• Marketing
  • Making Short Stories Work for You

    Short stories used to be more widely loved. They’ve been a bit misunderstood of late, but I’m confident they’re making a comeback. As an author, short stories can actually be a brilliant part of your marketing plan. Here are a few ideas for making short stories work for you. (Note: for the purposes of this […]

  • Mechanics
  • Short Story Success

    Short stories, like all aspects of the written word, have taken their rise and fall in the course of time. Today, we not only have the timeless short stories of the past, but we also see writers daily adding to the plethora of short stories on the market. The short story is not a dying […]

  • Self-Publishing
  • Understanding Trim Size

    What trim size should I use

    Are you asking yourself, “What trim size should I use for my self-published book?” If you haven’t begun thinking about it yet, it’s never too early to start! Something we’ve seen somewhat frequently among our first-time clients is that they don’t decide on a trim size early enough in the game. (As a side note, if […]

  • Mechanics
  • An Agglomeration of Writing Tools

    Well, I wrote up this article, then immediately Paul and Perry posted articles about writing tools–those for free. So now, you just get the full spectrum of opinions on writing. tools. 🙂 Now that you’ve read all three…comment and share your thoughts on writing tools! While it’s true that “all you need to write is […]

  • Blog
  • Book Review: 5 Steps to a Better Blurb

    Title: 5 Steps to Better Blurbs Written By: Julie C. Gilbert Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction Recommended Ages: Any Introduction: If you have trouble with writing blurbs (and what author doesn’t?), you need to read this book. Faith BlumFaith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, […]

  • Blog
  • Book Review: Write Well

    Title: Write Well Written By: Rachelle Rea Cobb Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction Recommended Ages: Any ages Introduction: If you are a writer who has problems with grammar, this is the perfect book for you. Rachelle has lots of great tips given in a funny way that entertains as well as teaches. Faith BlumFaith Blum is a […]