These days if you want to make any kind of impression (read money) when you publish your book you have to be fluent in the dark art of the Amazon Algorithm.
Unfortunately, nobody actually understands how they work.
Not even those at Amazon.
However, there is a thing or two you can do to get Amazon to sit up and take notice. Read More
How to Get Readers to Finish Your Non-Fiction Book
A good nonfiction novel can have one of two effects: it pulls you into the material and holds you there until the end; or, it has a lot of excessive information with overly long paragraphs that run on for pages.
In this post I’ll run through some basics of writing and formatting your nonfiction book so that readers can enjoy the journey and work through your novel from start to finish.
Remember, you want people to read as much as they can. As of July 1st, 2015 Amazon now pays out royalties based on pages read and not by units purchased or loaned. This means less money for you if your book doesn’t get finished. Let’s turn fans into readers that get books finished. Read More
4 Simple Guidelines To Speed Up Your Book Writing Process
You wish you could speed it up.
You read all the articles about how to write faster. You even tracked how many words you typed every minute.
But you still can’t do it.
No matter how many times you try to increase it, your writing speed takes a nosedive as soon as you stop paying attention.
On one hand you wish you could publish your book next month, but on the other hand you want to do it justice. It can be hard balancing the two, and I understand how frustrating it can be. Read More
7 Incredibly Simple Ways to Conquer Writer’s Block
You’ve caught a bad case of writer’s block.
You fear your work sucks, and there’s no chance of finishing your book.
You’ve listened to podcasts and read books that teach you how to write.
Yet, the words just don’t want to come out, right?
But maybe it’s not you’re fault.
Maybe you just need a few more tools in your writer’s belt. Read More