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How do you quote correctly and avoid copyright infringement? There are a few rules you should know. We also look at the legally correct use of photos and illustrations, which are referred to as image citations in case law. Here's how to stay out of legal trouble.
Passing on knowledge and distinguishing yourself as an expert - these are important goals of a non-fiction book, guidebook or reference book. If you want to write a non-fiction book, your name stands for expertise. But how do you conceptualize and structure a nonfiction book, find the right writing style, and develop a compelling cover? And how can you successfully market your expertise as an expert in your field?
Your own book is available in the bookstore around the corner or even at a large chain store - this is not only a dream come true, but also increases the sales opportunities enormously. However, many self-publishing services do not allow you to achieve this goal. How does your book get a chance to be included in booksellers' assortments?
Whether you want to publish your book via tredition or Amazon KDP depends on your needs and wishes. What are the differences between the two self-publishing providers and which one suits you and your book best? Find out in this article.
The blurb only has a few lines. After you've written a novel with hundreds of pages, that shouldn't be too hard, right? But be careful: you shouldn't underestimate the blurb for your book. After the cover, it's the first thing your readers will see before they decide to buy your book - or not.
The book cover is your book's calling card, centerpiece, and flagship. The book cover makes the reader linger on the book or not, it inspires or deters, it fascinates or bores. A few seconds decide whether a reader will take a closer look at your book. We show you how to generate this attention.
You can probably think of ten characteristics of the main character of your novel - whether it's their appearance, their character or the circumstances in which they grew up. Believable, lively characters are essential for a good story. But how do you keep track of all the traits and characteristics? A character sheet can help you with that.
Anyone who likes to read has found the ending of a story unsuccessful. Boring. Or illogical. Or too open-ended. Why not make up your own ending? Fanfiction was born out of such thoughts. Lovers of a story just keep telling it. But is it okay to do that? And where can you publish it?
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?
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.
You might think writing a children's book is easy. But little readers and listeners are often more demanding than adults. You shouldn't underestimate that if you want to become a children's book author. Not only does descriptive writing matter, but there are also important basics to consider in language, word choice, and scope. Which topics are particularly appealing to children and how can you illustrate your children's book?
A large proportion of internet users are on social networks - including your readers. That's why you shouldn't neglect your marketing on social media channels. But how can you use Facebook for authors? Which measure is best suited depends on what and for whom you write.