The Complete Guide to Non-Fiction Books Genres

At some point in every writer’s career they will have to pigeon hole their book into one non-fiction book genre or another. This might be for an agent or publishers, or simply to ensure that it is categorized correctly on Amazon. Below is a complete list of NON-FICTION book genres.... Read full article


The Insider Guide to What Agents Need to say yes to Your Book

Andrew Lownie, the best-selling literary agent in the world according to Publishers Marketplace, and recently short-listed for The Bookseller UK literary agent of the year, explains how the agency goes about selling its authors. There are three elements to selling books to publishers. An agency needs to have saleable books... Read full article


Why A Writer With An Agent Decided To Self-Publish

  A writer with an agent decides to self-publish? Really? Are they mad? Well, that’s what Alexander McNabb decided was the best option for this writing career. Below is a guest post where he explains why he decided to self-publish and outlines what he learnt in the process. Keep your... Read full article


The Inspiring Story of a 14-Year-Old Self-Published Writer

It isn’t a secret that getting traditionally published is becoming harder. My novel Essence was rejected thirty-nine different times when I started sending out query letters at the age of fourteen. Almost three years were spent compiling rejections only to become discouraged even though I knew my novel was getting... Read full article


The Ultimate List of Books About Writing

Books about writing are common place. No matter what you feel about the age-old debate of ‘teaching creative writing’, one thing is true, a good grounding in the technical side of writing will make you a better writer. ‘Show, don’t tell’, has almost become a cliché but if you are... Read full article


The Secret of Giving Your Book Away For Free

In this article I will show you how you can give your book away for free and still get real value from the exercise. I will demonstrate that both competitions and free pricing have the benefit of gathering reviews and building your fan base. Charles A Cornell is a typical... Read full article


Should Writers pay for Professional Services?

In this article I ask if seeking professional help (editing, cover design, ebook conversion etc.) is really beneficial. We look at the areas where self-publishing writers spent money and discover if this had a long term benefit on their book sales. At the start of 2012 Dave Cornford and Steven... Read full article