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Author: Helen Scheuerer

Explaining Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) For Beginner Authors

If you’re considering becoming an indie author, there’s no doubt that you’ll need to become familiar with Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). This article is all about learning the basics of KDP, one of the biggest indie publishing platforms in

5 Amazing Benefits of Writing A Fantasy Series

Writing a single novel is a huge undertaking, so you can probably imagine the mammoth task that writing a series is… However, if you’re considering writing a fantasy series, and are willing to put the work in, then this article

How To Edit Your Novel: The Ultimate Crash Course

‘How To Edit Your Novel’ is a guide designed for writers who have completed a long-form work of fiction and want to edit, polish and perfect it as much as possible. It’s all about providing you with the information, tools

11 Habits of a Six-Figure Income Indie Author

11 Habits of a Six-Figure Income Indie Author

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been told that authors don’t make any money. That a degree in creative writing was a fast-track to unemployment, and that I could never expect to earn a liveable income from books.

15 Random Lessons I Learnt Publishing My First Indie Book

15 Random Lessons I Learnt Publishing My First Indie Book

Having recently published my first indie book to bestseller status, I’ve realised that there are some lessons best learnt in theory and others in practice. From market research and the ideal publication schedule, to fielding financial questions and overcoming anxiety,

Ultimate Guide: How To Price Your Self-Published Ebook

Ultimate Guide: How To Price Your Self-Published Ebook

Before you hit the ‘publish’ button on your novel, there’s one massive factor you need to consider: how to price your self-published ebook. Let’s assume that you’re relatively new to indie publishing – you might have published one or two

Ultimate Guide: Structural Editing For Your Novel

If you’re an author who has finished a manuscript, chances are, you may have seen the term ‘structural edit’ floating around. Perhaps you’ve even been told to have an editor look over your book for ‘structural’ issues. In this extensive

On Writing And Editing Sex Scenes In Fiction

Since getting stuck into the structural edit of my novel, I’ve been doing a lot of reading about sex scenes in fiction. When should they be included? What makes them work? What makes them fail spectacularly? What warrants a ‘Literary

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The Plight of the Modern Author: Publishing, Social Media and Risks

Founding Editor Helen Scheuerer examines the challenges modern authors face when it comes to books and publication.

Everything You Need To Plan Your Novel

Everything You Need to Know About Planning Your Novel

We provide an in-depth guide on how to plan every aspect of your novel...