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Freelance writers: where do you find jobs online? Use this handy list to add some new options to your bookmarks folder.
Confession: For me, the scariest part of a writer’s conference is the cocktail party. There’s no structure....
Me, shy? Nah. Cheers!
What does it really take to build a writer platform? Learn the most important aspect to building your writer platform, and 101 quick ways to get started.
Wouldn't you like to give your book added appeal? Well, how about creating an audiobook to accompany it?
Keys to Understanding Amazon’s Algorithms by Penny Sansevieri examines the importance of keywords, titles, page optimization, and more
The Internet is a big place. Fortunately for you, I've done the work of scouring this mighty big world wide web to bring you this list of the best resources for writers. These are sites I refer to ...
Not a bad starter list.
Great and useful resources!
Carefully crafted writing is often invisible, the reverse sticks out like the Mutt's Nuts.
The companion piece to the Press Release Tutorial that should be somewhere in the vicinity of this post. If you can't see it the link's inside this article anyway
This is a catalog of free planners for creative people and entrepreneurs. Each planner also has articles for how to use them in case you want a jumpstarter.
Love the blog post planner you can fill in on your computer. Updated at the beginning of each month.
Guest Post by Shaun J. McLaughlin One of the challenges facing authors of historical fiction is to be true to the era in which you set your story.
In my opinion the best way to reflect a period accurately is to read a lot of texts published in that period. But if you can't or won't, THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!
How indie authors can use Amazon Categories to drive sales.
A style sheet is an easy way to manage consistency in a manuscript. Writer or editor, consider putting together a style sheet for every project.
Kindle changed the game for authors by allowing them to self-publish. Problem was, they still had to pay a 30% tax to Amazon and never knew who was buying their books.
Personally the most useful aspect of direct selling would be building that mailing list.
I may need this VERY SOON...
Mary Tod provides a practical outline.
Useful for inspiration, but hit the link to the main article to see why you shouldn't follow the formula too slavishly.
Fair use allows you to use someone’s copyrighted work without permission. However, invoking fair use is not a straightforward matter.
An excellent guide by attorney Brad Frazer
If you've got some serious spare time, make yourself a favicon. A great writing procrastinator.
Your book can be so much more than just a book!
Orna Ross of the Alliance of Independent Authors outlines the potential in your indie book.
All these apps are for iPhone, but many can be bought for iPad and Android. As apps are added to the iTunes store all the time, you may like to do a search to see what's new. Nothing here is over $...
Some pretty handy apps in here. I'm gutted that The Author Organizer is only available in Australia, though. *Sobs*
And when, WHEN? will Scrivener be available on the iPad?
How To Make a Book Cover with Public Domain Images
Are you tired of buying eBooks that are poorly formatted and designed? A lot of other readers are too.
Formatting counts when you expect people to pay money for your ebook.