despite their apparent US addresses, phone … Continue reading Scam Publishers…Beware.
Reviews. Something we all love to have as authors and business people. We need them to show other people's opinions about our products and services. They are important. The last thing we do is delete them. Especially if you are learning your trade. My muse, Chloe King is an erotic author who writes on Inkitt. … Continue reading Reviews