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In it for the money - 8 signs that your publisher is scamming you

Your job as a writer is to write. With self-publishing, you’re also expected to have a hand in editing, marketing and sales, graphic design, as well as a host of other jobs that would normally be handled by a traditional publisher. It’s recommended you get professionals in to help you with the heavy lifting, but how do you know you’re not being scammed?

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Publish me - How to write the perfect book proposal to get them to say yes!

If you’re writing a non-fiction book, trying to find someone to publish it is a different journey than a regular novel. With fiction, you will normally have to have a completed manuscript ready to go before you start trying to pitch it, but non-fiction books can be picked up on the back of an idea. Here are the things you need to include when submitting your non-fiction book proposal.

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Show me the money - How to price your book

Your book is finished. You’ve had it edited, proofread, the cover is designed, the blurb is done, it’s perfect. How much do you sell it for? It’s worth a lot to you, blood, sweat, and tears, but what’s the best price to get the best return? Here are some things to consider.

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Get it out - 10 steps to getting your short story published

Getting your short story published is a great way to validate yourself as an author. Whether you’re doing it for a little extra money, to increase your visibility, or improve your reputation, a short story can improve your standing in the writing world, but it can be difficult. Here are ten steps to help you give you the best chance.

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Better meta - Putting metadata to good use

When putting together an ebook you’ll hear the word metadata bandied around but without any real clues as to what it is and what you should do with it. Essentially, it’s the bibliographic information, technical data about your book, but it could be so much more. Read on to find out what metadata is and what it can do for you.

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