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Hello. My Name is Kira Morgana and I’m a Writing Fanatic. I’ve been writing things down for sixteen years now and there doesn’t seem to be any kind of cure or...

If you’re looking to submit to a publisher, you’ll want to know the five most common mistakes authors make when submitting and our tips on how to avoid them. We’ve got...

What’s in a name? Unless an author writes science fiction set on another planet, or fantasy in a fantasy world, he has to set his story in places and countries on...

effective marketing

It makes no difference what the style of marketing is or what the vehicle is. Effective marketing must include some key ingredients or it’s a waste of time and money. First, what...

When we stayed for a week in a cottage in a secluded cove last year, I was glad to discover there was no reception for mobile phones, nor was there a...

As some of you know, I have views on the ”Free / 99p book and Ebook!” promotion thing. My views are that it creates the expectation in readers that something you...

A baby has been born and the parents cannot decide upon a name. Neither can the author. Choosing a name for a new baby is often difficult and the considerations to...

Ever read a book that just made you stop and re-read a section a few times trying to figure out what on earth they meant? Or one that had such complex...

Four Tips from an Editor There are several things you can do before you submit your manuscript to your chosen editor that will make life a whole lot easier for everyone....

Diary of a Kindle Self Publisher When I received a Kindle for my birthday I vowed not to download hundreds of free books by dead authors; we have a house full...

There are a few components that go into making a good book. First is making sure you’ve got a great, well established story that you LOVE. Second is a professional book...

Contributed by David Dunham This is the first blog post from BookGrabbr. I am one of the founders and CEO, and have worked over 40 years in book publishing. This first...