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Nail Your Novel Instant Fix: 100 tips for fascinating characters

Troubleshooting your fictional characters? Inventing a new person for your novel? This on-the-go checklist will help you hit the ground running. More than 100 master tips from an expert editor, fiction ghostwriter and writing coach whose sales exceed 4 million copies.

'Nail Your Novel is like a personal session with a writing mentor.'

What makes a reader fall in love with your book? Whether you write a story-based genre or literary fiction, it's the characters. So how do you create fictional people who'll keep readers hooked? How do you make them plausible, chilling, imperfect, lovable, intriguing, tormented or misunderstood? What if their lives are totally unlike your own? How do you write the opposite sex, historical characters, enigmatic characters who give little away? Villains?

This book is a super-zipped digest of tips for creating irresistible characters, extracted from the tutorials in Writing Characters to Keep Readers Captivated (Nail Your Novel 2). Use them as a handy checklist to create and deepen your fictional people, a guide for self-editing, or a prompt for discussion in your writing group.

How to Write a Memoir - procrastination to print made simple

Have you ever thought about writing a memoir? With easy-to-understand instruction and a pragmatic approach, this ebook shows you how to stop procrastinating and complete your manuscript, giving insight into the art of good writing as you progress from a bestselling self-taught author. Please note: It is not intended to be a comprehensive grammar, punctuation or stylistic guide.

Write and Publish Your First Book: A Step-By-Step Blueprint to Write, Self-Publish and Market Your Fiction or Non-Fiction Book (The Storyteller's Roadmap Book 1)

Want to learn a simple step-by-step process on how to write, self-publish and market your first fiction or non-fiction book?

Are you struggling to self-publish your book only to fail over and over again?

No matter what book you've dreamed of writing, this will help you get past the struggles to learn how to self-publish your book.

Write and Publish Your First Book is all about writing and self-publishing tips for beginners and experienced writers alike.

If you stay awake late at night dreaming of a fiction story idea that you're just itching to write but don't know the steps to take, this book will help you.

If you have a book already written, but have no idea of your next steps to self-publish it or how to attract your unique readers, this book is for you.

If you can solve a problem or in some way benefit others, this book will help you learn how to prepare, write and publish your non-fiction book.

In this book you will learn how to...

WRITE with honesty, to uncover your authentic writing voice.EDIT with courage, so your story flows well.FORMAT with confidence, so you can repeat the steps over and over again for each book.SELF-PUBLISH with know-how to get your book up for sale on many unique online platforms.MARKET with awareness of how to attract your unique readers so they keep coming back to read more of what you have to say.

This book doesn't include secret formulas or magic potions... Write and Publish Your First Book is simply the nuts and bolts you need to create your best book, get it into the world, and connect with your readers in a way that makes them hungry to read more.

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, this is the step-by-step guide you need to begin building a breakthrough indie publishing career.

Mastering Book Hooks for Authors: How to Capture Reader Attention and Book Sales in 30 Words or Less

Authors, what if one sentence is all it takes to grab a reader's interest?

Would you want to know the secret? Of course, every author desires to sell more books.

That's the power of a hook. And, it just worked on you.

A book hook is a statement or question designed to generate immediate curiosity and entice readers to want more.

Why is a hook important? Language is the power of the book sale. As an author, you don't sell books to machines. You sell books to human beings. A book hook uses powerful language that naturally piques a person's interest.

Book marketing expert, Rob Eagar, has coached over 450 authors and worked with several New York Times bestsellers. In this concise guide, he skillfully explains:

oHow to create a book hook

oThe difference between fiction and non-fiction hooks

oWhere to use a book hook to maximize sales

Mastering Book Hooks for Authors will teach you how to create attention-grabbing language for your book, regardless of the genre. Capture more reader interest for free by using the power of a hook.

Also includes free access to "The Ultimate Book Marketing Plan Template for Authors" by Rob Eagar that takes the guesswork out of launching your new book.

Kindle Reviews: How to Get More Reviews for Your Kindle Book. (Write Free Book Series)

Book Reviews teaches you how to get more reviews following proven methods used by publishers and successful independent authors. These methods are approved by Amazon (and other book vendors) and don't violate terms of service.

Learn to avoid methods that get your account banned, and how to get some types of negative reviews removed.

Writers' Yellow Pages: A directory of professionals to help with your book

Finding the right professional help is a challenge for self-published authors. In this compendium Mark Dawson, an Amazon best-seller, has put together a categorised list of pros who can make your book shine.

How to Work with an Editor: A Guide for (Nervous) Authors

Handing your writing over to an editor can be a terrifying experience.

But it doesn't have to be.

In this book for authors, Jenny McIntyre and Mark Dawson set out the critical benefits of a good editor. With her vast experience editing books from writers at all levels of experience, McIntyre will guide you through the process. Crucially, you will learn how to be a good client for an editor and how you can get the very best out of the experience.

The book is full of practical tips and lessons and includes sample contracts that you can use.

Write Good or Die

Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.

Other contributors include Elizabeth Massie, Harley Jane Kozak, Douglas Clegg, Brandon Massey, Mur Lafferty, Dean Wesley Smith, David J. Montgomery, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Kroese, and Adrienne Jones. Covering art, craft, and business.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Literacy Inc., which promotes reading among teens.

THE BRIGHT BOOK IDEA: The string of book ideas that sell better than anything else (How to Write a Book and Sell It Series 1)

This method of getting book ideas, compared to other methods, is like comparing the fish a single angler catches to what a fishing trawler does.

Don't get poor results with one idea. Easily come up with a string of subjects that will give you far better results.

In particular, you will learn a strategy that I've not seen taught anywhere else. It will give you a long list of ideas that will give you much higher results than just having a mass of books.

When I started becoming successful on Kindle, I knew I had to write more books. Finding book ideas was not easy. I knew it had to be a popular subject and therefore used to spend a lot of time looking at the best-sellers on Amazon.

I also read every book on the subject that I could find. Despite the advice, every time I published a book, the struggle would start again.

Since then, through study, innovation, and testing, I discovered better strategies for selling books. These eventually led me to discovering the ultimate method. In the process, I've also found some brilliant ways to get endless and very profitable book ideas.

Using these methods, you will...

never run out of ideas.

always get a successful subject.

make your ideas better than the competition.

massively increase your chance of a best-seller.

let Amazon tell you lots of popular ideas.

learn what the best ideas are from the experts, easily, quickly, and for free.

find out popular "how to" ideas from a very popular website.

learn the hidden ideas that are extremely popular. You always knew them but just didn't realize it.

get endless ideas from popular products, not just books.

use the ultimate string idea. Very quickly get a long list of book ideas that will earn you far more royalties than just one idea. This is the key to long term success and big results.

Many of the methods and strategies in this book, I've not seen taught anywhere else.

Read and learn these the methods now.

Plot Your Author Path: A Simple Guide to Start and Finish Your First Novel

Congratulations on getting that rough draft out of your mind and onto paper, physical or digital, makes no difference. You have a story. Many think of stories to write but rarely do they commit themselves to the task. To the endeavor. To the journey. You have and you should feel great about that.

I am JB Michaels, award-winning and USA Today Bestselling Author of two series: Bud Hutchins Thrillers and the Tannenbaum Tailors. I want to help you because I want your story to be the best it can be. Not only do I want you to succeed by winning awards, getting that bestseller status, and/or any measure of success you can dream of, I also want to help you become the best storyteller you can be.

Plot Your Author Path- a simple guide to start and finish your first novel- is designed to help you on your author journey.

Find Readers and Sell Books on a Shoestring Budget

You don't need a lot of money to sell a lot of books!

You can find new readers and sell more books - even if you're on a shoestring budget. Book marketing expert, Rob Eagar, has coached over 450 authors and worked with several New York Times bestsellers. In this concise guide, he boils down his experience into the three best marketing tactics that any author can afford:

oFind new readers using Amazon

oSell more books by giving away free content

oRecruit people who spread word of mouth for free

If you excel in these three areas, you will sell more books. Here's the best part: nothing on this list costs a lot of money. But, you've got to know the specific nuances and best practices that make the difference between failure and success.

Find Readers and Sell Books on a Shoestring Budget will show you how to do it right. This resource includes multiple examples and stories from Rob's consulting work with top fiction and non-fiction authors.

Also includes free access to "The Ultimate Book Marketing Plan Template for Authors" by Rob Eagar that takes the guesswork out of launching your new book.

Writing for Adventure Authors: Turn Your Travel Journal into an Amazing First Draft (Adventure Author Series Book 1)

Have you ever dreamt of being an Adventure Author?

Do you have a travel journal sat unloved on your shelf at home that's bursting with wondrous memories?

Do you have an inspirational story to tell but you just aren't sure how to get it out there?

The Adventure Author Book Series will take you step-by-step through the process of bringing your travel journal to life. Using knowledge gained from his own successes and mistakes in the Self-Publishing world, Jon Doolan will take you on a journey from blank page to completed Adventure Book in under 90 days.

Book 1 in the series, 'Writing for Adventure Authors', will take you from a scrappy old journal to a finished first draft.

Book 2, 'Self-Publishing for Adventure Authors', will show you how to bring it to the next level with Editing, Cover Design and Formatting.

Book 3, 'Book Marketing for Adventure Authors', will help you publish your book and give you the skills you need to market the book to make it a success.

Follow your dream and become a successful Adventure Author.

PocketRead's Pocket Guide - How To Find The Time To Write: For busy people who want to be authors (PocketRead Guides Book 1)

Have you always wanted to write a novel but found there are never enough hours in the day?

Are you a stay-at-home parent struggling to find the time to write or in a job with long hours that leaves little time for anything else?

The problem is, you know you'd be fantastic at writing a novel but when could you possibly fit it in?

This ebook contains everything you need to know to help you find that time to write:-

o By showing you how to rearrange tasks you already do so that none are missed but you still have time to write.

o How to make the most of those pockets of time that you do find.

o What to write when you do find the time and how to go about it in the most efficient way.

o How to plan so that you can progress even if you can only find a few minutes to write.

It lists and explains everything you need to write a best-selling novel so that you can get started with the business of writing it straight away

Learn how to discover the time you didn't think you had by reprioritising and rescheduling - leaving you free to write your novel without adding more stress to your already busy life.

I wrote my first novel while up to my eyeballs in nappies and here are all the tricks I have learned to be able to carve out time for myself to write without impacting on anything else. Stop saying you will write a book someday and make today the day you start!

Pick up your copy now so that you can find more time to write your masterpiece while making sure your family life doesn't suffer.

Don't feel guilty by pursuing your dreams - it's time to feel good about yourself.

Stop wishing to magically find that extra time to write and make it happen for YOU now.

How I Found the Write Path: A Compilation of Letters

In this endearing compilation, over sixty authors share letters written to their past selves, candidly sharing what they might not always discuss in public. The hope is that those of you who haven't published will learn from their experiences. And those of you who have published? Well, you just might realize you're not alone.

Direct Sales Unleashed: Why your fans want to buy direct and how to it

Are you an author wondering how to sell more books?

You confused and concerned about going wide or being exclusive? Have you wondered if you could just sell direct?

This book is the first part in comprehensive research to build a customer focused marketing system. See the research and results of 100s of hours of experimentation on ways to turn a prospective reader into a fan that advocates to others about your books.

Why is this book so important for the indie publisher?

You see it has never been about the channel. Channels are just ways to access readers.

It's about the reader...

and the composition of your readership.

An author with 90% of her income from Kindle Unlimited can't go to market the same as author with 40% revenues coming from Kindle Unlimited.

In both cases selling direct has a place.

I'm Joe Solari the author of The Business Owner's Compendium. I work with authors to build wealth building strategies and systems to get the most out of what you create. I have spent the last year testing and analyzing strategies to capture the largest possible fan base. Two fundamentals support the strategies I outline;

The reader-writer relationship is the basis of all publishing economics.The more you "own" the direct customer relationship, the stronger your business will be.

"Direct Sales Unleashed" is your guide to how to sell books direct. It is the first book in a two-book series to help authors to develop a customer nurturing engine.

Why start with a book on direct sales?

Your fans want to buy from you.

In this book you will learn:

Why sell direct?

Where to start?

The ways to market for direct sales.

The pros and cons of direct sales.

Technical requirements for direct sales.

Several ways to start selling direct today to your existing clients today, with nothing more than a PayPal button.

Right now, you could have hundreds of fans on your mailing list ready to buy direct. Those sales are more profitable and get paid faster (days not months). Why are you leaving that money on the table?

Unleash the full potential of your fan base by downloading this book now!

Rapid Story Development: Commercial Pace in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Narrative pace can make or break the reading experience, but few people describe what real pace is or how you can achieve it. Most just discuss writing, style, and sentence structure, but pacing in any story is so much more than that. This e-book gives a clear explanation of pacing and then shows you how to achieve a solid commercial pace for any story, thus assuring reader engagement and more book sales: engaged readers buy more books.

Now You're a Publisher: A Guide to Self-Publishing (INscribe Digital INsights Book 1)

Welcome to the world of self-publishing, where choices are abundant. From your book's cover to its marketing strategy, every decision is yours. It's exciting and scary at the same time. But the rewards are great.

In this easy-to-use guide, INscribe Digital outlines best practices to approaching this new chapter in your career. What does it take to create a quality product? And how can you maximize sales? There are millions of books out there. Let INscribe Digital show you how to make your book stand out and be read.

Includes:

o How to Create a Quality eBook

o Invest in your Conversion

o Maximize your Sales Through Strategic Marketing

o Take Advantage of Pre-Orders

o And much more!

Pain Free Book Outlining: Watch Me Outline A Nonfiction Book in 7 Easy Steps

Learn to outline your book in 7 easy steps

Inside you'll learn

:

- The exact step by step blueprint on outlining your new non fiction book (you can do this even if you have no experience)

- How to find out if the book that you want to write is the book that the readers wanted to read

- How to do your outline research the effective way

- A live example on how to do your outlining

Download this book and start outlining your book today!

Modern Serial Formats: A Brief Analysis

A brief analysis of the evolution of the serial format and how we've used it in modern times.