Other Nonfiction Topics

How to Create Workbooks

Workbooks can be a wonderful addition to your offerings because they often have a higher perceived value than even a standard hardcover or paperback book. There is something about the idea of having to fill in worksheets and do the exercises that makes us willing to spend more money on a workbook. While a typical […]

How to Set Up an Author Business by Mike Kowis, Esq.

I recently gave a talk to a local writer’s group about the process of self-publishing a book, which includes setting up an author business.  Afterwards, the group leader thanked me for sharing the “business side” of being an author.  While I appreciated her kind gesture, it struck me as odd because I think of an […]

How to Use Your Reviews and Excerpts by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

When Stephanie highlighted the importance of endorsements for writers it occurred to me that I could share a couple excerpts from the third in my multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers, How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What is your favorite charitable cause?

Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What is your favorite charitable cause? Here’s what they had to say: Jen Doeden Weer: The Drawer’s mission is to provide warmth and dignity to the homeless and underprivileged through new socks and underwear. Both are among the most needed and the least […]

Extracting Blurbs from Reviews by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

When Stephanie highlighted the importance of endorsements for writers it occurred to me that I could share a couple excerpts from the third in my multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers, How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a […]

Favorite Websites for Author Advice

We sent out a query asking nonfiction authors “what are  your favorite websites for author advice and guidance?” Here are their replies: Bronwen Sciortino I love the Australian Self-Publisher (www.australianselfpublisher.com) and the Book Baby (www.bookbaby.com) websites and blogs – loads of information about what’s happening all around the world and lots of practical, simple and […]

Getting Permission to Use Reviews and Extracting Blurbs from Them by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Stephanie recently highlighted the importance of endorsements for writers and it occurred to me that I could share some excerpts from the third in my multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers, How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a […]

How the Amazon KDP Select Program Works for Nonfiction Authors (Part 4)

In Part 3 of this blog series – How to Use Amazon Display Ads – we showed you how to set up display ads on Amazon. Now let’s move on to Part 4: How the Amazon KDP Select Program Works (Nonfiction Authors) The KDP Select program is available to Kindle ebook publishers and allows authors/ […]

How to Use Amazon Display Ads to Sell More Books (Part 3)

In Part 2 of this blog series – How to Use Amazon Pay-Per-Click Ads – we showed you how to set up pay-per-click advertising campaigns on Amazon. Now let’s move on to Part 3: How to Use Amazon Display Ads Amazon Product Display Ads are generated based on book genre, related books, and even other […]

How to Use Amazon Pay-Per-Click Ads to Sell More Books (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog series – How to Use Amazon Advertising to Sell More Books – we explored how Amazon is moving in the direction of pay-to-play advertising for authors in publishers. Now let’s move on to Part 2: How to Use Amazon Pay-Per-Click Ads Amazon’s Sponsored Product Ads, which allow you to […]