So you've got a bad review

Reviews. Authors need them. They crave them. Agonize over them. Even beg for them. But while a good review can boost your confidence into the stratosphere, a bad one can send you into a tailspin. So what’s an author to do with a bad review? Well, we’ve got...

Social Media for Authors: Dos and Don'ts

We spend a lot of time on social media. After all, it’s one of the best ways to connect with readers, fans, and clients. With how many authors and readers we see in a given day, we’ve compiled quite the list of best practices: what works, what...

All about Amazon and the recent KDP Select changes

Okay, folks. There’s a lot of confusion out there (and a fair bit of outrage) over the recently announced and implemented changes to KDP Select borrow payments. Well, we’re here to answer some of your questions. Let’s go over the basics, shall we? In...

Words Have Meaning

I just had to deliver some bad news to a client. No names will pass these lips, and no plot will be detailed. So don’t even ask. But I’m going to talk about this particular event in general terms, because it’s an important lesson that all authors...

Editing 101: Outlining

  Today, we’re going to introduce you to a friend. Well, two friends. One of our friends, and one of your new best friends. Our friend is Ally Bishop of Upgrade Your Story. Your new best friend is outlining. Authors tend to fall into one of two camps. Plotters...