Seven great writing and book related articles to discover


First up let’s hear from two successful indie authors – Joanna Penn, and LJ Ross.

Joanna Penn shares a guest post by Jim Elkin on using the ‘Hedgehog Concept’ to find ideas for your books:

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/01/14/how-to-choose-a-book-idea/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheCreativePenn+%28The+Creative+Penn%29

Now be inspired by LJ Ross, a self-published author living in Northumberland, where I lived for a few years too:

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/self-published-author-northumberland-sees-12439148

On the theme of writing, here’s advice on how to get more writing done this year:

https://writingcooperative.com/how-to-become-a-prolific-writer-ba23683675ba#.f60w58784

Author platform is all-important, so take advantage of the New Year, always a time for good resolutions and getting organised, to take stock of your online presence:

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2017/reboot-your-online-presence-year/

Encouraging news now. Americans are reading more so there’s an even bigger audience for your books!

http://www.gallup.com/poll/201644/rumors-demise-books-greatly-exaggerated.aspx/

Here’s what sold best on Smashwords in November 2016. All romance, you’ll notice:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/pw-select/article/72459-smashwords-self-published-bestseller-list-november-2016.html

Finally, some observations from this blog on The Book Depository’s top 100 sellers for 2016.

I hope you'll find these articles interesting and inspiring.

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