My Life as a Writer

Mark Woods is an aspiring author and a full-time Chef just starting on his writing career. He has several short stories published or forthcoming and is working on his first full length novel. You can connect with him on his Facebook Author Page, follow his Blog and check out all his collected fiction on his Amazon page. My name is Mark […]

Review: How to Write and Publish Non-Fiction by Fiona Shoop

A review of How to Write and Publish Non-Fiction by Fiona Shoop, kindly written by Anne Coates. Anne Coates is an editor and author who has published seven non-fiction books including Applying to University 2014 (Need-2-Know), Parenting Without Tears Guide to Living with Teenagers and Parenting Without Tears Guide to Loving Discipline (both Endeavour Press) […]

Amazon URL’s

A very short blog post for today, but I thought it an important one to get across to you. Have you noticed the URL on Amazon when you click on a book? I work with many authors, maybe that’s obvious… 🙂 One thing most of them all have in common is they always send me […]

Review Advice from Bookbag

At www.thebookbag.co.uk, we have been reviewing books for the best part of a decade. Our site contains almost 9,000 reviews and we still get a little frisson of anticipation every time we begin reading something new. And we still read reviews by others with great enthusiasm, looking for something new and interesting. Readers are like […]

Review: Inside Stories by Trish Nicholson

A review of Inside Stories by Trish Nicholson, kindly written for Writer’s Block Author Services by Anne Coates. Anne Coates is an editor and author who has published seven non-fiction books and two collections of short stories. She is currently working on a crime novel. This is without doubt one of the best books I have […]

Hyperlinked Footnotes

If you’re publishing your eBook through Smashwords then you cannot use the inbuilt footnotes in Microsoft Word. As far as I’m aware Amazon will convert these, but Smashwords will flatly refuse. I managed to get round this by coming up with a way of keeping your footnotes, but format them slightly differently. It’s fiddly, so […]

Processes Prior to Publication!

When you have finished writing your book it goes through a few processes to ensure it’s ready for publication.  You proofread and edit it Professional proofreading and editing Cover design Formatting It may not be in this order, but these are the main stages of publishing a book to ensure that it’s as good as […]

Guest Article Opportunity

Are you an author, a writer, a blogger or a publisher? Would you like to write guest articles for this website? I am looking for some individuals willing to send me guest articles on a regular basis on the following topics: eBook formatting Self publishing Books Authors The eBook industry Here are the terms and […]

Reviewers Wanted: Freedom from Bosses Forever

Are you interested in reading and reviewing eBooks? I have just started working with some authors, to help them find genuine reviews for their newly published eBooks. I would like to introduce you to Tony Robinson OBE who has just published an updated version of his book Stripping for Freedom, now called Freedom from Bosses […]

Authors Beware: Amazon Could Remove Your Book!!

When someone posts a review on Amazon it goes through a review process, personally I have never had any reviews rejected by their moderation, or removed following publication, but it seems others have! In particular there was an article published on the Forbes website entitled Amazon Tackles Review Problem, Deletes Wrong Reviews. This article was published in […]