Monthly Archives: November 2011

How To Make Your Own Book Trailer

Book trailers are rapidly becoming a major pillar in many self-published writer’s marketing campaigns. The book trailer’s ability to communicate the essence of a book in a short and entertaining manner can be a real boost to sales. In this

Do You Need Help With Your Book Proposal?

Writing a killer query letter, synopsis and extract can be very tough. At BubbleCow, we have always helped writers using our copy editing service to prepare their books for submission to agents and publishers. It is part of the service.

11 Famous Writers Who Were Rejected Before Making It Big

Rejection and writing go hand-in-hand, but sometimes it feels that those pesky publishers simply don’t know what they are talking about. Here’s eleven reasons writers might just be right after all… Madeline L’Engle’s book, A Wrinkle in Time, was turned

How To Get Published In A Magazine

Guest post by Sion Smith. When BubbleCow’s Gary Smailes asked me to write an article about How To Get Published In A Magazine, it made me think. It’s funny how you never really study how you work until somebody asks

Fancy A Free Copy Of Scrivener For Windows?

NOW CLOSED — The winner was Catie Harrell… Thanks to everyone who entered. Let’s cut to the chase… We have a free copy of Scrivener For Windows to giveaway. All you have to do is scroll down to the bottom

Who Else Wants To Know How To Write A Novel Without Planning?

Guest Post by Cheri Williams BubbleCow, or should I say Gary, describes both the merits and process of Randy “The Snowflake – Writing Fiction for Dummies Guy” Ingermanson’s much-heralded Snowflake Method here but (and this is a BIG but) while

Here Is A Quick Way To Improve Your Twitter Profile To Sell More Books

If you are on Twitter and you are happy to simply connect with friends and pass the time of day, then this article is NOT for you. If fact, this blog is probably not for you. However… If you are