Excerpted from BookBaby's latest guide, 5 Steps To Self Publishing, Part I of our series addresses reasons to self-publish and the importance of professional editing.

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One way to make an impact on your readers is to invite them right into the room with you – bring them in close by crafting scenes that rely on sensory language.

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Imagine a shorthand that works for complex storytelling as well as true shorthand works for speeding up general writing. A writer's shorthand does exist, with the use of placeholding “things-yet-to-be-written” in brackets.

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Are you an aspiring writer or an experienced author looking for a successful career as an independent author? Join us at the Independent Authors Conference!

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From 10th Century B.C. to our current decade, this infographic takes an unscientific but interesting look at some of the most popular books ever written.

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If you find yourself asking if you're wasting time writing your business book, look out for these five signs. They'll help you avoid getting an answer you won't like.

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Once your voice is real and audible in what you write, people’s attitude to your writing will change. Finding your voice means you are writing something no one else could write.

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