An Exaltation of Larks, by Suanne Laqueur, is the grand-prize winning book in the 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. It bested more than 2,300 entries from 55 countries across eight categories to take home a prize package that includes $8,000 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New...
Writers can work from just about anywhere, so why not work from everywhere? Meet some “digital nomads” who are making a living while exploring the world—and find out how you could become one of them.
Looking to improve your writing? When Tim Knox's clients ask him how to become better writers, he offers these six get-started tips.
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova writes novels chronicling the fate of ordinary people who are diagnosed with extraordinary and often fatal neurological diseases.
CLOSEDWriter’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is not currently accepting submissions. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books.
Successful indie authors who want to keep growing will eventually add offset printing to their capabilities. Here, Joel Friedlander discusses its potential.
Here, Lora L. Hyler, author of the forthcoming book The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes, discusses her journey and offers insights for launching a book without an agent.
After pouring everything you had into your story, IngramSpark encourages you not to lose momentum and to consider prepping that book for publication. Here are some tips to make sure you set your book up for success.
Ricardo Fayet explores all the options available to authors and help you decide what the best one is for your book.
I’ve considered myself a professional writer for a little over three years now, and I’ve learned a great deal about the publishing industry in that time. Much of how I think and what I do as an independently published author parallels the experiences of my traditionally published friends, but there are...
In support of my book, I went on a book tour. After six months, 75 talks in about 60 cities and towns, and lots of networking, I learned a lot. Here are 13 things you should know when doing a book tour.
At some point, whether you’re self-publishing or preparing to submit a full manuscript to an agent or small press, you’re probably going to need a freelance editor. Here’s four tips from an indie author on how to prepare for the editing experience.
Here are tips from a self-published author who decided to take control of her dream.
Author Amita Trasi shares her publishing journey here, along with valuable takeaways any author, published or no, will greatly benefit from.
You’ve got the words on paper. You’ve done the editing, the rewriting, the beta-readers-feedback inputting. You’re ready to share your book with the world. But you’re a writer, not a designer. What’s a self-published author to do? These tips will steer you in the right direction.
Every journey leading to publication and success is different—this one followed the indie author path before landing a traditional book deal.
Here are 26 important items you should check when copy editing and proofreading your manuscript.
Here are a few things I learned along the way to writing a novel between stints as a copywriter.
Three years ago I officially began writing a book. That’s when the lie began. As my first draft grew to 50,000 words, the book changed from being a memoir based on my experiences as a fire eater to a novel. I kiddingly say that this was because no one would care...
With a few simple, inexpensive tricks, you can turn any area—no matter how small, and even if you write in a coffee shop or other public place—into a crucible for creativity.
I’m in the midst of potty-training my toddler, so when I awoke this morning, in the dark dawn before my alarm, to the sound of her screaming “POO!”—well, needless to say I jumped out of bed a smidge faster than I usually do. “POO!” she screeched as my fingers scrambled across...
If you are looking for a (new) publishing home, here are the top 10 things I think every writer should know about Amazon Publishing:
Let me be clear—I don’t take sides. I appreciate the self-published author, the author published by a small press, and the New York-published author. Because you know what? No matter what publishing route any of us decide to take, we are all still authors.
Hybrid publishing is an emerging area that occupies the middle ground between traditional and self-publishing and therefore includes many different publishing models— basically anything that is not self-publishing or traditional publishing. “Hybrid publishing” is not a term all publishers or authors in this space use; other terms that describe this type...