Pricing and Policy Changes Announced

Whether you’re working on your first book or your fifth, you may be thinking, “I’ll publish this book someday.” Maybe you’re looking for just the right time to publish. I respect your process, and I don’t want to rush you. That’s why I wanted to give you plenty of notice about some pricing and policy …

Build a Website That Grows Your Business

Your website is your most important sales tool. Think about it. What’s your first step when you want to learn about a company? You jump online and check out the site. First impressions matter, so you have to make them count. An attractive, effective, and user-friendly website will give your customers the right impression and …

Creativity Can Be Scheduled and Predictable!

Do you wish you could predict the exact date you’ll finish writing your book? Would you love to have a system that keeps your writing project on track? Whether you struggle to find inspiration or simply need a tool to measure your progress, Allie Pleiter’s “Chunky Method” can help you.  I first met Allie at …

Stop Hating Your Headshots

I knew I needed high-quality headshots for my business and personal brand, but I have never liked a photo of me. What difference could it make, really? Then I met Lori Cardwell… Turns out, great professional photos are about more than just your image — they can change your whole outlook! Lori started by taking away every …

Publishing Acronyms, Demystified

There are a lot of acronyms used in the publishing space. Many independent and hybrid publishers will try to intimidate you by using this insider jargon. In this post, I’ll explain some of the most common publishing acronyms. Print-on-Demand (POD) Print-on-Demand (POD) describes any service that produces books only upon purchase. POD services are available …

What Can You Do with a Self-Published Book?

As an independent author, you probably have a lot of questions about your publishing options. In this article, I’ll explain why you should consider releasing a self-published book. “You Can’t Do That with a Self-Published Book” A lot of people worry that their book won’t be taken seriously unless they work with a traditional publisher …

How to Work with a Professional Editor

Writing a book is a labor of love. You pour your ideas and experience into the manuscript and you hope that your words land the way you intend with your readers. When you are ready to take your work to the next level, it’s time to bring in a professional editor. Why Use a Professional …

12 Questions to Ask Your Publisher

Your book is almost finished, and you are giddy with excitement. More than that, you just want it to be done. But who will help you get it out into the world? Independent publishers, hybrid publishers, and wolves in sheeps clothing will all dangle contracts in front of you with promises of a best-selling book. …

When Should I Engage an Editor?

If you’re writing a book, engage an editor along the way. Each phase of writing needs a different editorial focus. This process can be confusing for first-time writers. Don’t stress. These guidelines will help. Engage an Editor after the First Chapter It’s a good idea to get feedback early in your writing process. Once you …