Choosing a narrator is one of the most important decisions an author can make when deciding to create an audio book. A bad narrator can kill a book whereas a great narrator can dramatically increase sales and income for an author. But how do you choose? What criteria do you use to find someone who is right for your book? After publishing four Legendary Women of World History biographies in English (narrated by Richard Mann), two LWWH in Spanish, one Peers of Beinan novella
Earlier this week I received this wonderful article called “3 Tips to Help You Spend Your Book Marketing Money Better” in my email from Book Marketing Tools. Great advice, especially for indie authors just starting to get into the business. To these three tips I want to add one more of my own: invest in multiple language editions of your books crafted by quality translators. Here is “3 Tips to Help You Spend Your Book Marketing Money Better” in full as presented in the new
One of the best pieces of advice I ever received as an author was to publish as many books in as many places as possible and to sell on as many websites as possible. The writing profession is a numbers game. To win it (meaning making a living as a writer) you need to be where the customers are and sell what they want to read. You cannot achieve it with a single kindle book sold exclusively on Amazon. It won’t happen — or perhaps it could but your chances of winning the lo
Here are the top four mistakes I see independent authors making that are absolutely certain to drive away potential readers. #1 Mentioning you checked spelling and grammar in your book description or on social media. I am genuinely shocked at the number of times “authors” tout this as a reason to buy their book. It takes MINUTES to run spell check in a word processing program. You do not get a gold star or a pat on the head for doing this. Adults are expected to do this.
This article reposted from BookDaily.com explores the subject of point of view in writing. —————————- Boudicca: Britain’s Queen of the Iceni takes a Celtic-British point of view. In writing lingo we refer to point-of-view (POV) as the character through whom we tell the story. We get into the head of a particular character and see the story through her eyes. Sometimes we have one POV through the whole story. Other times we have multiple POVs. Recently while reading a book, I b