In the life of a creative there are two opposing forces. In one corner is procrastination and his tag team mate, perfectionism. In the other, inspiration and his/her coach called faith. Many a writer or artist has fallen prey to the raging battles that these inward foes wage with one another. When the final bell sounds […]
The scope of this post goes much further than just your writing and publishing, but I will make those things the focus of what I share. There is a tendency sometimes to over complicate, and accumulate rather than slim down and simplify. It happens in life, in family, and it happens in business. My aim […]
Why do I write? Is this a question you have asked yourself recently? It is one that has presented itself to me afresh. I recently read Jeff Goins excellent book, You Are A Writer, and that further agitated this quest to get my words out to a world that may or may not be waiting […]
Making money as a writer can be hard. Very hard. At least that’s the rumor. My experience, if you have something of value to share that can help others get where they want to be in life, is that making money with words can be easier than you imagine. Here are just three ways that […]
Vellum for Mac is quite possibly one of the greatest and most user friendly pieces of software I have ever laid hands on. It makes formatting and outputting perfectly formatted digital versions of your books a breeze. Even a child could use the software to create a beautiful looking Kindle or ePub ready read. Anyone […]
How many indie authors are sat that their desk today waiting to be discovered? I dare say there are many more than we would like to admit. A traditional publishing mindset puts the author at a huge disadvantage. They are waiting to be chosen. Believe me, I have been there. In fact, I still have […]
Once you have uploaded your acual book, set the title, description and targeting information, you will then need to let Amazon know where in the world you want to make the book available and for how much. Sounds simple, right? And it is, but there are a few things to consider before you do so.
Amazon have made the process of self-publishing incredibly easy. No more messing around, no more complicated hoops to jump through. Once you get this process down, the steps from manuscript to published and selling to the world are simple, easy and few.
Signing up for an Amazon KDP Account is easy, quick and free. It is your first step to making money as an Indie Author through the Kindle platform. 1. Go to http://kdp.amazon.com and sign up for a KDP account. You can use your exisiting Amazon.com account to create your account or choose to create a brand […]
It takes guts to decide to be and become who you really are. So many of us procrastinate at a core level – not even accepting our identity as writers and authors. But you are no pretender. If this passion to write burns in your belly, if words are life to your soul, if you have a message to share or a story to tell and you know the world needs to hear it – You are a writer!