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The Academic Book of the Future

Academic Book of the Future

Write for You

Nail Your Novel Instant Fix: 100 tips for fascinating characters

Troubleshooting your fictional characters? Inventing a new person for your novel? This on-the-go checklist will help you hit the ground running. More than 100 master tips from an expert editor, fiction ghostwriter and writing coach whose sales exceed 4 million copies.

'Nail Your Novel is like a personal session with a writing mentor.'

What makes a reader fall in love with your book? Whether you write a story-based genre or literary fiction, it's the characters. So how do you create fictional people who'll keep readers hooked? How do you make them plausible, chilling, imperfect, lovable, intriguing, tormented or misunderstood? What if their lives are totally unlike your own? How do you write the opposite sex, historical characters, enigmatic characters who give little away? Villains?

This book is a super-zipped digest of tips for creating irresistible characters, extracted from the tutorials in Writing Characters to Keep Readers Captivated (Nail Your Novel 2). Use them as a handy checklist to create and deepen your fictional people, a guide for self-editing, or a prompt for discussion in your writing group.

Blogging Basics for Authors: 30 Lessons to Help Writers Create Effective Blogs and Blog Content

Most authors blog because they're told they have to--not because they want to. You'd rather be writing, right?

Blogging is writing. And with a little guidance, you can tap into your natural abilities to create a blog with a strong, international readership of lifelong fans that will then buy your books.

As an author, blogging is the easiest way to promote your books. A successful blog has anywhere from 1,000 to 100,000 readers per month, and many bloggers enjoy more readers per day than best-selling authors.

That could be you . . .

Blogging Basics for Authors provides 30 easy lessons to help you become an effective blogger and bring some serious traffic to your author website. Apply one tip per day for a month, and you'll see tremendous results.

Writers write. You are a writer. That means you can blog. And you've got an advantage over the average blogger who has no writing experience.

Kindle Reviews: How to Get More Reviews for Your Kindle Book. (Write Free Book Series)

Book Reviews teaches you how to get more reviews following proven methods used by publishers and successful independent authors. These methods are approved by Amazon (and other book vendors) and don't violate terms of service.

Learn to avoid methods that get your account banned, and how to get some types of negative reviews removed.

How to Work with an Editor: A Guide for (Nervous) Authors

Handing your writing over to an editor can be a terrifying experience.

But it doesn't have to be.

In this book for authors, Jenny McIntyre and Mark Dawson set out the critical benefits of a good editor. With her vast experience editing books from writers at all levels of experience, McIntyre will guide you through the process. Crucially, you will learn how to be a good client for an editor and how you can get the very best out of the experience.

The book is full of practical tips and lessons and includes sample contracts that you can use.

THE BRIGHT BOOK IDEA: The string of book ideas that sell better than anything else (How to Write a Book and Sell It Series 1)

This method of getting book ideas, compared to other methods, is like comparing the fish a single angler catches to what a fishing trawler does.

Don't get poor results with one idea. Easily come up with a string of subjects that will give you far better results.

In particular, you will learn a strategy that I've not seen taught anywhere else. It will give you a long list of ideas that will give you much higher results than just having a mass of books.

When I started becoming successful on Kindle, I knew I had to write more books. Finding book ideas was not easy. I knew it had to be a popular subject and therefore used to spend a lot of time looking at the best-sellers on Amazon.

I also read every book on the subject that I could find. Despite the advice, every time I published a book, the struggle would start again.

Since then, through study, innovation, and testing, I discovered better strategies for selling books. These eventually led me to discovering the ultimate method. In the process, I've also found some brilliant ways to get endless and very profitable book ideas.

Using these methods, you will...

never run out of ideas.

always get a successful subject.

make your ideas better than the competition.

massively increase your chance of a best-seller.

let Amazon tell you lots of popular ideas.

learn what the best ideas are from the experts, easily, quickly, and for free.

find out popular "how to" ideas from a very popular website.

learn the hidden ideas that are extremely popular. You always knew them but just didn't realize it.

get endless ideas from popular products, not just books.

use the ultimate string idea. Very quickly get a long list of book ideas that will earn you far more royalties than just one idea. This is the key to long term success and big results.

Many of the methods and strategies in this book, I've not seen taught anywhere else.

Read and learn these the methods now.

Write Good or Die

Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.

Other contributors include Elizabeth Massie, Harley Jane Kozak, Douglas Clegg, Brandon Massey, Mur Lafferty, Dean Wesley Smith, David J. Montgomery, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Kroese, and Adrienne Jones. Covering art, craft, and business.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Literacy Inc., which promotes reading among teens.

Writers' Yellow Pages: Find professionals to help with your book

Finding the right professional help is a challenge for self-published authors. In this compendium Mark Dawson, an Amazon best-seller, has put together a categorised list of pros who can make your book shine.

Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone

Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter by Nicole L. Rivera addresses each of the seven books of Harry's story as guides to exploring life's deepest truths. Discover wisdom about friendship, courage, loyalty, and love from the Boy-Who-Lived and his magical friends.

Turning Your Blog into a Book: Getting Started

Turn Your Blog into a Book: Getting Started walks content creators like bloggers and vloggers through the first steps they will need to take to turn their content into a book.

Sales Rank Express FAQ: The Official Guide to the Premier Sales Rank Checker, Book Monitor, and Market Research Tool for Authors and Publishers

Sales Rank Express (at is a FREE Amazon sales rank checker, book monitor, and market research tool for authors, publishers, and other book creators and marketers. Let this FAQ be your guide to the full range of its features.

As a sales rank checker, Sales Rank Express is designed for quick, up-to-the-minute checking of Amazon sales rank (or ranking) worldwide. Though it also offers limited tracking -- recording of sales rank history -- it is not basically a sales rank tracker like NovelRank or the Sales Info tab of's Author Central. But Sales Rank Express is extremely efficient for quick checking of multiple books and also shows much more than sales ranks. It is unequalled at providing an up-to-the-second snapshot of the status and standing of both your books and your competitors'. In one handy place and format, it collects the info that would take you much longer to dig up on Amazon itself.

From the main page, you can check on books that match author, publisher, title, and/or ISBN or ASIN. For each book displayed, you can then check all additional versions of that book as linked by Amazon, or check on books that Amazon pairs with it for promotion. Sales Rank Express even helps you correct any errors of Amazon's that you spot!

One of the chief advantages of Sales Rank Express is its international scope. You can just as easily check your books on Amazon in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Germany, India, Japan, or China. And most of the info is yours without knowing any language other than English.

Though simple to use for basic checking, Sales Rank Express has more powerful capabilities than are apparent at first glance. This official guide reveals the secrets you need to become a power user and derive the greatest benefit for you and your books. As a bonus, you'll find solutions for perplexing problems with Amazon listings, as well as insights into Amazon behaviors that may have confounded you.


Aaron Shepard is a foremost proponent of the new business of profitable self publishing, which he has practiced and helped develop since 1998. Besides creating and maintaining Sales Rank Express, he is the author of two seminal series of books for self publishers -- one on publishing with print on demand, the other on Kindle formatting. Unlike most authorities on self publishing, he makes the bulk of his living from his self-published books -- not from consulting, speaking, freelance writing, or selling publishing services.



What is Sales Rank Express?

How do I look up books?

What are S.R.E.'s view options?

What's on the results page?

What does this show me about each book?

What do the buttons do?

Can I start a search from a link or bookmark?

How does Amazon sales rank work?

How can I find out actual sales on Amazon?

What are those sales rank categories?

What are all those book formats I can choose?

Why are there so many listed languages?

What are "pairings," and why should I care?

What exactly are "linked versions"?

What are all those foreign words in the results?

Can this help me with duplicate listings?

Why is my book missing?

Why is my book's sales rank missing?

Why "No Data" instead of "No Rank" for Kindle?

Why are my books in the wrong order?

Why is my book labeled "Adult"?

What if it just doesn't work right?

How do you get all this info?

Do you hold on to my data or track me?

Who is that man behind the curtain?

PocketRead's Pocket Guide - How To Find The Time To Write: For busy people who want to be authors (PocketRead Guides Book 1)

Have you always wanted to write a novel but found there are never enough hours in the day?

Are you a stay-at-home parent struggling to find the time to write or in a job with long hours that leaves little time for anything else?

The problem is, you know you'd be fantastic at writing a novel but when could you possibly fit it in?

This ebook contains everything you need to know to help you find that time to write:-

o By showing you how to rearrange tasks you already do so that none are missed but you still have time to write.

o How to make the most of those pockets of time that you do find.

o What to write when you do find the time and how to go about it in the most efficient way.

o How to plan so that you can progress even if you can only find a few minutes to write.

It lists and explains everything you need to write a best-selling novel so that you can get started with the business of writing it straight away

Learn how to discover the time you didn't think you had by reprioritising and rescheduling - leaving you free to write your novel without adding more stress to your already busy life.

I wrote my first novel while up to my eyeballs in nappies and here are all the tricks I have learned to be able to carve out time for myself to write without impacting on anything else. Stop saying you will write a book someday and make today the day you start!

Pick up your copy now so that you can find more time to write your masterpiece while making sure your family life doesn't suffer.

Don't feel guilty by pursuing your dreams - it's time to feel good about yourself.

Stop wishing to magically find that extra time to write and make it happen for YOU now.

Author Marketing Primer

Writing a book takes a lot of hard work and dedication. And after a book is written, it makes sense to want to get it into readers' hands as soon as possible. However, doing so takes a different set of skills, so before publishing, it's important to have a marketing strategy in place so that your book will stand its best chance for success. Helping you craft this strategy is what this Author Marketing Primer is about.

Marketing a book successfully has a lot to do with answering these questions: Who are my readers? How will they find my book? Will readers want to buy my book once they've discovered it?

The Author Marketing Primer, an intentionally concise resource, was developed to help answer those questions and to provide a starting point for building an effective marketing plan.

Now You're a Publisher: A Guide to Self-Publishing (INscribe Digital INsights Book 1)

Welcome to the world of self-publishing, where choices are abundant. From your book's cover to its marketing strategy, every decision is yours. It's exciting and scary at the same time. But the rewards are great.

In this easy-to-use guide, INscribe Digital outlines best practices to approaching this new chapter in your career. What does it take to create a quality product? And how can you maximize sales? There are millions of books out there. Let INscribe Digital show you how to make your book stand out and be read.


o How to Create a Quality eBook

o Invest in your Conversion

o Maximize your Sales Through Strategic Marketing

o Take Advantage of Pre-Orders

o And much more!

Create Short Reads: As Your Kindle Ebooks (New Author Series Book 4)

This book encourages any writers and possible authors to start their journey as a global Indie Author with Kindle Direct Publishing. Start the process with this introductory guide to the short reads ebooks process. Know that you can join KDP free of charge and complete your entire first ebook totally Free of charge. As well as all your next ebooks If asked about your career, you can state with pride, 'I AM AN AUTHOR!' Click the Button to Borrow or Buy Your copy of this book Today

The Write Nonfiction NOW! Guide to Creativity and Flow (Write Nonfiction NOW! Guides)

Break through writer's block, tap into your creative muse, and get in the flow with tips and tricks from experts in book writing, genius thinking, the psychology of creativity, and high performance. Featuring:

--Hacks to turn on creativity and flow at will

--Ways to block out distraction so you can write

--Tips to help you get unblocked and start writing again

--How to cultivate Flowmentum(TM)

--High-performance writing tips to sustain creativity, flow, and productivity

--Writing rituals to invoke your muse and bolster your creativity

Write Nonfiction NOW! Guides are edited by the founder of NaNonFiWriMo (National Nonfiction Writing Month) and include tips from bestselling authors, seasoned writing coaches, and those who have successfully taken the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge. Each guide teaches a unique aspect of becoming a successful nonfiction author. These guides inform and motivate authors, businesspeople, and even non-writers to use their purpose and passion to create desirable and publishable products.

Write Nonfiction NOW! & Achieve More Inspired Results.

Modern Serial Formats: A Brief Analysis

A brief analysis of the evolution of the serial format and how we've used it in modern times.

The Self-Publishing Handbook

When it comes to self-publishing your book, there are some corners you can cut, and some you can't. The Self-Publishing Handbook is a compact guide to producing an excellent book. With these instructions you will eliminate the fluff and waste of traditional publishers but retain the time-tested processes that produce great books. The traditional publishing industry universally agrees on five steps every published book must undergo to improve quality and profitability. As a self-publisher, you can replicate these five key steps to produce a top-quality book that will compete with its traditionally published counterparts. This manual includes helpful tips for hiring professionals to assist with your book production, as well as insight and common sense rules for the do-it-yourself self-publisher. Armed with this information, you'll be in a position to distinguish worthwhile professional services from scams. You can produce a fantastic book. If you follow these proven strategies, you'll save money, increase your profits, and no one will believe your book is self-published.