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How to Market an Ebook on a $10 Budget

Jan 14, 2021 – Book Marketing

Knowing how to market an ebook is integral to making sales. If you're looking for actionable steps on how to do this without spending a fortune, enjoy these 9 tips on how to market an ebook on a $10 budget. Read more →


How to Write Natural Dialogue in 11 Steps!

Jan 14, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

Dialogue is one of the essential components of strong writing — so we want to help you get it exactly right. We’ve put together this list of rules that will have you writing sparkling conversation in no time! Read more →


Word Counts: How Long is a Novella, Novelette, and Short Story?

Jan 13, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft, Understanding Publishing

Find out how long a novella, novelette, and short story are supposed to be. Read more →


What is a Tragic Hero? (plus 8 Heartbreaking Examples)

Jan 12, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

What makes a tragic hero, tragic? In this post, we'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about this literary archetype: from its ancient origins, to the characteristics of a tragic hero, to examples of heroes and heroines from literature. Read more →


8 Self-Publishing Success Stories Every Author Should Know

Jan 05, 2021 – Understanding Publishing

If you’re on the fence about going the indie route and need some inspiration before you take that leap, we’ve got 8 self-publishing success stories to share with you. Though the obstacles they faced were different, each of these authors took their writing career into their own hands —  and it paid off. Read more →


The Ultimate List of Book Genres: 35 Popular Genres, Explained

Dec 29, 2020 – Book Marketing, Perfecting your Craft, Understanding Publishing

The tropes and expectations of a book’s genre will inform its content and style during the writing process, as well as fundamentals such as word count. In this post, get familiar with dozens of the most popular genres in today's publishing landscape. Read more →


How Much Do Authors Make? Figures + Tips to Earn More

Dec 29, 2020 – Understanding Publishing

“How much do authors make?” is one of the most pressing questions for those considering a career as an author, or hoping to earn more. Here you'll find all the relevant facts and figures, plus tips on how to make money as an author! Read more →


Freytag's Pyramid 101: Dramatic Structure Explained

Dec 14, 2020 – Perfecting your Craft

Freytag’s pyramid is a term that any writer obsessed with story structure will inevitably encounter. Conjuring up notions of dark, ancient tombs, this intimidating-sounding theory is actually very easy to understand. The pyramid, also known as ‘Freytag’s triangle’, is a straightforward way of organizing narrative Read more →


20 Royalty-Free Stock Image Sites to Source a Book Cover Picture

Dec 10, 2020 – Book Design

Looking for the best places to find book cover pictures that won't break the bank? We've got you covered, with our hand-picked list of 20 sites with royalty-free stock images you can incorporate into an amazing book cover. Read more →


2020's Best Book Covers: 45 Designs to Feast Your Eyes On

Dec 09, 2020 – Book Design

To cap this eventful year, we've put together a list of the best book covers of 2020. There's something for everyone, from fiction to non-fiction! Read more →


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