"Revenge, as they say, is sweet, but I like mine with a twist."Read More
A freelance writer and journalist, Anne Stephenson spent much of her childhood reading about other people's adventures. Now she makes up her own. When not writing for nine-to-12 year olds, Anne is busy plotting how to commit murder on the page.Read More
100 Ways to Fly More is an inspiring set of tips and advice for anyone who wants to get more out of flying and take it to the next level. It covers all experience levels and purposes of flying.Read More
Tom Kirby is chicken and everybody knows it. Billy MacPherson has made sure of that...Read More
Fantasy and adventure! Writer, teacher, gardener, traveler and border collie wrangler, Susan Brown started writing in high school, imagining what might be happening in the big wide world and other possible places.Read More
Someone is deliberately trying to sabotage Ash Lake computer camp! But who? And why?Read More
Author Janis Hutchinson is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. Awarded "Writer of the Year" (2008) by the American Christian Writers Association, she holds an M.A. in theology, and is in demand as a speaker on Christian radio and TV. She is also a frequent guest lecturer in Bible college classrooms, Christian conferences and local churches.Read More
Alice Best Jackson is a recovering divorce lawyer, author, radio personality, intuitive artist, and proud grandma. As the creator of Intuitive Spirit Art Designs, a method of automatic drawing used during private readings and Messages from Beyond® events, Alice’s “Art by Ali™” is featured in Imagery From Beyond™, a Messages From Beyond® Coloring Book series for grownups.Read More
A Business Intelligence and Analytics program manager by day and avid wellness seeker by night, Mary Kay Sellek likes to comb the research journals and smart-creatives’ blogosphere for buried treasure about health and the human body.Read More
Jane Curnow grew up in Melbourne, Australia with a middle-class background and is proudly a fifth generation Australian from English heritage.Read More
The recently published All Things Must Cease by Elizabeth Brundage is a dark, riveting, beautifully written book—by “a brilliant novelist,” according to Richard Bausch—that combines noir and the gothic in a story about two families entwined in their own unhappiness, with, at its heart, a gruesome and unsolved murder.Read More
After a long, hard slog, you’ve finally completed your thesis. Your supervisor has lavished you with praise and suggested you should get it published. Full of naieve enthusiasm you send copies of your thesis to publishers, sit back and wait for the royalties to come rolling in.
Except they don’t. The truth is that publishers don’t publish dissertations – they publish books. And the two are quite different. Your thesis was produced to demonstrate your research capabilities. The harsh reality is that no one really wants to know how good a researcher you are.Read More
It's an unfortunate truth that once the book is uploaded to Amazon, we cannot just sit back and watch the checks come rolling in. We need to market our books.
As an experienced author, you already know this of course. You probably already have your own website and blog and you are probably diligently posting every week. But what else can you do to keep your online readers engaged? Here are five ideas that work.Read More
As regulars on this site will know, sometimes I like to write about some of my favorite recent book cover designs.
Today, I'm admiring this beauty from Lucy Kim for Patrick Dacey's We've Already gone This Far. Lucy is a New York based designer working for Henry Holt. Prior to that, Lucy was at Penguin Group for 14 years.
Interior design is something that is often considered secondary to most of the different aspects of self-publishing a book. You need a great story. You need great editing. You need a great cover, to draw people in. You need great marketing, to get it out there.
But interior design? Meh.Read More
The shortlists for this year’s CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced.Read More
At time of writing, there are five candidates in the running to become the next President of the United States of America. The internet is crawling with pundits offering their advice on who we should chose and why. But no one seems to have judged them by their book covers. Until now. In this article we throw party politics to one side, avoid debating whether America needs to be 'great again', or 'whole again' and focus on the one thing that truly matters – the quality of their book covers.Read More
This month saw the launch of the second book in V E Schwab's Shades of Magic series. The book was released in the UK and the US simultaneously – and each region opted for a different cover. Lets take a look:Read More