Writer’s Guides

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, […]

Writing a Book 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 Special Question…

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

How to Write a Nonfiction Book: 10 Simple 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? Here Are 4 Writing Styles

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 & Why it Matters

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

AI is here to Betray Creatives, Writers Fear Not

At least not for a few lightyears

3 Mistakes Article Writers Make

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

Essential Writing Hacks 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 I Need an Alpha or Beta Reader?

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 Inspired Me to Write

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

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 […]