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 for months, 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 greatest authors out there […]

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 for authors at every […]

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, […]

How I Hit The USA TODAY Bestseller List

And how you can, too!

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 […]