Q: How are third-party bookstores selling my book on Amazon?


Q: I have a question.  I looked at my book on Amazon this morning.  There are other companies selling my book at lower/higher prices than Amazon.  How do they get to sell it and how do I get paid for their sales of my book? A: This is a common question and it helps to […]

The Fiverr Project – from concept to sale in 48 hours

Fiverr Project

Several months ago a client sent a link to a video regarding writing and illustrating children’s books. It contained (in over 80 minutes) a massive amount of information, much of which I already knew and some I didn’t agree with. But what caught my attention was the claim that in 48 hours you could not […]

Creating a Fixed Layout Childrens Book – Standard vs Fixed Layout

Sample 2-page fixed layout

So you’ve written a children’s book and want to format it for the digital market. First, you’ll need to understand the difference between a fixed layout and a “regular” or standard ebook layout. Standard Layout A standard ebook (EPUB) uses real-time flowable text that can be read on any eReader. Kindle ebooks (MOBI) can be […]


Write Brain Left Brain by Deborah Riley-Magnus

As an Author Success Coach, I work with and daily chat online with hundreds of authors. Bar none, the most volatile topic is author marketing. We all have to do it no matter how we’re published. The problem isn’t marketing. It isn’t buyer hostility. It isn’t an inability to understand the techniques. The problem is […]

How to Obtain and Register your ISBN Number


Since 1970, the ISBN number has been an “internationally recognized book identification system.” Since some books have similar titles, the ISBN number helps keep track of every edition of every book that has been published. Yet the ISBN also tracks inventory control, sales and order processing. If you plan to only sell e-books, you may […]

Can You Trademark Your Book Title?


Your Book title could be the most important aspect to your book. So, before signing a book contract, ask if your work has the potential for commercial benefit. Remember, it is you and NOT your publisher who should retain the trademark licensing rights to the title of your work.