Author Guide - Building an Opt-in List

Using Free Tools
By Heather Scrooby

I am impressed by Author Guide - Building an Opt-in List by Heather Scrooby. I am an author myself and have struggled with sales, but Heather has provided links to many free resources authors can use in their marketing efforts. Everything from free file storage...

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Exploring the Fantasy Realm

Magic in Stories for Children and Young Adults
By Simon Rose

Exploring the Fantasy Realm: Magic in Stories for Children and Young Adults is small in size, but packs in a lot of information about writing in the fantasy genre. Included in the book are examples from fantasy books, including fairy tales, children’s stories, and YA...

School and Library Visits for Authors and Illustrators

By Simon Rose

Once a book is written, edited and published, the work is by no means complete. Authors have to be very resourceful in how they promote their work. This doesn’t have to be a burden. Some parts of self-promotion can be quite enjoyable. For example, a...

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Spectacular story starters, study guides and classroom resources
By Simon Rose

There is nothing better than a good story to sweep one’s imagination away to another world. But these stories originated somewhere and there are always some interesting tangents that a reader can pursue based on a good story. Teachers are always looking for new and...

The Social Media Writer's Guide

By Simon Rose

The famous bard, Shakespeare, knew how to make a candid point in very few words. “A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, sums up the need to be short and to the point, or, quite frankly,...

The Working Writer's Guide

Making a Living as a Published Author and Professional Writer
By Simon Rose

It’s not easy making a living as a writer. Gone are the days when book royalties alone would constitute a substantial income. Unless you’re one of those writers who can instantly make it to the top as a best seller and keep your books on...

The Children's Writer's Guide

By Simon Rose

“Writing books for children is a marathon, not a sprint.” So claims children’s author, Simon Rose. With quite a few children’s books published and in circulation, the author knows the amount of time and effort that goes into writing a book. And the work never...

The Social Media Marketing Blueprint for Lawyers

By Anthony Marrone

I am not a lawyer and I only have what I consider to be average or even a little below average computer skills and knowledge. I was prepared to accept the fact that The Social Media Blueprint for Lawyers by Anthony A. Marrone might not...

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Plan, Research, and Outline Your Nonfiction Book in a Day

Writers' Guide to Planning a Book, Researching Without Fuss, and Outlining to Make Writing a Book Faster
By Abraham Adekunle

You have a great idea for a book. You can’t wait to start writing it, so you just jump in and madly write for hours, perhaps even days. Then, just as suddenly, you hit a roadblock. Your writing stops and you have no idea how...

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Generate and Validate Your Bestselling Book Idea

Easily Find and Confirm That Your Kindle Book Idea Will Sell
By Abraham Adekunle

We’ve all heard of writer’s block, the inability to write because the writer’s mind has gone blank. Just finding an idea to write about can be a stumbling block for a writer. Why? Because there’s already so much out there and everyone’s an expert on...

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