The Amazon Buy Button. It isn’t something we really think about, whether as a customer or as a seller (author / publisher). On May 9, 2017, Amazon rolled out a new policy regarding the way in which it promotes listings in the Amazon Buy Button on a book’s homepage. This can severely hurt publishers and […]
People in their fifties and older are looking for literature with protagonist that they can relate to. They are looking to move on from books with young protagonists and instead are in search of a story that reflects their current emotional journey. This has sparked a new category of literature called ‘Boomer Literature’. Although Boomer […]
What are adult coloring books and why are they making the bestsellers list? Adult coloring books are collections of coloring pages specifically geared toward over-worked and over-stressed adults. After so many years of thinking of coloring as only marketable towards children, people are realizing that not only does coloring benefit everyone, but that everyone loves […]
Unruly Guides loves authors. And we thought what better way to show our appreciation and YOUR talent than to have a Picture Prompt. As many writers know there are times, when you sit down to write your best-selling novel, and nothing happens… your mind is a blank. Writing prompts are a great way to keep […]
I love it when my IBPA magazine arrives. I know that it will have at least one thing that will help my business grow stronger. The January 2015 magazine was no exception. When I read “Assessing the Outlook for Bookstores” by Linda Carlson, it confirmed what I already knew. I wasn’t alone in my love […]
It’s November and that means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). If you are like me, this free source (donations recommended) is a wonderful challenge to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1-30. I have written two YA novels through this event and plan to get a good chunk of my third done. Smashwords, in […]
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