A Guide to Intellectual Property: Frequently Asked Questions

You may be surprised to know that once you have written even just a portion of your book, your book is automatically copyrighted – that means, you have full ownership of your book, which grants you the exclusive right to reproduce the work, prepare derivative works, distribute copies for sale or trade (or even transfer […]

Should you leave your story open-ended?

Both writers and readers look forward to the last chapter in the book. While the writers yearn to finally finish their manuscript, readers are eager to know how the story ends, and where the characters end up. As a reader, you have probably encountered stories that choose to remain open-ended, leaving the readers to wonder […]

A Writer’s Inner Monologue: You Are Not Alone

Sometimes, the creative process of a writer can feel incredibly lonely. Romanticized as an idyllic bohemian fantasy of quill pens and candlelit inspiration, the reality of writing a book is decidedly far less glamorous. Writing is a unique career, with a lot of pressure resting squarely on your shoulders. That’s why it’s important to connect […]

Selling Books Online: Self-Promotion Strategies That Work

There is so much preparation and hard work that goes into writing a book and getting it published – and once your book is out in the world, your work continues. While your accomplishment is sure to draw excitement from your peers and your inner circle, you are going to have to expand out of […]

4 Qualities of Best-Selling Book Titles

Perhaps by now, you have noticed a theme as you venture through the process of publishing your manuscript: being an author is more than just writing a book. Getting your book in the hands of readers also requires thought about marketing to your target audience, and creating a physical product that promises what its content […]

4 Self-Publishing Mistakes That Self-Publishing Companies Don’t Want to See You Make

The process of self-publishing has changed drastically over the years with technology making it increasingly more accessible – but many self-published books are riddled with grammatical errors, have terrible book covers, or inappropriate marketing campaigns (not everything has to be a Tik Tok video). Don’t fret; even accomplished writers make these mistakes.  Here are four […]

7 Tips for Overcoming a Writing Barrier: How to Defeat Writer’s Block

Surely, all writers have experienced this feeling: your mind is as blank as the page in front of you. You may have the desire to write, but no idea how to get the process started. Conversely, you can have a thrilling idea (or an unthrilling deadline), but panic stops you from putting pen to paper. […]