5 Reasons Why You Need an Author Budget

The information contained on this website is not financial advice. It should not be construed as financial advice and should not be relied upon as such. All articles are for entertainment and educational purposes only and do not replace the advice of a certified accountant.

What is an Author Success Plan?

I don’t know if it’s just me, but an author success plan seems too formal of a term. It’s filled with obligation and things we don’t want to think about: the business side of writing. Unfortunately, there is a business side to writing. It can be gross and annoying to deal with, but if we […]

Emergency Funds for Writers: An Updated List

Your mental health is not something you should take lightly. I know COVID-19 threw everyone for a loop, and it may have impacted your well-being. It’s why I want to share this list of emergency funds for writers. I posted this last year to help anyone who needed it, and I want to repost it […]

The Unofficial 2021 Publishing Market Outlook

Last month, we talked about what happened in the publishing industry in 2020. Today, we’re going to set our sights on the future. I will be giving you my opinion and expert opinion on what will happen in 2021. We’ll call it The Unofficial 2021 Publishing Market Outlook. I am by no means an expert, […]

What Happened to the Publishing Industry in 2020?

2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year. It has invaded every facet of our lives at home and work. With so many things exploding all at once, it’s been hard to figure out what to focus on. Hopefully, this post will help you figure out what happened in the publishing industry in 2020. Because […]

How to Use Batch Content Without Exhausting Yourself

Can I tell you a secret? I wrote this post on December 3. I wrote all of December’s articles at the beginning of the month. You see, I’ve been experimenting with this thing called batch content. One of my goals for this upcoming year is to give myself more time to do other things, like […]

The Best Ways to Obtain New & Exciting Content Ideas

We’ve all been there. We run out of content ideas. Some people call it writer’s block, and others shrug it off as a rut and move on. Either way, you feel a cold trickle of sweat slide insidiously down your back as your mind runs in circles, looking for something, anything, to talk about. There […]

How to Use Social Media to Your Advantage

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of this phenomenon called social media. Almost everyone has an account with either Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. More users are going online every day, which, yes, means more competition for you, but also more readers are waiting to discover your story. In addition to […]

Marketing for Writers: What You Need to Know

Most new writers think marketing a book is as simple as writing a snappy blurb, throwing the book up on Amazon, and creating one or two social media posts. Then they call it a day, expecting the sales to roll in. Only to find out their strategy didn’t work. Marketing a book is a long-term […]

What is a Content Audit & Why Do You Need One?

I’m not going to lie. Today’s post will probably bore most of you to tears. Why? Because it’s about conducting a content audit. I mean, just the words “content” and “audit” make you want to thump your head on your desk and scream “I’m so bored!” at your computer or phone. But there is no […]