Books for Writers

I have developed a series of books to help indie authors understand and manage their career from copyright registration and ISBNs to loading your books to vendors (Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google Play and many more). And a large volume on marketing that includes branding, website development, social media, newsletter development, and how all that comes together for discoverability. You can buy them one at a time or get all three in a boxset for a reduced price.

Secrets Every Author Should Know:

Indie Publishing Basics

Secrets to Pricing and Distribution:

Ebook, Print, and Direct

Secrets to Effective Author Marketing

Secrets to Becoming a Successful Author Boxset

More Business of Writing Books I Recommend By Other Authors

My books above are good for people starting off. They provide a good overview of all the steps or running and author business, including step-by-step instructions to get everything set up. The books below then go into more details in very specific areas around marketing and advertising. However, it does little good to learn this advanced knowledge if you haven’t already set up all the basics detailed in the books above.

An author's guide to working with libraries & bookstores by Mark Leslie Lefebvre
Newsletter Ninja by Tammi Labrecque
Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook by Helen Sedwick
Strangers to Superfans by David Gaughran
Let's Get Digital by David Gaughran
How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis by Bryan Cohen
Help! My Facebook Ads Suck by Michael Cooper
Discoverability by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Closing the Deal On Your Terms by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Killing it on Kobo by Mark Leslie Lefebvre
BookBub Ads Expert by David Gaughran
cover for Estate Planning for Authors by M.L. Buchman
Cover for Narrate and Record Your Own Audiobook by M. L. Buchman
Cover for Audio for Authors by Joanna Penn
Cover for How to Get Your Book into Schools and Double Your Income by David Hendrickson

Writing Craft Book Recommendations

Show Don't Tell by Sandra Gerth
Point of View by Sandra Gerth
Break into Fiction by Mary Buckham and Dianna Love
The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
How to Write Dazzling Dialogue by James Scott Bell
A Writer's Guide to Active Settings by Mary Buckham
Writing Active Hooks by Mary Buckham
Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
Write Your Novel From the Middle by James Scott Bell
The Last Fifty Pages by James Scott Bell
Writing into the Dark by Dean Wesley Smith
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