What Is #Bookstagram?

I confess. I hadn’t heard this term until recently. But #bookstagram is something that you as an author need to know. What Is #bookstagram? You probably know what Instagram is. Well, #bookstagram is pretty much an offshoot of that. It’s essentially an Instagram hashtag used to denote a book-related picture. What’s …

Have E-Books Replaced Mass Market Books?

You probably remember the term “mass market books” or “mass market paperbacks.” But you also probably haven’t heard it in quite a while. There’s a reason for that. And that reason sits primarily in the e-book space. What Is a Mass Market Book, Anyway? People often used to confuse the term …

Vanity Publishing and Self Publishing: What’s the Difference?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, you know a fair amount about self publishing. And if you’re over the age of 40, you probably have heard about vanity publishing as well — and likely not in a positive way. Just the name itself is awful …

Articles for Authors: What You Might Have Missed in February

Happy March, everyone.  Since February came and went so quickly, you may have missed some of these really helpful articles for authors – put together from various places across the web. Here are five our our favorites. 5 Must-Read Articles for Authors The Indie Author’s Guide to Customer Reviews How …

Group Blogs: The Hows and Whys for Authors

So you know you should blog to promote your book. But you worry it will be a waste of your time and effort. The solution? Group blogs. Why Authors Should Consider Group Blogs First, let’s define group blogs. These are individual blogs on specific topics that have multiple authors, each contributing …

Our 5 Most-Read Posts of 2016

Happy New Year, everyone! 2017 is coming in with a bang! But before we look forward, let’s take a quick look backward at our most-read posts of 2016 — most-read by authors like yourself. Here is a list of the five blog posts that got the most reads in the …

What Authors Should Read: November in Review

Another month has come and gone (and we are in the midst of the holiday season). We did a lot of posting and sharing in November — both of our own content and of other sites’ interesting articles, blog posts and more. In case you missed any of it, here’s …

Selling Books Online: 5 Things You Need to Know

Okay, you’ve written your first novel and you’re interested in selling books online … so how do you actually go about that? Here are five basic tenets to help you get started selling books online… 1. It’s not that difficult to get a book listed on Amazon. Even if you …

5 Author Tips from October

It’s time for our monthly round-up again! If you missed any of these five author tips that were published in October, this is your chance to catch up. Enjoy! October Author Tips: 5 Must-Reads 1. Your Author Page: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself In this post, we explore a few …