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Motivation 101 for Writers

Motivation 101 for Writers

Motivation is a major issue to writers. What motivates you? This Motivation 101 for Writers Chalk Talk will help you think through the process so you can become a more efficient writer. I have written...

why 500 words is the sweet spot for blog posts

Best Word Count for a Blog Post

What is the best word count for a blog post? There is an online entrepreneur I admire, but he did something I found shocking. I won’t mention his name because he might change his mind...

Price to Use Kindle Select

Authors Pay a Price to Use Kindle Select

You probably already know that I believe Amazon is the best publishing and marketing platform available. It beats the competition by a million miles. I think Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is a genius. However, I...

The Reading Experience on Smart Phones and Tablets

The Reading Experience on Smart Phones and Tablets

Read or Listen Seasoned authors know they must be reader-centric. Both fiction and nonfiction writers must immediately capture reader attention and keep them turning the pages. Fiction writers do that with compelling characters and dialogue....

Self-Publishing Competition

Your Self-Publishing Competition

Read or Listen You have self-publishing competition. Bowker, the company that issues International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs), reports that 458,564 self-published books were released in 2013, the last year that complete figures were available. This...