7 Ways To Get the Most Out Of A Writers’ Conference

7 Ways To Get the Most Out Of A Writers’ Conference

Writers’ conferences are amazing things. You get to talk to other people who understand the joys and agonies of being an author, share tips for getting an agent or a publishing deal, find new beta readers, make new industry connections, and even get tips on how to...
Parts of a Book: The Basic Anatomy of Book Design

Parts of a Book: The Basic Anatomy of Book Design

When you’re self-publishing a book, it’s important to pay attention to detail. You have to do all the little things that readers expect from a professional book in order to attract attention and convince people to spend their hard-earned money and precious time on...
Book Budgeting Basics: Planning Your Way To Publishing Profits

Book Budgeting Basics: Planning Your Way To Publishing Profits

“Budget” is not a bad word. Okay, so it brings to mind images of serious, scowling penny-pinchers who drain all the fun out of life by demanding that 99.994% of your income goes to paying down debt and saving for a rainy day. But really, a budget can be the thing that...
How Advances and Royalties Really Work

How Advances and Royalties Really Work

Six-figure advance! Huge deal for new series by beloved bestselling author! Novel by new author goes for crazy amount at auction! Industry headlines scream about how much traditionally published authors can make—massive advances, bidding wars on books—but have you...