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Amazon Out of Stock Issues and the Pros and Cons of Publishing with CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source

Amazon Out of Stock Issues and the Pros and Cons of Publishing with CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source

Recently there has been much discussion in the publishing community around whether authors should publish their books with both IngramSpark/Lightning Source and CreateSpace or choose just one publishing platform. Below we break down some of the pros and cons you should know about. But first, let’s clarify that IngramSpark is a publishing platform for indie […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What do you hope readers will gain from reading your book?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What do you hope readers will gain from reading your book?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What do you hope readers will gain from reading your book? Here’s what they had to say: David Evans: My book “ONE GOOD IDEA” provides some simple, fun ideas to help readers find that One Good Idea that they need. (One of the […]

How to Connect with Fellow Writers and Where to Find Writers’ Groups, Conferences, and Events

How to Connect with Fellow Writers and Where to Find Writers’ Groups, Conferences, and Events

Back in 2003 when I quit my soul-sucking corporate job and opened a brick and mortar bookstore (which I sold three years later), one of my first initiatives was to start a writers’ group that met in the store every Saturday morning. I had decided that I wanted to finally pursue my life-long goal of […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What is the title of your book and who is your target audience?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What is the title of your book and who is your target audience?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What is the title of your book and who is your target audience? Here’s what they had to say: Joel D Canfield: The working title is “Making Resistance Irrelevant: Why You Aren’t Writing and What You Can Do About It” It’ll be good […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What advice would you offer to new authors just getting started?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What advice would you offer to new authors just getting started?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What advice would you offer to new authors just getting started? Here’s what they had to say: Stephanie Chandler: Start now! Build a marketing plan before the book is finished being written and you will be ahead of the game! Marie DeHaan: Never […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your best travel tips? (Packing advice, places to find great deals, etc.)

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are your best travel tips? (Packing advice, places to find great deals, etc.)

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What are your best travel tips? (Packing advice, places to find great deals, etc.) Here’s what they had to say: Danielle Hampson – The very first thing to do if you travel often: invest in the TSA/Global entry program. It is inexpensive and […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What essential items do you take with you to a book signing event or speaking engagement?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What essential items do you take with you to a book signing event or speaking engagement?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What essential items do you take with you to a book signing event or speaking engagement? Here’s what they had to say: David Evans: Of course, there’s the usual stuff: pens, books. paper, that sort of thing. But for me, the most important […]

What You Keep and What You Cut: 6 Tips to Creating Non-fiction Plots by Luisa Brenton

What You Keep and What You Cut: 6 Tips to Creating Non-fiction Plots by Luisa Brenton

Being a nonfiction writer has its pros and cons. For one, you are solely responsible for representing factual evidence in your writing without adding any unnecessary flair to it. Not only that, but you are bound to be remembered as “The” person that wrote a text that everyone is able to reference whenever they are […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: How do you get yourself booked for speaking engagements?

Round-Up Question of the Week: How do you get yourself booked for speaking engagements?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What book marketing strategies have worked best for you? Here’s what they had to say: David Evans: When I first started speaking, several years ago, I paid a speaking service for a listing in their speakers list. After that I just started calling […]

13 Must-Have Items When on Tour by PR by the Book Team

13 Must-Have Items When on Tour by PR by the Book Team

You’ve got your multi-city tour planned out perfectly: all the best bookstores ready to greet you with stacks of pre-purchased copies of your book ready for signing, the best morning TV programs segments booked, and fans in every city lined up to meet you. BUT have you forgotten the most vital necessities for your tour? […]