Writer’s Guides

Will you accept the challenge to write a book this NaNoWriMo?

Book writing can be an incredibly long process, and that’s scary. But, what if writing a book didn’t have to […]

So, you want to be a proofreader?

Do you dream of eliminating typos from your favourite books or magazines? Do you find yourself spotting errors in adverts, […]

How to get published when you are writing in a non-native language

As a nonfiction book editor, I’m often asked whether it’s possible to publish a book as a non-native speaker or […]

Introduction or preface: Is there really a difference?

When you’re writing a nonfiction book, you might wonder what the difference is between an introduction and a preface. Do […]

To publish or self-publish? That is the timely question…

Well, that’s what Shakespeare might be asking if he was still alive. Indeed, it’s the question on many a budding […]

 This is how to write your non-fiction book in 10 steps

We’ve all heard the saying “Everyone has one good book in them” or some variation. In fact, the original quote […]

Do you want to write? 4 proven writing styles for novice and veteran writers

Why does it matter? Can’t I write however I want? There are four general stylistic categories that writing falls into. […]

Do you want to write online? Start with Quora

If you want to start writing online, start first with Quora! Ameesha Green is a titan on Quora. She’s been on […]

The truth about typesetting and why it matters

Make your typesetting look as professional as your writing! We work with self-published authors so we know the importance of […]

 3 Reasons why your article is not doing well

As an editor, I can tell you why your articles don’t get a lot of views Here at The Book Shelf, […]

3 Key tips for neurodivergent writers: ADHD/ Autism

A couple of weeks ago, we discussed (and subsequently smashed) the ‘Myth of the ‘Natural’ Writer’ and discussed the absolute best thing […]

Do you need alpha or beta readers for your book?

Alpha? Beta? These Greek semantics serve a different purpose in the writing process. New and veteran authors alike find these […]

How to price your nonfiction book on Amazon

So, you’ve written a book. You’ve spent a lot of time researching, planning, and editing your manuscript, and it’s finally […]

5 Books that will inspire you to write

“The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, write, write, write.” Ernest Gaines Like most writers, I started because I […]

Here’s how to get started on publishing 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 […]

Here’s how to get over writer’s block: 8 Top tips

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 […]

Embrace writer’s block: How to make it part of your writing

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 […]

Real talk: 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 […]