Monday, July 22, 2019

Why Social Media is Essential for Writers

Blog post updated 22/07/2019.

Social media has gone from being a simple "friend finder" to a full-time "pastime" for many, both old and young. 

Currently used by over 2.6 billion people worldwide, social media platforms have become a part of everyday life.  With many people glued to their screens by the daily activities of friends, family, and followers.

Way back in 2005, this wasn't always the case, the world hadn't caught on to the social media bug.

Taking  a deeper look into the turbulent history of social media will help us better understand how the world has drastically changed, and is still changing around us. And why social media has become an integral part of most writer's lives.

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Writers Guide to Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing What's It All About?

With the ever widening innovations of the internet, and technology with cookie trackers capable of predicting which products you're likely to purchase, and interactive web pages.  It's know wonder that people have been taking advantage of this important technology.  With advertisements popping up, showing products you're looking for.

Monday, July 08, 2019

6 Reasons Why "Just Write" is the Best Advice for Writers

I've been writing online for a number of years now and the more I read, the more I realise why "Just Write" is the best advice, especially when times get tough.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Basic Writing Tools Every Writer Should Use

3 Must-Have Tools for Writers

It's pretty clear these days, that many writers are relying on technology rather than real books, such as dictionaries, style guides, and grammar reference books.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Email Marketing Tips for Writers

Email marketing has become a great tool for writers to connect with their audience.  This blog post is going to talk about how email marketing can be used effectively, and how simple it is to create a newsletter campaign that will help you relate to your audience.

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Essential Guide to SEO for Writers

Every website owner needs to understand both the importance and meaning of SEO and what relevance it has to their blog.

Monday, June 10, 2019

5 Fabulous Book Cover Design Tips Every Author Must Know

Never judge a book by its cover.

As the old adage goes, but book covers are a vital selling point for all authors wanting to grab the attention of future readers.

Monday, June 03, 2019

The Rookie's Guide to Self-Publishing

(Updated 3/06/2019). 

So What is Self-Publishing?

Self-publishing is the ability to publish a book or eBook on a platform such as Amazon, and not needing the help of a traditional publishing house.

I've done this with Amazon, and currently have 6 books on their platform, and currently receive an income from that.

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Benefits of Touch Typing for Writers

A Brief History of the Typewriter

Creating a machine with the ability to put down the spoken word, was a desire of many pioneering inventors.

Things really started to kick-in around about the 14th century when many inventors started building protypes of very early printing machines.  Many of these early inventions received patents, some were picked up by the public, but were ultimately discarded.

Monday, May 20, 2019

5 Book Marketing Tips for Self-Published Authors

Give Your Book Sales a Boost With These 5 Simple Book Marketing Tips

Some of the most basic issues of book marketing can easily be overlooked in the rush to sell your book.