How You Can Motivate Me To Write
Writing can be a passion for any writer; however, at times these writers feel down, and they need motivation to write something. Making your passions into your profession itself is a motivational tool, but to become a professional writer we have to work beyond our capacity and sacrifice other personal hobbies. To do this we
With Standards In Literacy Slipping In UK Schools, What Will The Writers Of Tomorrow Be Like?
Recent Ofsted reports have shown that educational standards in our schools are slipping; this is particularly evident in literacy standards, with one child in five failing to achieve the expected literacy level by the end of primary school. Decreasing Standards Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, reported that throughout the
Picking for Profit: Succeed as a Modern-Day Picker – Troy Howerton
“With the rapid growth of the Google+ social network and the positive impact that it’s having for authors and photographers who self-publish, I’m always delighted to see reviews of works from Skoobebooks authors. Obviously, glowing reviews are preferred! This piece from Stephanie Wanamaker sums up the concise wisdom of the book.” Stephanie Wanamaker – July
Travelling for the hell of it
We have just finished and put into print our latest book, Traveling for the hell of it! by Nick Gerrard. Nick approached us a few weeks ago with his manuscript which is already available as an eBook. He was broke (and still is I believe) but desperate to get a print version produced and on sale.
The London Book Fair
The London Book Fair at Earls Court, an important date in the book industry calendar, has just finished and provides and interesting in site into current trends. I read a beautiful piece written by Mick Rooney of The Independent Publishing Magazine on his initial thoughts from attending the show. To quote one part – From
Marketing your Book
Following on from an earlier blog around marketing your book (How To Start Selling Your Self Published Book) I came across an interesting article in The Book Deal website titled ‘Book Marketing & Publicity: Advice from three experts’. This is an interview on a question and answer basis to three marketing consultants where they
How To Start Selling Your Self Published Book
The biggest challenge self published authors have is to actually sell some books. The writing is a journey but in comparison to marketing and selling it is like travelling in First Class accommodation. You can write the most outstanding book but unless you can build some ‘social noise’ around it then your sales are going
Who Can Say Your Self Published Book is Good or Bad?
I have spent a long time trying to understand what makes up a good book. In the Self Published Book world there is an endless stream of opinions, commentary and ‘services’ to determine this. However I have yet to find the definitive guide to the perfect book written in an A to Z order, it
Self-Publishing: If At First You Don’t Succeed…
Following on from a previous article that touched upon and commented on the fact that if you self-publish, you will be joining illustrious company, this has never been a truer fact. Self-publishing might be a challenge, sure. Self-publishing might sometimes feel unrewarding or fruitless. It might have you reaching for balance transfers more often than you’d like. However, the
A Brief History of Self-Publishing
Choose to self-publish and you’ll find yourself in illustrious company: some of the world’s best-loved writers started out that way. While the self-publishing industry has taken off in recent years, it’s always been an alternative to mainstream publishing as a look at some of the great names in literature will tell you. The Voyage to
Writing helps women lose weight.
I saw this wonderful article today in the Daily Mail titled – ‘Positive shrinking: Writing about the things that mean most can help us lose weight’. The secret to slimming could be as simple as picking up a pen and writing. In a remarkable indication of the potential power of positive thinking in dieting, researchers
Book Sales for 2011
Nielsen book sales for 2011 show healthy figures but are disappointing when it comes to the book titles. Over half of the top 10 were in the list for 2010 and have just changed position. So where were all the new titles? POSITION TITLE AUTHOR VOLUME VALUE RRP 1 One Day Nicholls, David 935,355 £5,157,015.10