100+ Internet Statistics And Facts

The team at Hostingclues has created an exhaustive snapshot of the state of the Internet today. It contains over a hundred facts and statistics to create an impressive Infographic. For anyone using the Internet, it makes for fascinating reading! Key numbers Some key...

7 Psychological Tricks For Book Promotion

Book marketing has come a long way since Medieval scribes advertised their services in the Middle Ages. For one thing, there is an entire branch of psychology that deals specifically with marketing. I recently came across a great post by a marketing student with 7...

Top 9 Trends in Publishing for 2019

The Written Word Media (WWM) regularly posts great material examining the latest trends in publishing; trends of interest to every author – particularly Indie ones. Here is my summary of Ricci Wolman’s predictions for 2019, along wth my comments: 1) Amazon...

How to Use the Holidays to Sell More Books

Written word media recently published a great post with ideas on how to take advantage of holiday marketing trends to sell your books. With Christmas fast approaching, I figured this is a great time to have a look at the main points: 1. Between mid-November and early...

Introducing BookBub Ads

Bookbub recently announced it will start offering advertising spaces. Unlike the vigorous screening process that leaves more books out than it allows in its popular newsletter, these will be available to anyone who can afford them. BookBub Ads will run in a dedicated...

How to Ensure a Book’s Success: Lessons from the Silver Screen

IN 1983, screenwriter William Goldman coined the famous saying that in Hollywood, “Nobody knows anything” when it comes to predicting which films will succeed at the box office. This holds true for books, too. However, the Economist recently published a 10-year study...

Mark Gillespie’s Tips for Facebook Ads

Mark Gillespie writes speculative fiction and is a passionate Indie author. He recently published the most detailed how-to on running Facebook ads I’ve come across so far. His main tips are as follows: Know Your Target Audience Facebook sits on a treasure trove...

10 Trends in Publishing You Need to Know

Chloe of the Written Word Media published recently 10 trends in publishing that are of interest to every author – particularly Indie ones: 1. Indie authors will continue to take up a growing percentage of the market Indie authored books are estimated to compose...