The Truth About Creative Writing

THE TRUTH ABOUT CREATIVE WRITING I have spent years trying to figure out how someone could be justifiably awful at creative writing…until I realized that it is not something that can be learned efficiently. It is a talent, not a skill. What is the difference? A talent means you are born with a gift; aContinue reading “The Truth About Creative Writing”

Your Website & Web Presence

SOCIAL MEDIA MASTERY From social media to something as simple as a website or a blog, it is crucial to have more than just the bare basics when you launch your book. In fact, it is almost tantamount to treason if you do not have a website for your book prior to launch, as thisContinue reading “Your Website & Web Presence”

The Kindle Versus Book Debate

THE BIG ROYALTY DEBATE What makes the difference between $2.00 and $0.20? I will say, I have tried to work with Amazon Kindle but over the years, they have changed so much! When I started writing as a self-published author back in 2012, all we had were books that, when published through CreateSpace (of whichContinue reading “The Kindle Versus Book Debate”

Your Book Is A Product, Not Art!

IS YOUR BOOK ART? Nope. It is a product, and you are a businessman/woman. As a Literary Consultant, I have to give a lot of people the bad news: their manuscript is a piece of art but the moment it becomes available to buy, i.e. as print or an eBook, it becomes a product. InContinue reading “Your Book Is A Product, Not Art!”

Don’t Give Up On Writing Just Yet

When I was five, I attended my first guest lecture. Yes, I was a five-year-old guest lecturer at my elementary school, and I blew those mothers out of the water with my epic twists. In fact, they kept inspiring this new event in my honor, seeing the potential of writing on academic performance (little didContinue reading “Don’t Give Up On Writing Just Yet”

5 Steps To Increase A Book Sale

5 STEPS TO INCREASE A BOOK SALE  With over 792 books published daily on Amazon.com, and even more on Kindle, I am often asked how to increase sales. I suffice to say, this is not every writer’s opinion. You will find guides on tactics, mostly those of a guerilla matrix, but I warn you: theseContinue reading “5 Steps To Increase A Book Sale”

The Toyota And Perceived Value

LOOKING LOGICALLY In essence, we must look at this logically. A recent study found that 40% of eBook sales are going to self-published authors. Does this mean that harnessing a company behind your book hurts it or benefits it? I am in-between the debate here, as I use this website (Circle 5 Publishing) as myContinue reading “The Toyota And Perceived Value”

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