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What makes readers actually buy books? Whether your books or anyone else’s? Maggie Lynch delves into various surveys and presents the answers to help you sell your books more effectively.
Do you ever make research trips as part of your writing process? If so, read Anna Castle’s latest post to pick up top tips on how to incorporate travel and research costs into the financial management of your author business.
Have you ever investigated old newspaper archives as a source of information, ideas and inspiration either for non-fiction or fiction? True-crime writer Angela Buckley shares her top tips for effective use of archived news – and why she loves it so much.
How indie authors can use speedreading to help them self-publish faster by shortening research time – and other exciting benefits, by world champion Dan Holloway.
An indie author’s research shouldn’t finish the minute you self-publish your book – it should be an ongoing process, explains Rachel Gregory, editor of Matador’s Self-publishing Magazine.
British indie author Lucienne Boyce, who writes and self-publishes historical fiction and non-fiction, explains why looking something up on Wikipedia doesn’t count as quality research, and recommends more effective research methods that will add conviction and accuracy when you are writing about the past. (This is an abridged text of the excellent talk that Lucienne […]
With 20 self-published books to her name, US indie fantasy writer Samantha Warren was familiar with the problem of struggling to find answers to the kind of tricky questions that many authors face – the kind that even Google can’t always answer. An avid and resourceful networker, she set about providing a solution that would […]
Established non-fiction author Carol Cooper is currently deploying her medical background in her second novel, a sequel to the raunchy romance One Night at the Jacaranda. Here she exhorts fellow authors, whether indie or trade published, to keep it real by writing what they know. “I hope you’ve done your research.” Those six words strike […]
It’s all very well for self-published authors to talk about reaching readers, but how do you find the readers you need to reach? British author James Minter, who lives and write in France, turns this question on its head and considers how readers discovers books, to help you home in on your ideal target readers. […]