Copyright for authors - How to avoid trouble with your book publication
"All rights remain with the author" is a frequently propagated promise. This is completely superfluous, at least when it comes to copyright. No one can take that away from you if you have captured your own ideas in a text. You are and will always remain the author. But it is not quite that simple....
How to diversify your Amazon author page
You've published your book and it's already available in stores? Don't forget to take care of your author page on Amazon, too. This "signboard" can draw readers to your other books when they browse.
E-Book Formats - Choose the right one for your book
Nowadays, not all books are printed on paper. Most of them are also available as e-books. But here too, as with haptic titles, there are different e-book formats. Although they do not differ in size, design and layout, compatibility with the e-book reader plays a role here. A look at the e-book market shows that book authors significantly increase their sales opportunities if they publish not exclusively in e-books but also in print.
How do I organize an author reading? - Tips for a successful event
Despite the lull in the book market, the number of visitors to author readings is developing positively: according to Statista, in 2015 there were around 10.53 million people in the German-speaking population aged 14 and over who were interested in attending readings. So a reading can be a chance for you to get to know your audience and market your book.
Starting a publishing company - How to become a successful book publisher
A publishing house can be founded quickly and without major formal hurdles - but in order to run it successfully, there are economic, professional and legal aspects to consider. As a small publisher, you operate within an industry dominated by large publishing houses. What do you have to pay attention to when you want to found a publishing house?
Künstlersozialkasse for authors - How to protect yourself properly
The Künstlersozialkasse protects authors in old age and in case of illness. It is an important social pillar for artists and authors. We show you what you have to do so that the "KSK" also helps you.
Books and genres - how to use them as writing guides
Every book has its genre - it wouldn't be one without it. Why is that? Books are, after all, products of thought. And thinking means breaking new ground. Isn't the genre of books like a well-trodden path?
No, rather important route information. A via ferrata is not a highway, a romance novel not a book of advice. That's why the genre is indispensable for books as a means of orientation. In marketing, but also in the writing process. In this article, you'll learn what book genres are, which ones exist, and how you can use them in your writing.
Designing an author's homepage in compliance with data protection laws - don't give warnings a chance
Many people underestimate the importance of a legally secure presence on the Internet. The reason for this is on the one hand ignorance and on the other hand the assumption that legal components are less important for "a small site". We have compiled the most important pitfalls in relation to your author homepage for you.
How to write a press release about your book
In addition to marketing measures on social media platforms, the classic book recommendation in the press is also an important tool to make you and your book better known. To reach journalists, you need a press release. But how do you actually write something like that and to whom?
How to use LovelyBooks successfully as an author
LovelyBooks is aimed at readers who not only want to read, but also talk about the books. In addition to reviews, it is especially about the exchange with friends and reading acquaintances and also the contact directly with the author. But what options are there to become active as an author on the platform?
ISBN - Indispensable for the sale of your book in bookstores
If you browse through your favorite bookstore, you'll notice that all the books there have an ISBN. But what can you read from this number and what is it good for?
As an author at the book fair - the guide to a successful appearance
The book fairs in Leipzig and Frankfurt mark the highlights in the calendar of the book and media industry. For authors, they are ideal for direct exchange with readers. How could you organise your visit to the fair and is a fair suitable for your marketing? And under what circumstances should you forgo a trade fair appearance?