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Mark Dawson’s Ads for Authors Review 2022

Mark Dawson’s Ads for Authors Review 2022

Mark Dawson’s Ads for Authors course has been setting the standard for Self-Published authors for a few years now and has a reputation for quality along with Mark’s other systems. Ads for Authors typically opens its doors only twice a year, the next date being 12 Jan...

2022 Plans and all that

2022 Plans and all that

A new year is here and with it big plans. Let’s not mention that 2022 is pronounced ‘2020 too’ and move on swiftly to brighter more positive things. It seems I only post to this blog in the new year so one of many new year’s resolutions is to fix that and post more...

Plottr Review 2021: Is Plottr the Best for Authors?

Plottr Review 2021: Is Plottr the Best for Authors?

Plottr is downloadable software for outlining and it is mainly targeted towards fiction writers. It allows you to create a comprehensive view of your story (plots, subplots, characters, and chapters) so you have a clear direction when writing. But, is this software...

Is ProWritingAid Ideal for You? A Review for 2020

Is ProWritingAid Ideal for You? A Review for 2020

Are you a freelance writer looking for easy-to-use, quality online editing software? Or, you are a student wanting to polish your paper or an essay before turning it in? Perhaps, you’re an academic, and you want research papers to shine in all their glory? No matter...

Self Publishing Show 2020

Self Publishing Show 2020

The Self Publishing Show was to be a prelude to the London Book Fair, a warm-up for indie authors from around the world before invading the international meet-up for the book industry. However, as big publishers pulled out of LBF one by one it soon became apparent it...

First London Book Fair 2019

First London Book Fair 2019

I visited the London Book Fair for the first time recently at the historic Olympia in London and was fascinated by the engine of the publishing industry on display. Around the big 5 trade publisher areas, hordes of suits were getting down to business - agents,...

Pressbooks review

Pressbooks review

Pressbooks is an online platform that allows you to create multiple books for digital and print. I've been a bit of a fan for many years now and still use it for most of my books. If you're familiar with Wordpress then you'll recognise the dashboard as it is based on...

7 Powerful Components of a Great Author Website

7 Powerful Components of a Great Author Website

Your author website is an essential component for any writer or indie publisher and should be seen as the jewel in the crown in which to send traffic. With your own website, you have full control and won't be left exposed to sea changes in the social media sphere, new...

Reedsy Review: Editor and Marketplace

The Reedsy platform offers an exciting eco-system for authors to help craft beautiful books. There are two main focal points: the first is the editor and the second is the marketplace. Both are offered in a slick user-friendly interface that makes it easy to find...