The Top 10 Mistakes New Writers Make

By Phoebe Yu So you want to write but don’t know where to start? The journey to becoming a published author is a bumpy ride with lots of ups and downs along the way.  As a new writer learning the ropes you will inevitably make some mistakes. That’s okay, but here’s a list of commonContinue reading “The Top 10 Mistakes New Writers Make”

How to Get Your Book Published By the World’s Top Publishers

By Claire Ransom For the past 10 years, I have worked with some of the world’s top publishing houses. I’ve worked as an editor, writer, project manager, and business analyst. I’ve worked on print and digital titles, and on publishing and commercial strategy, and am lucky enough to have worked with the teams behind someContinue reading “How to Get Your Book Published By the World’s Top Publishers”

25 Books Every Author Should Read

By Turgay Birand Stephen King famously said: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” Reading on a daily basis allows writers to learn new styles, words and find inspiration from some of the greatest writers of all time. If youContinue reading “25 Books Every Author Should Read”

Book Marketing Mistakes: 19 Top Ways Authors Get It Wrong

by Hannah Lee Kidder I don’t think there’s anything scarier for an author than marketing the books they write. In a constantly-evolving industry with different niches, inconsistent rules, and never-still goalposts, selling a book is hard. So hard that most authors push the marketing part of their author platform away, avoid it, and save it for the last minute. That’sContinue reading “Book Marketing Mistakes: 19 Top Ways Authors Get It Wrong”

How to Write Book Titles That Sell: 5 SEO Tips for Creating a Nonfiction Book Title So You Can Sell More Copies

by Nina Harrington We’ve all heard it: Don’t judge a book by its cover. But why is that such a popular warning? Probably because we do judge things (and people) based on appearances—if a book has an eyecatching cover, you’ll probably pick it up to learn more. But if the book’s cover looks like a drunk chipmunk paintedContinue reading “How to Write Book Titles That Sell: 5 SEO Tips for Creating a Nonfiction Book Title So You Can Sell More Copies”

7 Lies About Becoming a Writer That You Probably Believe

This is an edifying article by Joe Bunting The profession of writing has been around for thousands of years. You would think we would have figured out how to become one by now, right? However, the more you read, the more you realize no one seems to agree on how to become a writer. Depending on who you listenContinue reading “7 Lies About Becoming a Writer That You Probably Believe”

How to Be a Good Writer (If There Is Such a Thing)

Jeff Goins is a bestselling author, podcaster, blogger, marketer and speaker. Too many writers are caught up with thoughts of whether or not they are any good.  We are quite the neurotic bunch, aren’t we? But what if all this self-doubt was actually self-destructive? What if there was no such thing as a “good writer“? MostContinue reading “How to Be a Good Writer (If There Is Such a Thing)”

8 Mental and Physical Benefits of Audio books

Jenna Homen works on all things related to social media and the Libro.fm community. When not reading and listening to books, she is probably painting or hiking. Social distancing and self-isolation in the face of coronavirus can take a toll on our mental health. Fortunately, audiobooks are a helpful tool to combat negative thoughts andContinue reading “8 Mental and Physical Benefits of Audio books”

How to Become a Successful Author

Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and works directly with authors who want to be seriously successful and has been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the ’80s. Judith is the author of 36 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (Foreword IndieFab Book ofContinue reading “How to Become a Successful Author”

How to Establish Credibility in Your Writing (With audio version)

Jamie Goodwin: Jamie graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a degree in English Education. She spent several years teaching and tutoring students at the elementary, high school, and college level. She currently works as a contract writer and curriculum developer for online education courses. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending timeContinue reading “How to Establish Credibility in Your Writing (With audio version)”