Monday, June 17, 2024

Why You Don't Have to be a Desk Bound Writer


Writing is a sedentary gig unless one has a treadmill desk. But I have long believed writing and working out are complementary disciplines. And it's not just that moving counterbalances the effects of sitting in a chair for so many hours every day. I've long believed that the work-out life has lessons for the writing life. I've "solved" a lot of books while at the gym, in part because I'm not trying to solve them at that precise moment. When you're loose, focusing on a physical task, it's amazing what can happen in your head.

Laura Lippman 

The Pains and Strains of Being a Writer

Unfortunately sitting down for long periods of time is one of the downsides of being a writer.  And this isn't healthy.  It can lead to all sorts of health problems, and shorten your life.

Monday, June 10, 2024

A Simple Guide to Upload Your Book to KDP for Publishing


The good news about self-publishing is you get to do everything yourself. The bad news about self publishing is you get to do everything yourself.

Lori Lesko

The self-publishing process sounds scary, but once you get used to publishing your own books it becomes automatic.

Amazon allows you to sell your books worldwide and, once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to format and create books ready for publishing.  As I previously stated, once you have these two major steps down to a t, you'll have gained to extra skills to add your writing arsenal.

Monday, June 03, 2024

How to Create a Book on Kindle Create


The best self promotion is your next book. And the book after that and after that …

Bella Andre

Who would have thought it.

We're living in a time where you, the writer, can have full control over every aspect of publishing your book.

This opens up doors as well as lots of other opportunities.

We're going to look at the process of uploading your document to Kindle Create, a free book formatting software.  And show how simple it is to create a simple book with very little to no IT knowledge.

Monday, May 27, 2024

What You Need to Know About CPC and CPM Bidding When Advertising Your Book


Content is king, but marketing is queen, and runs the household. 

Gary Vaynerchuk

If you're a newcomer to book marketing, you've probably already come across CPM and CPC advertising.

The problem is which is best?


What's the difference?