Since its birth in the 1980’s, urban fantasy as a genre has grown considerably more popular over the years, and while it may not have yet reached the commercial heights of genre behemoths like romance or mystery, there is no doubt that UF as a genre will continue to grow and grow. And the reason … Read more
Before we begin, let me point out that this article is not intended to be some sort of blueprint for “How To Write A Bestselling Urban Fantasy Series”. The article merely outlines the research I did before I started writing the male urban fantasy series that I’m still hard at work on. As well as … Read more
If you have been self publishing for any length of time, or you know anything about online marketing, then you will no doubt have heard the oft worn phrase, “The money is in the list.” The list being referred to is, of course, an email list, and in marketing terms it is one of the … Read more
I hesitated to use the name Urban Fantasy in this article, mainly because these days it is often too closely associated with Paranormal Romance, which does nothing to describe the kind of books that I write. To me, Urban Fantasy describes a type of fiction that features supernatural characters in a realistic setting, which can … Read more
As authors, the importance of being active on social media platforms is often rammed down our throats. It seems sometimes that unless you are active on twenty different platforms and spend half your day posting to them then you aren’t doing enough.
But how much social media is enough?
How many platforms should an author be active on?
And what platforms work the best for authors?
These are questions we shall tackle in this article. Hopefully by the end of it you will have a better idea of how to approach social media so you get the best experience possible from it.
In any creative endeavor, productivity matters. You can be as creative as you like, but that won’t matter if you don’t finish anything or get your work out there for all to see.
As a writer, if all you do is write and don’t publish anything, or worse, don’t finish anything, how is that being productive?
In my book, that’s about as unproductive as you can get.
But what is the main cause of being unproductive?
In a word: perfectionism.
It’s a curse that helps no one.
If you want to know how to beat it, read on.
Here we are again, now at stage five of the process of writing and publishing your first non-fiction book.
In part one we looked at coming up with ideas and then researching those ideas.
In part two we looked at outlining your book.
In part three we discussed writing your book.
Then in part four we looked at designing the cover for your book.
Now we are going to discuss another important aspect of publishing your book, and that is the title of your book and the description of your book on the sales page.
Welcome back to another installment in this series on how to publish your first non-fiction book.
In part one of this series we discussed developing and researching your book idea.
Then in part two we looked at how to outline the structure of your book and the kind of material you needed to include in it.
In part three, we then discussed how to go about writing your book.
Now in part four of this series we are now going to look at getting your cover sorted.
Welcome back to the second part of this series on how to write and publish your first non-fiction book and start earning as an indie author.
If you followed the steps in the first part of the series you should now have a good idea about the type of book you want to write. You should have also researched the market for your book on Amazon.
Assuming your idea is good to go and there’s a market there for it, it’s time now to look at outlining the book in preparation for writing it, so let’s get started on that.
Welcome to the first part of my brand new blog series on how to write a non-fiction book and get started as an indie author.
There has never been a better time to be a writer and self-publisher. Thanks to Amazon Kindle and many other indie publishing platforms, the opportunity is there for people to realize their dreams of becoming a published author and making a living as a writer.
It is in that spirit of creativity and free enterprise that I present to you this comprehensive guide on publishing your very first non-fiction book. Even if you have already published a book, keep reading because I’m sure you’ll pick up at least a few tips to help you progress further on your journey as an indie author.