Do you want creative ideas for your book? You can start by looking at the latest trends in the publishing industry.
Publishing consultant Ruediger Wischenbart reported that global trends have popped up in the industry, such as the rise of interest in e-books and audiobooks. The publishing consultant also noted that readers are shifting from traditionally popular genres like romance and mysteries to children’s stories, young adult titles, and even nonfiction books. The consultant notes that this shift may be due to the changes in the digital marketing strategies of publishers and authors themselves.
So, if you want your book to attract the attention of publishers and readers, here are some trends that you need to watch out for:
Doing what you love
The dream for most authors and writers is to make a career (or even a side hustle) from their creative talents, being able to do what you love and make money when and where you want.
But when you think of writing and making money, you may only come up with a couple of ideas and even then, these ideas may be limited.
However, with some creativity you can do what you love and make some money at the same time, here are TEN great ways for you to make money with writing.
Guest post from Dean Burgess: Working from home as a writer can be a joy and a challenge. Having a productive office is key to success. The following are important aspects to focus on when setting up your workspace.
Furniture and Equipment
The furniture and equipment you use during your workday have a major impact on your health and comfort level. Choose a chair that is comfortable and supportive. Make sure the lighting in the area is bright enough to prevent eye strain but not harsh or headache-inducing. An ergonomic keyboard can make long periods of typing easier on your wrists. Consider investing in a standing desk. There are numerous health benefits associated with these devices, including:
Guest Post by Dean Burgess.
Working from home is here to stay for many of us, but it’s not always easy to stay focused on work when you’re not in the office. If you struggle to concentrate when you bring your work home, a home office is ideal for increasing productivity. A Google search on designing a home office typically turns up articles that only apply to people with spare rooms in their homes. This article explores how someone living in a small space can create a functional home office. The trick is to work with what you have. JD&J Design presents some easy tips for creating a home office in a small living space.
1. Use Underutilized Areas
The area beneath your staircase, a rarely used cupboard, and an attic eave make great office spaces. Because no one frequents these spaces, they provide an environment free of distractions. You can also decorate these areas however you like, and no one will complain.
They say that in every person is a book, so if this is the case, why is it only some of us go on to write, edit and publish this book? How many laptops have folders with the beginnings of a manuscript in, always started with the very best of intentions, only to be slowly put on the shelf after a couple of months?
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been refocusing on the services that we offer the authors we work with, as we’ve been in the publishing industry for many years now, we have seen some changes in how self-publishing works and what is important to an indie author.
Self-publishing is an exciting place to be, more and more authors are taking the step in bringing their work to an audience, which is great for those of us who love reading, but for the author, they face more competition than ever before.
Many of us will be thinking of setting goals, taking time to come up with lists of what we would like to achieve during the next 12 months to become better versions of ourselves. However, what follows is a list of massive unsustainable targets which we keep for the first month and then gradually drop as we slip back into our old (and easier) habits
Guest post by Angela Baker
For some reason, we distinguish “professional” writers from authors. They seem to be categorized as those who earn money writing anything other than books – blog posts, website content, business reports, and plans, etc., grants, journal and news articles and editorials, marketing content and ads (including video scripts), and more.
What most “professionals” do not write are novels. So, it almost seems contra-indicative to claim that professional writers can actually boost their talents and skills by reading fiction – a genre that seems to have nothing to do with their careers.
Yet, if you bear with this writer, you will see 7 powerful benefits for professional writers who read fiction.
If you’re looking for inspiration as an author, sometimes reading the thoughts of those who have already had a taste of success or have a wealth of experience can really help. Many of these people also like to share their knowledge (which is great for everyone) and do so on a regular basis via their blogs.
But which blogs should you take a look at? I mean, blogs are not exactly a new thing, so your choice can be a little overwhelming.
Here are our five favorite blogs that we think you should (as an author) take a look at, and if there’s one we missed which you think is amazing, just let us know in the comment section below.
As an author it can sometimes feel very lonely, you’ve great ideas for a book, you’ve either finished writing it or are in the process, but where do you look for some advice when you need it?
Well, there are other successful authors who have been where you are, and through their experience, you can gain insight into what you should (and importantly) what you shouldn’t do to be a successful author.
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