In 2016, a colleague and I unscientifically “surveyed” a few thousand fledgling entrepreneurs, asking them what they plan to do when they’re “financially free”. The top three answers won’t startle you – when asked what they’ll do with their time, the vast majority told us they’ll: travel volunteer spend more time with their family Pretty […]
When writing a novel, sometimes the most difficult part is getting started. I was in your shoes several years ago. I wanted to write a fiction novel but didn’t know how to start. Then when on an airplane flight to Europe for business, I used a notebook to write each chapter in paragraph form. The […]
I know there is all kinds of debate about whether book trailers are worth the cost, whether they are worth the time and whether they increase book sales. I’m here to tell you that yes, they are worth it! And the truth is, you can create a pretty sharp looking book trailer for free. And chances are the software you need already lives on your computer. So let’s get started! Make sure you check out the end of this post where we give away awesome book trailer templates as well as a chance to get your very own custom book trailer designed by us.
In the hyper-competitive book world, authors need to find ways to stand out in a crowd. Even if you write a book better than that international bestseller in your genre category, it will languish in the Kindle store and on the bookshelf unless you convince readers to take a risk and invest time in reading […]
What I’m saying here is food for thought, and it may provoke, because it goes against common perceptions. Writing used to be a precarious career, with unsteady and uncertain income. But the world has changed. As a writer in 2017, I actually have more ‘job security’ than most people in employed jobs. Instead of depending […]
Some lucky people get inspiration for one book at a time and can concentrate on that book with laser focus until it’s done and ready to publish. At least, I’m assuming they’re out there. I’ve never personally met one. What I HAVE often met is writers who keep getting inspiration for new projects, starting to […]