Your “Big Why?” – The First Step to Finding Readers for Your Book

Why are readers important? Seems like a rhetorical question doesn’t it? They are important because they are not only the people who are going to buy your book, share your story and start conversations with other readers but also because ultimately, you are doing “this” for your readers. What is “this”? “This” is everything to you need…

Is Your Manuscript Amazon-Ready? Don’t get flagged or blocked!

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…

Give Your Book a Voice

This is an excerpt from Richard Rieman’s upcoming book “The Author’s Guide to Audiobook Creation” available this December from Breckenridge Press. Why should you do an audiobook? You need to be part of the Audiobook Revolution! Compared to Amazon’s twenty-five million plus titles, Audible has just 170,000 audiobooks available. Over the next five years, Amazon…