Writing – What’s the Difference Between a Novel and a Novella?

If you’re writing a book, you’ve probably wondered what the difference is between a novella and a short story. The main difference between the two is their length, which makes it important to know when to use each type. A novella is longer than a short story, and it will likely be less than 100 … More Writing – What’s the Difference Between a Novel and a Novella?

Reading – Ways to Retain More of Every Book You Read

There are several ways to retain the core ideas from a book, including reading it aloud, rewinding, and spaced repetition. Each of these techniques can help you retain more of every book you read. Read this article to find out how to use each one to its maximum potential. It is easy to forget the … More Reading – Ways to Retain More of Every Book You Read

Writing – The Average Romance Novel Word Length

While a romance novel has 50,000 – 90,000 words, it is possible to write a longer book that still fits within the genre’s word limit. Some sub-genres are longer, like historical or epic romances, and there are even shorter sub-genres that have a high word count. Regardless of genre, however, the length of a book … More Writing – The Average Romance Novel Word Length

Writing – How to Design a Book to Be More Readable

Regardless of what genre you are writing, the basics of design are the same: good use of white space. Creating ample white space will keep the eye flowing through the book and will make it look more organized. You should also leave enough space around the margins of your pages for gutters and trimming. These … More Writing – How to Design a Book to Be More Readable

Writing – How to Omit Unnecessary Words When Writing an Ebook

How to Write an Ebook in the Active Voice has to be one of the most difficult ebook writing tips you’ll ever get. There’s a reason why most writers who write eBooks are invariably advised to “write what you know.”  The reasons for “write what you know” advice are: Familiarity adds the efficiency and concise … More Writing – How to Omit Unnecessary Words When Writing an Ebook

Sequestered with something new

Soren, my daughter’s cat, has been sequestered so long in Canada as a result of COVID-19 that he has picked up an interest in gardening and reading about all things gardening. Today he was ecstatic to receive some new reading material, a gardening book on growing Zucchini and Summer Squash.

Making Yogurt in the Kitchen: A Home Cook’s Guide

Book Description Making Yogurt in the Kitchen is a home cook’s how-to guide for making, using, and caring for yogurt at home. This is an essential self-sufficiency guide for homemade yogurt in its various types and forms, including Greek yogurt, Australian yogurt, Villi yogurt, Kefir yogurt, Ayran yogurt, Yakult yogurt, and Icelandic Skyr yogurt. Purchase … More Making Yogurt in the Kitchen: A Home Cook’s Guide

Growing Oregano: A Home Gardener’s Guide

Whose is this book for? Growing Oregano: A Home Gardener’s Guide is intended as a home gardener’s and homemaker’s handbook for growing the Oregano herb indoor and or outdoors. What This Book Covers? Growing Oregano: A Home Gardener’s Guide, covers everything from which cultivar to choose, to how to get the most from your herb … More Growing Oregano: A Home Gardener’s Guide

The Importance Of A Table Of Contents In A Nonfiction Book

There’s nothing more frustrating than scrolling through 100 pages of a book looking for something specific when there is no table of contents (TOC). While most authors treat it as an afterthought, it’s an important part of the package. A table of content displays the big ideas in a non-fictional book and where to find … More The Importance Of A Table Of Contents In A Nonfiction Book

Writing – Amazon Short Reads: How Many Words Equal A Page?

Kindle Short stories are increasingly becoming popular on Amazon. These are stories that range from about 1 to 100 Kindle pages. They can be read in about 15 minutes to 2 hours or more. If you are publishing, you must be wondering how many words exactly are needed to get 10 pages for instance. You … More Writing – Amazon Short Reads: How Many Words Equal A Page?

Should you have your own writer or book website?

Every author, published or unpublished, needs a platform to reach their target audience. An author website is one among the many platforms available today. If you’re looking to pursue a professional, long-time career in writing it’s important, you start building your own space. Your website is the online home and hub for everything you do … More Should you have your own writer or book website?

Writing – Should eBook Authors Use Digital Rights Management (DRM)?

What is DRM? Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a term that refers to a set of control technology approaches that restrict unauthorized access and use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works in digital media. While the applications are endless, the DRM controls are more popular with eBook writers and independent publishers, as they try preventing … More Writing – Should eBook Authors Use Digital Rights Management (DRM)?

Writing – The Marketing Value of a Good Book Cover

An author may invest all the time, effort, and fortune in writing, editing, and publishing a book, but leaves very little for the cover design forgetting that the cover is the reader’s first impression of the book. For well-known authors, their books may sell themselves since the author has over time established trust in his … More Writing – The Marketing Value of a Good Book Cover

The Parts of an eBook

Over the years, I have learned more about eBook structure and components of an eBook. When it comes to the parts of an eBook, you need to do a little research on what readers expect from a standard eBook and how to attract the right people. For both fiction and non-fiction books, every chapter has … More The Parts of an eBook

Reading – The Benefits and Advantages of eBooks

An ebook is a book in electronic format. It is downloaded to a computer, PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or any other kind of reading device, and is read on the screen. It can have numbered pages, table of contents, pictures, and graphics, exactly like a printed book. E-books offer many benefits and advantages, and … More Reading – The Benefits and Advantages of eBooks

Reading – Advantages Of An Old Fashioned Book

There are many benefits to owning a printed book. It is cheaper than an e-book, is more tactile, and easier to read. For those with dyslexia, printed books can be especially helpful. In addition, they’re a much better gift idea. Read on to learn more about these benefits of printed books. You can purchase a … More Reading – Advantages Of An Old Fashioned Book