What is Evergreen Content?

Evergreen Content is content that will last the test of time. In theory, just like an evergreen tree, ever green content stays somewhat fresh for a longer period of time. Evergreen content is always applicable to reader interests and less likely to become immediately out-dated. Evergreen content is used for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as well as marketing. The idea behind this type of content is that […]

An Author’s Thanksgiving – From A – Z

by Pam Lagomarsino Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.  For the Lord is the great God, And the great King above all gods. Psalm 95:2-3, NKJV Dear Author, Writing is a challenge and to put out a published manuscript is like climbing a mountain. Sometimes we get discouraged […]

Instructions Please – Tips on Writing them

Sophie Dawson Whatever for Dummies is a great series of books. They are simplified instructions on how to do just about anything. Although I don’t write for them I do have experience writing instructions. A writer never knows what opportunities will present themselves so being aware of what might be needed in any form of […]

Transform Your First Draft with These 10 Self-Editing Tips

by Jennifer Harris   Self-editing is challenging for most writers, but it’s a critical skill all writers must learn. You might be asking why you need to self-edit if you’re hiring a copy editor or proofreader. Self-editing is just the first (though very important) step in the editing process; you want to make sure your […]

What’s the most terrifying word for authors?

by Gina Burgess Nope it isn’t writer’s block. That’s two words. According to a mountain of studies it’s networking. Of course there isn’t a separate study done just on authors, but studies have included thousands of people in all different walks of life. Networking seems to either instill excitement of discovery in some people or […]

Meet Your New Best Friends—Critique Partners and Beta-Readers

  By Pam Lagomarsino   “It’s good. I liked it.” Now, isn’t that what every author dreams of hearing about their book? Not necessarily—especially when are looking for ways to improve. You know that while you’ve worked on your manuscript countless hours, still some areas aren’t where you want them. Yes, the material is good, […]

Author Bio vs About Me Page

by Belinda Forgy I’ve noticed recently that some authors use their Author Bio as their About Me page on their websites. I think it’s a missed opportunity… in marketing… not just your book… but you as an author! We know why the bio is important to readers and agents alike; it builds authority and reputation. […]

How Do You Format Your Books?

by Meredith Bond Formatting Tools To me, formatting is the most fun part of self-publishing. If I were an artist or had more of an artist’s eye, I might feel that creating the cover would be more fun, but sadly, I’m too left-brained for that. But formatting, that lets me be creative, detail oriented and […]