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Picture This: The Author Photo As A Tool

By Chris Mandeville

Your “official author photo” can be a powerful tool for drawing in and connecting with potential readers. Like your author bio, your photo gives a sense of who you are. 1,778 more words


Transitioning Your Writing from Hobby to Career—the Cold, Hard Truth

Is fear stopping you from turning your writing hobby into a career? Then it’s time to put on your big girl or big boy pants and stop being afraid. 503 more words

Kobo Writing Life Podcast - Episode 062 - Senior Editor Tessa Woodward


In a KWL Podcast first, we checked in with an editor from a major publishing house, Tessa Woodward from HarperCollins. In her eleven years at Harper, specializing in editing romance, women’s fiction, and historical fiction, Tessa has seen the industry go through the parallel changes in the emergence of eBooks and self-publishing. 622 more words

The Business Of Writing

Project Management for Writers and Other Artists

(*If you like this blog entry, then check out my other blog at projectmanagementforcreatives.wordpress.com)

Project Management is a powerful tool.

For the writer. For all creative artists, in fact, though my tendency is to talk to writers because I am one. 1,067 more words

Darren Jorgensen

Thunder, And the Sound of Giants

When it comes to writing, publishing, and platform-building, I always advocate what I call “an experimental mindset.” Try something new everyday, and if one must fail, fail quickly and move on, learning from one’s mistakes. 977 more words


Creating An Author Website

With the current incarnation of my blog approaching its first big birthday, I recently took a survey of my readership to better understand who’s following me, how I’ve been doing, and what folks expect of me, now that I’m a minor quasi-celebrity with two (soon three) books under my belt, more than a hundred blog posts to my credit, and an upcoming course in creative writing in the offing. 1,241 more words


From $50 a day to $3,000 a day in 2 months: My top tips for self-publishing success

By Adam Croft

December 2015 seems like a lifetime ago to me now. At the beginning of that month I was earning somewhere in the region of $50 a day through my books. 1,041 more words