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should title be original

Should your title be original?

At some point every author faces a problem: what title to choose for my book? Should it be long or short? Should it describe or surprise? And eventually: Should the title be original? This last questions turns out to be frequently asked. Some of the

how to make your book stand out in a crowd

How to make your book stand out in a crowd?

Many self-publishing authors ask me that question. If 90% of Americans want to publish their own book, what are your chances to get noticed? How to make your book stand out in a crowd? You need something that catches the eye of your potential reader,

KDP Paperback vs. CreateSpace

KDP Paperback vs. CreateSpace

KDP Paperback vs. CreateSpace Some of you may seem confused, where to publish the print version of your book: through KDP Paperback vs. CreateSpace. Here are a few things you should know. What is it? KDP Paperback is something new and it’s still in beta

What to read

What to read in June?

Read, read, read. If you ran out of ideas, here are a few suggestions what to read. 1. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts It’s an interesting book based on the true story. The author comes from Australia and after escaping from prison, he manager to


Adventures with editors

A great opportunity Lately I was asked to write an article for the ‘Travel’ section of one of the best fashion magazines in Poland. I was so happy! I felt like Carrie Bradshaw!  Of course, I put all my heart into it. I didn’t expect

how to prepare your book for kindle

How to prepare your book for Kindle?

Most self-publishing authors use Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing as a place where to publish their books. It has many advantages, because it’s one of the most used platforms for buying ebooks thanks to the Kindle Paperback. How to prepare your book for kindle? It’s very easy.

which mistakes not to make

Which mistakes not to make?

You may be wondering which mistakes not to make as a self-publishing author. Here is a list of things that you shouldn’t do. 1. Don’t forget about details You probably noticed yourself some mistakes in the movies when during one scene the main character is

low budget promotion

Low budget promotion

We all know that self-publishing authors usually struggle with book promotion: they are unexperienced and often can’t afford paid campaigns or professional services. Here is a list of ideas for a low budget promotion. As you don’t have much money, you will need to spend

what to read

What to read in May?

  As a writer you should read a lot to learn and get inspired, but not every book is worth reading. That’s why every month I’ll suggest you a few books that can improve your writing skills, inspire you and help you achieve success. Oh,

add yourself as an author on goodreads

How to add yourself as an AUTHOR on Goodreads?

Goodreads is the world’s largest social network for readers. It allows you to look for books, rate them, share them with your friends and connect with some of the authors. You, as an author, can use the Goodreads Author Program to promote your book and engage