In the spirit of the 12 Days of Christmas, here are a dozen tried-and-true selling ideas for the holiday season. These are 12 of the most effective plans, strategies, and tactics we've seen authors use to hit it big at the cash register.

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An editing tool uses powerful algorithms to compare your content with that of thousands of published authors. It finds where your writing is clunky or awkward and helps turn your prose into a dynamic, compelling piece that gets readers' attention.

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As an independent author, there's a long road from concept to publication. Enjoy the journey – it's a glorious trip, just take one step at a time.

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At the Independent Authors Conference, every workshop or session I went to, I learned something new. That makes for an awesome experience.

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How do you take your writing from mundane to transcendent? Incorporating these seven attributes of exquisite writing is a start.

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Publishing a book takes effort, so before you start, do a reality check: Do you have what it takes to make your blog a book?

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You might not develop super powers if you read a book, but you are doing something good for yourself while doing something you love. How many habits can you say that about?

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