6 Things To Remember For Author Goal-Setting

Don’t Forget These 6 Things in Your Author Goal-Setting and Planning

By Sarah Kuiken At the beginning of each year, Kevin Tumlinson and Mark Leslie Lefevbre set down their writerly goals for the year. It’s an effective process if you take your author career seriously, because you’re setting down specific goals that you hope to achieve....
6 Things To Remember For Author Goal-Setting

Don’t Forget These 6 Things in Your Author Goal-Setting and Planning

By Sarah Kuiken At the beginning of each year, Kevin Tumlinson and Mark Leslie Lefevbre set down their writerly goals for the year. It’s an effective process if you take your author career seriously, because you’re setting down specific goals that you hope to achieve....
3 FREE Marketing Strategies for Indie Authors

3 Free Marketing Strategies for Indie Authors

When it comes to marketing your work, there’s no shortage of ways to spend money. There are entire books and online courses about how to use Facebook and Amazon ads, and that’s not even touching all the industry-specific places you can get a paid mention. It’s a...
6 Things To Remember For Author Goal-Setting

Don’t Forget These 6 Things in Your Author Goal-Setting and Planning

By Sarah Kuiken At the beginning of each year, Kevin Tumlinson and Mark Leslie Lefevbre set down their writerly goals for the year. It’s an effective process if you take your author career seriously, because you’re setting down specific goals that you hope to achieve....
From Zero to Author

From Zero to Indie Author: The Self-Publishing Blog Series (Prequel)

If you’ve been reading or listening to the excellent content coming out of D2D’s Self-Publishing Insiders podcast, you might find yourself thinking, “That all sounds like great advice. But what if I’ve never written anything? What if I have no books to promote yet,...
We’re reaching even MORE libraries with BorrowBox!

Now you can reach even MORE libraries with D2D & BorrowBox!

We love libraries—they’re often the first place where readers discover and connect with books and authors! And so it has always been important to us to do all we can to increase the reach of our authors into libraries worldwide. That’s why we are pleased to announce...
Time Management Tips for Authors: How to Write More in Less Time

Time Management Tips for Authors: How to Write More in Less Time

There never seems to be quite enough time in the day, does there? For years, we tell other people (and ourselves) that we “don’t have enough time to write,” though we somehow seem to find the time to watch full seasons of Game of Thrones. (Funny how that works.) ...

3 Simple Ways to Start Your Writing Career Today

Many of us dream of being successful writers: the Instagram-worthy photos of the desk where we release our creative genius, the legions of adoring fans, the critical acclaim … There’s just one problem. The process of actually writing can feel scary as hell. With all...

“Am I a REAL author?”

If you’ve followed D2D online, tuning in to our livestreams and podcasts, you’ve heard me mention my co-worker, Elyssa. She’s brilliant, and I honestly don’t know how we’d get anything done around this place without her. Today happens to be her birthday (happy...

Ways to make money with Draft2Digital (Even if you don’t write books)

Let’s face a harsh fact: When it comes to making money, there are a lot easier ways to do it than writing and publishing. Stroke for stroke, books usually bring a poor return on investment (ROI), once you factor in the time it takes to research and write, the cost and...
Self Publishing Insiders - Tips from D2D Support

Insider Tips from D2D Support // Self Publishing Insiders // EP047

Episode Summary We work pretty hard to make Draft2Digital the easiest part of your author experience, but sometimes there are just questions we couldn’t anticipate. That’s why we’ve built the best author support team there is! In this episode of SPI, you’ll hear from...
Self Publishing Insiders Ep 46 - Author Goal Setting & Planning

Author Goal Setting and Planning // Self Publishing Insiders // EP046

Episode Summary Goals—the secret sauce of success for every endeavor of your life. And the author life is no different! Writers need to know how to set goals and how to measure their success (or, sure, sometimes failure) in meeting objectives and getting things done....
Author Bill Bernhardt on the Self Publishing Insiders Podcast, with Draft2Digital

Writing for Writers and Readers with William Bernhardt// Self Publishing Insiders // EP045

Episode Summary Writing fiction is work. Helping authors is work. Doing both—that’s a life’s work. In this episode of SPI we dive into the red-sneakered world of novelist and author-shaper William Bernhardt. [simplecast-embed...
The Many Worlds of ML Buchman - Podcast Showcard

The Many Worlds of M.L. Buchman // Self Publishing Insiders // EP044

Episode Summary Shifting gears as an established author can take a lot of work. It’s basically reinventing yourself, while trying to hold on to the audience you’ve built. How does an author start fresh without starting over? [simplecast-embed...

The Author Industry Inside and Out // Self Publishing Insiders // EP043

Episode Summary When it comes to learning more about being a success in the self-publishing world, you’ll always get the best advice from an insider. And who better to turn to than two guys who aren’t just working for authors, they’re authors themselves! Successful...

The Alliance of Independent Authors with Orna Ross // EP042

Episode Summary When you’re a self-published indie author, there’s allies and then there’s ALLi—the Alliance of Independent Authors. It’s organization built for supporting the author community with resources, representation, and advocacy. Orna Ross discusses all the...
Author Timothy Cerepaka

Writing Cross-Genre with Timothy Cerepaka // Self Publishing Insiders // EP041

Writing cross-genre can be tricky. It means cultivating more than one audience, and not only writing for that audience but marketing specifically to them. Keeping all those plates spinning can be a chore, but Timothy Cerepaka has worked out a process that might help.

Building an Author Career with Christian A. Brown // Self Publishing Insiders // EP040

There are a lot of paths for starting a writing career, and no single path is the “right one” or the “wrong one.” When fantasy author Christian A. Brown started his own writing journey, he learned how to navigate the waters of writing, editing, and marketing.

Getting Law Enforcement right in your writing, with Patrick O’Donnell // Self Publishing Insiders // EP039

Cops, FBI, crime scenes—these have been popular subjects of fiction since the beginning. But getting the details right about law enforcement has become ever more essential.

Balancing the busy author life with Michael LaRonn // Self Publishing Insiders // EP038

You may be a busy author, but you are not a Michael-LaRonn-busy author. There’s rarely anyone with more irons in the fire and more plates spinning. And in this interview, Michael talks about writing from anywhere and keeping the gears oiled and the wheels spinning on a busy author career.

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