AUTHOR RESOURCES

The Wreck of the Nymph

5 Tips for Writing a Great Book Description

An eye-popping cover may grab your readers’ attention, but it won’t guarantee they’ll stay on your product page long enough to buy. A well-crafted book description is the most effective way to market your work directly to your target audience....Read more

5 Tips for Writing an Effective Author Bio

Many authors find it easier to dream up an alien universe than to summarize their real-world accomplishments. In the old days, when the “About the Author” section was buried at the back of the book, you could get by with a little résumé-speak. Now, though, your bio is front and center on your product page, and it needs to sing....Read more

5 Things to Know When Making a Copyright Page

Who’s afraid of the big, bad copyright page? Lots of self-publishing authors are, as it turns out. We get it. You’re not a lawyer. (Or maybe you are, in which case, congratulations on finishing your book, Counselor.) But have no fear: you don’t need to master the ins and outs of copyright law in order to protect your book. A good copyright page consists of five simple components...Read more

Everything You Need to Know About ISBNs

The self-publishing world is full of important-sounding acronyms, and the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is one that creates much confusion among new authors...Read more

Do You Need a Prologue or Epilogue?

No genres require prologues or epilogues, and you should never feel compelled to write more chapters if your story feels complete without these elements...Read more

The Importance of Being Platform Agnostic

Whether or not you believe you’ve meticulously crafted the next bestseller to top the charts, it’ll never reach its highest heights without pivoting your marketing strategy towards multiple platforms. Not only is it crucial for motivating book sales, but it also allows you to build your brand as an author and identify the type of readership you want to reach...Read more