Where do we start a book? To quote the King in Alice in Wonderland, “Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” If only it were so simple. Fiction needs to consider the prologue. Nonfiction books have introductions often, prefaces sometimes, and occasionally forewords. Do we know how
Instructions for Your Readers: How They Can Post Book Reviews to Your Amazon or Goodreads Book Page A client recently asked Mary Walewski for instructions he can send to friends who have offered to post reviews of his book on Amazon and Goodreads. Here’s a quick demo of how to post book reviews:
You wonder if an audio version of your book is a good idea. Maybe you listen to audiobooks – perhaps a Harry Potter book with Jim Dale doing over 150 different voices – and you think, it’s probably way too complicated and expensive. Not necessarily! Don’t make these common audiobook mistakes: 1. You Underestimate Audiobooks
Everyone’s favorite publishing whipping boy, Amazon, has gone and done it again. As of February 3, they will flag self-published books on Kindle Direct when they contain user-reported spelling mistakes or formatting issues. The consequence: an ugly warning message on the sale detail page, and possibly publication “suppression” (a euphemism for “block”). According to emails
Should you charge sales tax for your book? By Mary Walewski My email always brings me questions that evolve into a research project – and a blog post! “Do you know how to handle sales tax for when we sell books? Each community is different. Many require a business license. Am I required to have
I have always enjoyed the enthusiasm of every new author, their passion for their subject, and assisting them in bringing their project to fruition. Over the course of the years, I have invariably found it helpful to present an overview of the design process in order to afford a better understanding of the designer’s role.