If you finished National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a 50K-word draft, congratulations! Only 12% of NaNoWriMo participants finished last year, so getting this far is a huge accomplishment. If you decide to self-publish your work rather than seek traditional … [Read more...]
Need a little inspiration when it comes to the book writing process? Check out these insightful writing tips from authors and industry professionals.
The Anatomy of a BookBub Blurb & Ebook Description Copy Tips
When authors and publishers promote books via BookBub’s Featured Deals email, each promotion includes a blurb. Each BookBub blurb is carefully crafted to appeal to readers subscribed to that book’s category. We often get questions about these blurbs: Who writes them? How are … [Read more...]
What are the Most Popular Title Trends in Your Genre?
Your book title — along with your cover — is the first thing a potential reader sees, and can be the deciding factor between hitting the buy button or not. Your title is a great opportunity to indicate genre, plot, atmosphere, or characters. Readers like to know what they’re … [Read more...]
3 Crucial Editing Phases All Authors Need to Sell More Books
It’s tough for authors to get their books noticed these days, and every year the competition for discoverability gets fiercer. So how can authors make their books stand out from the pack? Whether you hope to grab the attention of an agent or publishing house or plan to … [Read more...]
How to Get Readers Hooked from Your Ebook Sample
Ebook samples are a great way to hook readers and get them interested in your story. But how can you make sure your first chapter entices readers enough to buy your book? One method is to create an “opening disturbance.” James Scott Bell, a bestselling thriller author and … [Read more...]
How to Improve Your Description Copy to Sell More Ebooks
Your book description on retailer sites like Amazon is one of the most important ebook marketing elements at your disposal. Your cover and title will catch potential readers’ attention, but your description is what will make the sale. The strongest part of your description … [Read more...]
8 New Year’s Resolutions for Every Author
Welcome to the New Year, BookBub Partners! Last year was an exciting one for us here at BookBub, thanks in large part to the fantastic books many of you featured with us. But we have big plans for the year ahead, too. While we were thinking about our own resolutions for … [Read more...]