Posts by Smitha Abraham

Why Writing Under a Pen Name Might Be a Good Thing

By on Apr 13, 2017 in Special Features

Do you know what Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Louis de Conte, Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass and Mark Twain have in common? Well, all these pen names were used by the famous author Mark Twain. Writers may have different reasons to use a nom de plume, alias a pen name when they write. The Brontë sisters published under the names Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell 170 years ago,...

Read More

How Much Time Should You Spend Marketing Your Books?

By on Apr 11, 2017 in Sales and Marketing, Self-Publishing Tips

Writers often face this familiar conundrum: How much time should I spend marketing my books? There are no hard and fast rules that you can follow to market your books. The much-sought after book coach and an independent publishing expert Kristen Eckstein recommends spending 50/50 time, which is 50% of your time on writing and 50% on marketing existing or soon-to-be...

Read More

5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Publishing House

By on Apr 10, 2017 in Special Features

Do you aspire to be a writer and want to chart your own path? If yes, then you should opt for self-publishing and go beyond the traditional publishing terrain. If you are interested in traditional publishing, then you need to scout behind publishers with your manuscript in the hope that somebody would publish what you have written. This process is time-consuming. It...

Read More

How to Recruit Staff for Your Book Publishing Business

By on Mar 22, 2017 in Special Features

The publishing landscape is undergoing many changes. Today it is easier to publish a book than before, thanks to the scope of the internet and technology. If you want your book business to flourish though, you will certainly require the help of graphic designers, virtual assistants, website designers and editors. A graphic designer provides writers with book covers,...

Read More

5 Reasons Why You Would Make an Excellent Author

By on Mar 17, 2017 in Special Features

Writing is a fun-filled activity. At the same time you need patience and discipline to continue your writing. If you love anything that is imaginative or if you feel happy to write and if you enjoy carving imaginary characters or intriguing plots, then perhaps you will be an excellent author. Enid Bagnold, British author and playwright, said, “Who wants to become a...

Read More