How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Editor?

Everything You Need to Know About Hiring Someone to Edit Your Masterpiece

You’ve completed writing your book, plugging away from months, you’ve read it over, and now you want to know what to do next. Regardless of whether you choose to traditionally or independently publish, you should find an editor. It shouldn’t be an offense to you to say hiring a great editor is key. Even the […]

How to Get Your Book on Amazon

Your Guide to Getting Published on Amazon

Congratulations! You wrote a book and now you want to know what to do with it. The traditional way to get your book published is a long, tiresome journey usually fraught with endless rejection letters to the point of wanting to give up. First, you have to find an agent willing to take you on […]

Tools for Authors

From Book Research to Publication

tools for authors

It might be because I’m a nerd, but I’m a firm believer in the power of tech to make an author’s life a lot easier. Previously, I shared my ideas on how to apply the Pareto principle to your work as an author. Today, I’d like to share my favorite tools and apps for each […]

Dear Author, Don’t Quit!

A Letter to Authors Who’ve Considered Giving Up

All authors eventually go through what I call “White Flag Syndrome.” It looks something like this. You painstakingly write everyday, but you’ve been struggling with it for too long. You wake up one morning completely discouraged. You’ve already discarded an earlier draft, and now once again the book’s direction seems completely lost. You decide to […]

Author Media Kit Tips and Free Template

Professional Author Media Kit Editable with Microsoft Word

Before an author gets that all-important magazine, newspaper or radio interview, an interviewer will probably spend time perusing the author’s media kit. For this reason, media kits are really important to your book marketing efforts! There are lot of companies that offer services to build your media kit for you, and they can cost as much as $1,200. While those services are probably worth it, we tried to save you some time and money by building a world-class editable media kit for free (if you are ready to go ahead and download it, you can skip straight to it).

Are You Having Second Thoughts About Self-Publishing?

An author's account of her struggle with self-publishing.

I am a few months into the release of my first book, “Rising Above Statistics: Success Against All Odds” and the work is just beginning. I chose to self-publish my book and people constantly ask me “Why?” After all, self-publishing is hard work.  Write the book, edit the book, format it, find a cover designer, […]