front matter

What Goes In The Front Matter Of Your Book?

What you include in the front matter of your book depends on the information you want to impart to your reader to help enhance, explain, or set things up.
reading goal

Why You Should Set A Reading Goal For 2020

The health and emotional benefits of reading are reason enough to read more, but there are plenty of others... so set a reading goal and get to it!
John Locke

The Lessons Of John Locke’s Self-Publishing Career

John Locke's story of success selling his self-published books, and the scandal it kicked up, provides multiple lessons on why the best way to long-term success is writing quality books and putting in good, honest hard work.
literary influences

Who Are Your Literary Influences?

I encourage you to consider your own foundational inspirations when it comes to the written word. Who made you want to write in the first place? What works do you think are perfect — the ones you keep coming back to? Whose skill do you aspire to channel or match?
self-publishing success Ryan Aslesen

Defining Self-Publishing Success: Ryan Aslesen and the Crucible Book Series

I think as human beings we all have something of value to share with the world and we shouldn’t be afraid to share our stories.
non-bookstore retailers

Selling to Non-Bookstore Retailers

Creating a distribution channel through non-bookstore retailers is a good way to start your special-sales efforts because it is much like selling through bookstores.
multimedia fiction

Could Multimedia Storytelling Work For You?

Multimedia fiction is typically very visual and tends to be very short. Some authors see an opportunity with this format of storytelling to attract the attention of mainstream teens.

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