Writer’s Guides

Why Authors Self-Publish and How Much It Really Costs

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to publish a book and have people actually read it, you needed a publisher […]

Why Authors Want a Publisher and Why It’s So Hard to Get One

With the explosion of self-publishing over the last decade or so—and with its benefits of speed, ease, and accessibility—you might […]

Self-help vs. Memoir: Your no-nonsense guide to choosing the right genre for your inspirational book

One of the most common reasons for writing a nonfiction book is “I want to help people change their life”. For many […]

DIY or Hire Professionals? Your guide to self-publishing a book

Since the rise of self-publishing as an alternative to traditional publishers, millions of authors have been able to release their […]

So, You Want to Write a Nonfiction Book, But Why?

So, you want to write a nonfiction book. Maybe a business book, a how-to book, a self-help book, or a […]

NaNoWriMo: Write a whole nonfiction book in November

Traditionally, NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month”, and it takes place every November. The online writing race started back […]

10 Self-Help Clichés to Avoid in Your Writing

Whether you’re writing a self-help book, a personal development blog, or even an inspirational podcast script, your primary goal is […]

Why Nonfiction Needs to Have a Narrative

Guest post: By Shazeen Iqbal, The Writer Vending Machine A nonfiction book is a unique journey where the author communicates factual […]

3 Simple Steps to Start Writing a Nonfiction Book

If you want to write a nonfiction book, the first question that probably comes to mind is: where do I start? As […]

What Format & Trim Size Should My Book Be? An inside guide to book design and formatting

With the rise of e-books and various ways to read books, long gone are the days of books just being […]

How to Get Published: An insider’s guide to the four types of book publishing

If you’re an aspiring author, the age-old question is “How do I get my book published?” While it used to […]

What Type of Editor Do You Want to Work with? The editor’s inside guide to editors

What Type of Editor Do You Want to Work with The editors inside guide to editors

As an author or aspiring author, you’ll no doubt find yourself working with an editor at some point in the pre-publishing process—either a freelancer editor in the process […]

What Type of Author Are You? The editor’s inside guide to authors

If you’re an author or aspiring to be one, you’ll probably end up working with an editor at some point, […]

What’s It Like to Work with a Book Editor?

If you’re thinking about hiring a freelance editor for your book, you might be wondering what it’s like to work […]

“I want to write a nonfiction book, but what should I write about?”

According to a recent survey, 80% of adults have thought about writing a book at some point. But if you’re […]

Can I Use Quotes in My Book? Copyright, permissions, and plagiarism…

As a nonfiction author, you may want to quote other people in your book—be it to set a certain tone, amplify your […]

What Is More Lucrative—Traditional Publishing or Self-Publishing?

Some people write books for the love. Some to entertain and enthral readers. Some to make the world a better […]

Which is the best proofreading software – Grammarly or Word’s Spellchecker?

Whether you’ve written a blog, a book, or some website content, you no doubt know that the text needs proofreading […]