You’ve heard the expression, “don't judge a book by its cover,” but let’s be honest, a good cover design is a great way to draw in readers before they even get to the first page. When your future readers spot your book from across the bookstore or in the hand of a stranger, you want them to be intrigued! In no particular order, here are 7 tips to achieve a beautiful cover design that readers can’t help but judge (positively)!
Are you struggling to find time to write? Stuck on your manuscript? We’ve all been there. It can be hard to remove distractions and create a writing-only space.
But don’t worry; read on for our tips on creating your very own writing retreat, all for free and from the comfort of your home.
As you read this blog post and think of the many people in your lives that you would be able to share this with, it might be hard to believe that “773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills” (United Nations). For those 773 million, the ability to read and write is like the invisible key needed to unlock the door to wonders, communication, critical information, and above all, sustainable development.
So you've finished your manuscript and can't wait to send it off. You've mastered your story, checked for typos, and decided which agents and publishers to contact. That just leaves one more step: formatting. However boring it may sound, correct formatting is essential for any prospective author. Read on for some basic how-tos and tips for formatting your manuscript.
When it comes to books, there are usually two types of kids: those who like to read and those who don’t. Most of the time, the children who don’t love books haven’t found a book that resonates with them, that entertains and inspires them. With back-to-school season in full swing, reading can feel like an extension of school to them and the last thing they’d ever want to do. If this is the case for your kiddo, try one of these fun, yet educational, picks to get your little ones excited about books!
With over 3.96 billion people using social media platforms worldwide, it's no surprise that social media has altered the marketing landscape for authors and self-publishers. The ability to create videos and posts that instantly reach your target audience has transformed book promotion from impossible to necessary, and any author who aspires to be a literary celebrity has been quick to learn how to be active on social platforms.
However, promoting your book on the right platform can mean the difference between getting no reads and reaching the top of the charts, so it’s important to know which platform is right for you. Check out the following list for the top four social platforms for book promotion!
So, you’ve finished writing your masterpiece! Congratulations! We bet you’re proud of your work, and you should be. Completing a manuscript is one of the most challenging things to do, especially if you’re new. But now it’s time for the hard part: finding the right editor for your work.
The idea of bringing in an editor to look over your work can be daunting to authors both new and established—but the good news is that you’re not alone. Read on to learn more about how you can start the process of looking for an editor!