What You Probably Meant to Say To Us: A Twitter-Inspired Etiquette Guide

July 30, 2015 | #hashtags, Fun, Self-publishing, Social Media, Twitter, Writing | 0 comments | Author:

    Here we are, trapped behind our laptops, just trying to transmute our vast, disorganized thoughts into legible English. We haven’t been bothering anyone. In fact, if we think about it, we’ve actually been entertaining the public for the … Continued

Is Amazon.com the Modern Monopoly?

July 23, 2015 | Amazon, Bookstores, eBooks, Pub. Industry, Traditional Publishing | 1 comments | Author:

  When you consider of the word “monopoly” what comes to mind? Likely enough, you’re thinking about tiny plastic hotels, being the first to purchase Boardwalk, and collecting $200 each time you pass “GO.” If you paid attention in U.S. … Continued

Planning Your World Wide (Web) Tour

July 16, 2015 | Blogging, Book Launch, Book Marketing, Guest Post, Media, Social Media, Technology | 3 comments | Author:

    Good news, indie authors: you too can feel like Beyoncé when promoting your new book by going on a world-wide tour—a World Wide Web tour, that is. One of the savviest ways authors are harnessing the age of … Continued

Weird and Wonderful 2014-2015 Book Cover Trends

July 14, 2015 | Self-publishing | 2 comments | Author:

Everyone knows that people really do judge books by their covers. You do it, I do it, your mom does it. Having a good book cover is more important than ever, especially given that a picture is worth a thousand … Continued

The Ultimate Blogger’s Guide to Growing Your Readership

July 7, 2015 | Audience, Blogging, Content, Guest Post, Social Media, Technology | 4 comments | Author:

  It’s 11:30 on a Monday night and there you are, curled up in your down comforter, staring at your bleak blog stats. You’ve written so many insightful posts, but they just don’t seem to be getting any attention. We’ve … Continued

The 4 Most Fun Ways to (Actually) Overcome Writer’s Block

July 1, 2015 | Self-publishing | 3 comments | Author:

Ah, writer’s block. Bane of every creatively minded person in the known universe, it stops your pen and leaves you cursing and questioning what you did to anger the literary gods. Whether it comes to you in the night, in … Continued

Kudos and Concerns for Kindle Unlimited

June 25, 2015 | Amazon, Cliffhangers, eBooks, Literary Trends, Technology | 4 comments | Author:

  If you are the least bit tech savvy in your book reading (or writing), you’ve probably heard that Kindle Unlimited is changing. Amazon shocked authors last week when it announced it will be revamping its payment policy for authors … Continued

5 Free Online Resources to Help You Write Better

June 22, 2015 | Apps, Content, Editing, Planning, Revising, Self-publishing, Technology, Writing, Writing Tips | 1 comments | Author:

We here at Wise Ink know that the Internet has the ability to empower and motivate authors through the ups and downs of publishing. However, we wouldn’t normally think of the Internet as a place that increases productivity (we’re looking … Continued

How to Ruin Your Brainchild in 5 Simple Steps

June 18, 2015 | Design, Editing, Self-publishing, Title | 0 comments | Author:

  Most of us are willing to admit we’ve acquired some quirks as a result of our upbringings—thanks, mom and dad! Although parents tend to be well-intentioned beings, sometimes it’s hard to find the right balance of freedom and discipline: … Continued

Six Things Moving Taught Us About Book Publishing

June 10, 2015 | Indie Publishing, Self-publishing | 6 comments | Author:

  Greetings, gentle readers. If you noticed that we missed blogging last week (we hope you did notice), we’re sorry. Wise Ink was busy moving into some swanky new offices, and in the shuffle of moving books (so many books) … Continued

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