Self-Publishing and Book Marketing

I love tuning words into books and I get such a buzz out of hitting the Publish button and seeing work go live online or accepting delivery of a batch of books for a client. If I experience this buzz and sense of thrill, it can be nothing compared with how an author...

Being a Published Author-Your New Business Calling Card

Recently I read a very interesting article and it really hit home to me about the real usefulness of traditional business cards. I know you can send an e-card but the article got me thinking and that can be a dangerous thing. A business card can only hold so much...

18 Problems Authors Face When Publishing

Having spoken to a number of authors, there are a number of things that hold them back from publishing. Fear of rejection. Fear that their work is still not good enough to publish or will never be good enough. Fear of the unknown Fear that they are getting in over...

How to Publish a Book Using an Irish Publisher

I remember when I started publishing my own books a few years ago, I kept everything nice and simple. I was writing fiction, had no images and wrote everything in Microsoft Word. I then got KD Publisher Pro software which took care of the document, formatting it and...

Which Book Cover Design Works Best

Cover design can range from the simplest where an image is placed on the cover of the book and text designed around it, to the most complex where unique artwork is created or a composite/montage of images are combined to create an overall image. As a result, the cost...

Key Elements of a Good Book Description

When it comes to writing a good description for your book, it is important to remember that other than your book cover and title, your book description is what will encourage and or discourage any potential readers from reading your book. You only have a short time to...