Writer’s Guides

How to Publish Poetry

How to Publish Poetry

by Peri Cimen At The Book Shelf, we help nonfiction authors publish their work. But we have a confession to […]

8 Top Tips for Getting over Writer’s Block

8 Top Tips for Getting over Writer's Block

by Soria Nicholson Most writers fear those dreaded two words that we find ourselves plagued with every once in a […]

How to Embrace Writer’s Block

How to Embrace Writer’s Block

by Peri Cimen We’ve all been there. Whether you’ve been staring at a blank Word document for days or hit […]

The Golden Ticket: How much money can you make from publishing a book?

The Golden Ticket – How much money can you make from publishing a book

by Ameesha Smith-Green As an aspiring author, you might be wondering how much money you can potentially earn from writing […]

Should Authors Create and Narrate Their Own Audiobooks?

Should Authors Create and Narrate Their Own Audiobooks

by Ameesha Smith-Green In the last five years, audiobooks have grown in popularity, which is understandable when you consider the […]

5 Ways to Start Writing

5 Ways to Start Writing

by Shelby Jones The beginning is the hardest part—of anything. And you’re a writer, so putting your thoughts into action […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Should I Avoid Vanity Publishers?

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Should I Avoid Vanity Publishers

by Ameesha Smith-Green “Mirror mirror on the wall, whose book is fairest of them all?” The term “vanity publishing” certainly […]

How Can I Become a Better Writer?

How Can I Become a Better Writer

by Shelby Jones Writing can be a minefield and many would certainly prefer to traverse great fields of potential dynamite […]

Which Type of Publishing Do You Choose? The pros and cons of traditional publishing, self-publishing, vanity publishing, and hybrid publishing

Which Type of Publishing Do You Choose?

by Ameesha Smith-Green As an aspiring author, you’re faced with a difficult decision early on: do you seek a traditional […]

The 5 Biggest Mistakes That Nonfiction Authors Make… and They’re Not What You Think They Are

The 5 Biggest Mistakes That Authors Make

by Ameesha Smith-Green Having worked in and around the publishing industry for the past 12 years, I’ve seen a lot […]

Do You Really Need a Book Editor? Yes, and This Is Why

Do You Really Need a Book Editor? Yes, and This Is Why

by Hana Walker Imagine this: you’ve dedicated the past couple of years to working on a new book that you […]

How Do You Make a Self-Published Book Look Professional?

How Do You Make a Self-Published Book Look Professional

by Ameesha Smith-Green Self-publishing can be a fantastic thing. It gives any aspiring author the ability to publish a book […]

Your 5-Step Guide on How to Become an Author in 2022

How to Become an Author in 2022

by Ameesha Smith-Green So, 2022 is the year you’re going to become an author, right? Whether you set a New […]

Top 5 Marketing Trends Authors Should Not Overlook

Top 5 Marketing Trends Authors Should Not Overlook

Sometimes, marketing your book can be harder than writing it. There are so many different strategies out there that it […]

Your Guide to Writing a Nonfiction Book This NaNoWriMo

Your Guide to Writing a Nonfiction Book This NaNoWriMo

by Olga Bialasik With November right around the corner, writers all around the world are preparing for NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing […]

What’s the Best Way to Self-Publish My Memoir?

What's the Best Way to Self-Publish My Memoir?

by Phoebe Geary Memoirs are one of the most popular genres of narrative nonfiction for both readers and writers. They’re […]

5 Steps to Getting Published after Finishing Your Book

5 Steps towards Publication

by Shelby Jones The end of your story isn’t really the end. By all means, celebrate and breathe a sigh […]

How to Tell a Good Editor from a Bad One

How to Tell a Good Editor from a Bad One

by Phoebe Geary In today’s industry, securing the right editor can mean the difference between your book’s make or break. […]