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Here’s a selection of helpful posts we’ve written for our author audience.

eBook Piracy – How to Respond If Someone Steals Your eBook Online

Sunday, 16 February 2020, was the day that I became a real author. I have been a writer for over…

Eight Default Amazon Security Settings You Can Change for More Privacy

So as you may know, my mother is on my Amazon account. (There is a point to this anecdote, trust…

Ten Tips for Authors Going to Their First Book Fair (updated)

Book fairs and other local events can be a great way for authors to connect with readers and make new…

Introducing “Author Website in a Box” (beta)

For the past couple weeks I have been working on a new project, and I think it's gotten to the…

Fourteen Amazing Google Docs Hacks to Make Writing Your Next Novel Easier

Google Docs is a popular word-processing tool that lets you access your documents and files from any internet-connected device. I…

How to Sell eBooks at Cons and Book Festivals

Initially published in April 2019, this is a periodically updated reference post on how authors can sell ebooks at in-person…

A Dozen Tools for Managing Your Kindle Notes and Highlights

Amazon's Kindle is a great reading platform with a number of useful annotation features, but sometimes it's not enough. I recently…

33 Ornament, Dingbat, and Other Decorative Fonts You Can Use (Legally and For Free) in Your Next eBook

Fonts are cool, and they are probably the biggest reason that this blogger envies authors. Authors are free to embed…

How to Set Up and Edit Your Amazon.com Author Profile

KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) is widely seen as a self-publishing portal. This is funny both because publishers use it to…

Google Site Kit Will Make It Easier to Integrate Google’s Services Into WordPress Sites

Between its SEO, traffic analysis, and performance optimization tools (Search Console, Analytics, and PageSpeed Insights, respectively), Google supplies a number…

What’s the Best Option for Rescuing Your Content From Tumblr?

Tumblr's announcement this week that all adult content will be deleted on 17 December has many users running for the…

Are Email Verification/Validation Services Worth the Cost?

If you hang around where business people (this includes authors) talk about marketing, the topic of mailing lists will come…

Here’s What You Can Do with That Old Blog After Launching a New Website

If you write online for years on end there will come a point where you will end up with multiple…

Amazon Launches a New Reports Site for Authors – KDP Reports

Word is circulating through KBoards and Facebook today that Amazon is testing a new site where authors can track their…

Guest Post: The Key to an Effective Social Media Strategy for Writers

Whether you’re a writer of nonfiction — blogs, articles, technical and nonfiction writing — or an author of books and…