One million self-published print books in 2017
It is the first time the number of self-published books have topped the one million mark. That’s a massive increase on 2016 – a jump of 28% – says Publishers … Continue reading
In college, at work, retired? Remember you can always go Back to Creative Writing School
I had a lot of fun playing around with PHOTOFUNIA, an online picture editing tool that has just celebrated its eight birthday. It lets you produce imaginative and wish fulfilment … Continue reading
CYBER MONDAY! start shopping with a FREE copy of BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL
Phew! The 24 hour sale started a bit late but it is now up on Amazon so please do take advantage of it. I would be very grateful if you … Continue reading
For 24 hours only BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL will be free
Next Monday December 2nd my new ebook is free to download.* Word of mouth still sells more books than anything else which I find heartening, but before someone can recommend … Continue reading
Do you know which cities are the most “well-read” in Britain and America?
Earlier this year Amazon conducted their third annual survey to discover which city is the national reading champion. Oddly enough I once spent an afternoon in the American winner – … Continue reading
Self-Publishing Advice for Writers — Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers
BOOK DESIGNER is a blog offering practical advice to independent authors who want to self-publish. It is written by Joel Friedlander who must have print ink in his veins. His … Continue reading
Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers News from the Book Industry
Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get … Continue reading
Amazon has bought Goodreads, the social media book review site with 16 million users worldwide. The San Francisco-based company should provide Amazon with another way to get readers to buy … Continue reading
DID YOU KNOW how well Amazon ebooks are doing after five years of selling?
Ebook sales were up approximately 70% over 2011. In contrast, Amazon’s physical books – the kind you can lend, smell, hold and put on a shelf – had the lowest … Continue reading
DO YOU KNOW the 10 things authors want readers to do?
1. Write an Amazon review. Reviews are a powerful tool that can make a big difference in an author’s sales. Don’t lie. Don’t go crazy about a book you don’t … Continue reading
Ever written a one star Amazon review?
Ever been so riled by a book you just had to let the world know? Over at The New Yorker writer Bob Odenkirk reckons it’s the best way of making … Continue reading