Top 10 Productivity Books For Ambitious Writers

The self-publishing business is all about speed of delivery and consistent quality. While the latter is open to interpretation, a speedy delivery is something quite tangible — and trainable. It's very important to be able to write good books fast, and publish them on a consistent schedule. It offers you credibility, professionalism, and a steady increase in readers. A …

THE DEEP LINK is now FREE on Amazon for a very short time! + More good news!

Hey guys, My sci-fi novel THE DEEP LINK is available for FREE on all Amazon stores, from September 1st through 3rd! Grab your copy now & spread the word, and win my undying gratitude in form of rainbow-colored cookies raining from the sky! Not really. That would be horrible. Battered to death by cookies is no way to go …

How to format your novel for Smashwords

I assume you're a well-informed, well-prepared author-publisher and have your novel parts in order (with front matter, biography, etc.), so I will only discuss the technical part here: formatting only. For tips on how to structure your manuscript for an optimal ebook experience, please consult Smashword's very own tips, or the thousands of online articles on self-publishing floating on the web. Now let's get …

Beta-reading is the trial by fire before you jump into the live volcano

Because your beta-readers are the first to get a glimpse of your mess masterpiece, and the experience had better prepare you for the reality out there: readers might not love your book. They might not drool over it. They might even hate it. Or worse---not care about it at all. Good beta-readers will critique your MS. Awesome beta-readers will …