Remember when J.K. Rowling wrote a detective novel and it was the craziest leaked secret ever? Well, it turns out that she’s just one drop in an enormous bucket of authors. Genre hopping is becoming more and more popular among modern authors, not least because it can help you earn a boatload of money. According […]Read full article.
So we were on Twitter a little while ago, just looking around at all the different books coming out. It made us so happy—so many fun books coming out! Funny, though—you don’t see as many new book titles come out during the summer. The season of vacations, fun times, self-development… it can be deadly for […]Read full article.
We finished off another great Buck Books sale this week, and we got to thinking: What makes someone want to be an author? What draws someone to the art and business of writing? And moreover, what qualities make it easy for someone to succeed as an author? This is a *highly scientific* list compiled by […]Read full article.
So, you want to know how to become a writer. Good. You’ve come to the right place. There are a lot of ways to do it — become a writer that is (meaning write for a living and not have to do anything else for money). But what’s going to probably be the most helpful […]Read full article.
One of the big questions that often come up when writing a new novel boils down to one simple word. “Why?” Why did Darth Vader become a Sith Lord? Why did Jack Torrance turn on his family? Why did the chicken cross the road? All of these questions need to have an answer even if […]Read full article.
There are many ways to make money as a writer. This article will focus primarily on independent, self-employed, internet-based writing. Basically, what we’re talking about here is making some money blogging and self-publishing books at vendors like Amazon and Lulu. First, decide how serious you are about this. Making a little extra sauce on the […]Read full article.
Write all the time! Write all the time! Write all the time, until you drop dead from the weight of all the money you’ll be making! This is probably the most common piece of writing advice you’ll see on the Internet today. Write all the time, because the best authors write all the time. The […]Read full article.
Most independent authors want to sell their book at the highest possible price. On Kindle, that’s basically $9.99. If you sell the book at a higher price than that, your commission goes from 70% to an abysmal 35%. Damn Amazon. Same thing happens when you go below $2.99. So Amazon thinks $2.99 to $9.99 is […]Read full article.
Congratulations, you’ve written a book! But now what? Well, you’ve got to get it published, old chap! It you want to get it out into the world, that is. But more than simply getting published, being an author is a mindset. You have to get your mind into the right state so you can become […]Read full article.
A writer is anyone who writes something. Everyone knows that. But when it comes down to it, there is a lot of difference between a writer and an author. Someone who calls themselves an author has a completely different agenda than someone who calls themselves a writer. Don’t confuse yourself, or the folks who like […]Read full article.