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How to Write a Great Book Subtitle [With Examples]

Sometimes, a book title alone isn’t enough to capture readers’ attention. Enters the book…

How to Turn a Podcast into a Book and a Book into a Podcast

Is podcast publishing a thing? It may sound counterintuitive, but if you want to…

Is Self-publishing Worth It?

For years, publishing could only be done traditionally, leaving an ever-shrinking space for the…

How to Manage Book Translation Rights and Reach New Markets

Authors want to reach international markets. Maybe even acquire the international bestselling author status.

12 Book Blurb Examples to Get You Inspired

As an author, you know the importance of a captivating first line. But what…

Top 6 AI Audiobook Generators Reviewed

The days of robotic, synthesized voices that made text-to-speech technology clunky are behind us.

Posts, Poems, and Prose: Influencers Transitioning from Social Media to the Literary World

You’ve seen them on YouTube, Instagram, or any other platform that connects you no…

Reignite Reader Interest: How to Relaunch a Book

Launching a book is a thrilling experience, but what happens when the initial buzz…

How to Use BISAC Codes to Increase Your Book's Visibility on Amazon

Metadata in publishing is the information about a book: it includes the author, title,…

Writers’ Resources: Unlock Your Creativity and Write with Confidence 

Setting out to write a novel may seem difficult even for experienced authors, but…

Creating a Pen Name: Why Writing Under a Pen Name Works

Many authors choose to write under a pen name, seeking a level of anonymity…

27 Top Romance Publishers to Look Out For in 2024

Book publishers know that when love is in the air, there is no off…

How to Choose Amazon's KDP Categories: Two Options

If you're a self-published author aiming to maximize visibility and sales on Amazon, you…

Book Blurbs: 8 Tips on How to Write a Blurb for a Book

Book design matters, so it’s no wonder that authors and publishers take a lot…

Guide to Ebook Metadata: How to Manage Book Details to Increase Book Sales

There is much talk about book metadata, given its importance to authors and publishers…

How Bonus Content Can Up Your Book Marketing Strategy

Bonus content is an author's gift to readers who opt-in to their email list…

How to Copyright a Book Before Publishing

Do I need to copyright my book? This is something many authors ask themselves.

Copyright Protection In the Age of AI

With the launch of large language models such as GPT-4 and other generative AI…

How to Use AI to Write a Book. Overcome Writer’s Block with AI Assistance

Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a revolutionary tool in our daily lives, especially…

14 Best Audiobook Subscription Services [Options for Readers, Authors & Publishers]

Audiobook memberships are a great tool for avid listeners. This is a great opportunity…

AI Writing Software. How to Use AI Content Generation to Enhance the Writing Process

Artificial intelligence writing software is rapidly becoming a game-changer in content creation. AI writing…

15 Best Ebook Subscription Services [Options for Readers, Authors & Publishers]

With reading subscription book services, you can have vast libraries at your fingertips. This…

Book Promo Stacking [& How to Ace It]

Promo stacking in publishing boosts authors’ visibility and sales. Promo stacking used to involve…

Guide to Building Strong Author-Publisher Relationships

The relationship between authors and publishers is a cornerstone of success. How can publishers…

2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award: Winners Announced at Bologna Children’s Book Fair

On April 8, during the 61st annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the International Board…

Kobo & Kobo Plus: Key Players in Wide Publishing

Wide publishing offers authors the opportunity to maximize their revenue and visibility by distributing…

How to Create an Author Media Kit [Includes Author Media Kit Examples]

The author media kit is a comprehensive package that provides all the necessary information…

OCLC Acquires cloudLibrary

OCLC, a global library cooperative, announced on April 2 its acquisition of cloudLibrary, a…

Baker & Taylor Publishing: Reach the Widest Network of Libraries

Baker & Taylor is a premium book distributor, managing over 1.5 million titles for…

Beyond Tulips and Canals: Navigating the Waters of Book Distribution in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has a vibrant and diverse literary scene, making it an attractive destination…

From Solitude to Solidarity: The Impact of Writing Communities on Young Writers

Despite writing often being a solitary act, the value of immersing oneself in a…

How to Get Noticed as a Writer—Before and After Getting Published

With millions of books published each year, including approximately 3 million self-published works, standing…

33 Nonfiction Publishers to Know in 2024

Listed below is a curated selection of nonfiction publishers, ranging from well-known book publishers…

Sparking Book Talk: Finding a Book Club to Promote Your Books

Being the subject of discussion in a book club is an accomplishment for authors.

Crafting Your Voice: A Step-by-Step Guide to Zine Publishing

Zine culture has experienced a renaissance, with creators around the globe embracing the art…

Expanding the National Book Awards in the US: A Step Towards Inclusivity

The National Book Foundation has made a significant move to expand the eligibility criteria…

When Is the Right Time to Publish Wide?

Publishing wide, which involves distributing a book across multiple platforms rather than exclusivity with…

From Page to Screen: Literary Roots of the 2024 Oscar Nominations

The 96th annual Oscar nominations, announced on January 23, 2024, spotlight a vibrant intersection…

Revitalizing the Czech Book Market: The Impact of Zero-Percent VAT on Publishers and Cultural Growth

In the wake of a challenging 2022 for the Czech book industry, with a…

What’s an Ebook? Beginner’s Guide to Ebook Creation and Distribution

When discussing electronic publishing, what is an ebook, and how does it work? Exploring…

Exploring Growth and Innovation: Insights into the Spanish Audio Industry's Rapid Expansion​​

The "Map of the Spanish Audio Industry" report by Dosdoce, a digital publishing consultancy…

Best Books to Read in 2024

The literary world is buzzing over the most anticipated books of 2024. From gripping…

Turning Pages, Changing Worlds: Why Publishing Matters

Book publishing has been a transformative force in human civilization, shaping the dissemination of…

Review Copies: Why They Matter and How to Send Them with PublishDrive

Review Copies. Why They Matter And How To Send Them Through PublishDrive Sending out…

Celebrating Imagination: Honoring the Best in 2024 Children’s & YA Literature Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) in the United States has revealed the recipients of…

Book Distribution in France: Win the French Market, Then Go Global

With a rich literary tradition, the French market is a hotspot for French books…

18 Podcasts for Writers [Self-Publishing Podcasts Included]

Podcasts for writers are perfect for those who weave stories through words and offer…

Literary Excellence | 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Awards Nominees & Their Notable Works

The International Board on Books for Young People has shortlisted candidates for the 2024…

6 Effective Ways to Build an Author Brand

Effective author branding strategies are essential for writers to establish their unique identity and…

2023 Publishing Trends to Help Your Book Marketing This Year

The publishing industry braces for a year of dynamic shifts and innovations. Keeping a…

2023 Book Business Landscape: 8 Major Developments and Industry Responses

Two main debates stand out in 2023 in publishing: combating the rise in book…

How to Use Strategic Pricing Models in Publishing

Navigating pricing models in publishing is complex yet crucial for business sustainability. Many publishers…

Business Tips for Authors: From Publishing Industry Insights to Long Term Business Models

With millions of books published annually, standing out requires not just talent but strategic…

Book Bargains: How to Ace Book Promotion Campaigns with PublishDrive

Key takeaways: Book promotions are essential for expanding the reader base, building buzz,…

Italian Book-Publishers. How to Distribute to Italy and Increase Your Market Share

When it comes to publishing in Italy, publishers and distributors constantly seek to…

Publishing & Marketing Strategies Used by Publishing Companies

Understanding what publishing companies do beyond mere content creation when it comes to marketing…

Amazon’s Fight Against Fraud in Publishing

On October 31, 2023, Amazon filed a lawsuit in the California Federal Court against…

20 Best Black Friday Limited Offers for Writers

The search for the top Black Friday deals tailored for writers is over. From…

Spotify Audiobooks for Premium Subscribers Expanded to the US 

On October 3, Spotify started offering premium subscribers from the UK and Australia access…

Branding and Brand Strategy in Publishing

Branding in publishing is not just about aesthetics; it's a critical element of an…

Insights from the 2023 U.S. Author Income Survey

The Authors Guild, America's organization for writers, has undertaken the most exhaustive U.S. author…

Why Publishing Houses Need to Understand Publishing Trends to Choose the Right Books

In the book publishing industry, staying in touch with publishing industry trends is crucial…

Book Distribution and Self-Publishing Companies in Canada

The Canadian ebook market, which has historically lagged behind its U.S. counterpart, has been…

Book Distribution in Germany. Make the Most of Self-Publishing in Germany

From leveraging digital platforms to forming partnerships with specialized local distributors, self-published authors in…

PublishDrive at The Frankfurt Book Fair 2023

Autumn is in full swing, and what a great time for indies and publishers…

Book Distributors in the UK. Look Local, Reach Global Readers

In book publishing, distributors ensure that books reach their intended readers. While traditional methods…

PublishDrive at #SelfPubCon2023

Mark your calendars for a transformative experience at this year’s Success Mindset for Indie…

Why Publishing Conferences Are Always a Good Idea? 

Author conferences are a goldmine of opportunities for writers at all stages of their…

The #Bookstagram Movement: How Instagram Influences the Literary Landscape

Bookstagram, the Instagram community dedicated to books, has revolutionized how novels are marketed, reviewed,…

How to Sell Walmart Ebooks: Everything You Need to Know

Walmart is a multinational retailer in the United States that has expanded into the…

Amazon’s AI Content Disclosure for Book Publishing

Amazon is the first major retailer to require authors to disclose whether their content…

Public Domain Publishing: How To Publish Public Domain Books?

In the vast literary universe, there is a realm filled with treasures of the…

Penguin Random House: Navigating Global Book Markets 

Nihar Malaviya, the worldwide CEO of Penguin Random House (PRH), has recently addressed the…

The Chytomo Award: Recognizing Excellence in the Ukrainian Book Industry

In collaboration with the Frankfurter Buchmesse (set for October 18-22) and Börsenverein des Deutschen…

Self-Publishing Comics: Tips to Publish a Comic Book and Increase Your Fan Base

Comic book self-publishing is carving a niche in the book market, gaining traction among…

Mapping The Future Of Literary Translation: A Pan-European Initiative To Support Translators

The European project Translation in Motion introduced a new interactive map of European literary translation centers…

Digital Audio Surges, Print Fluctuates. U.S. Book Publishing Trends in 2023

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) recently released the June 2023 StatShot report, providing…

2023 Forward Prizes For Poetry: An Overview

The Forward Prizes for Poetry, one of the United Kingdom’s esteemed recognitions for poets,…

The Wainwright Prize: Celebrating a Decade of Nature Writing

For a decade, the Wainwright Prize has awarded exceptional nature and conservation writings for…

How to Publish and Distribute a Book in India and Go Beyond Traditional Publishing

Indian authors can now share their stories without the help of literary agents, thanks…

How to Move Your Sales Reports To PublishDrive's Abacus

PublishDrive’s royalty management and splitting service, Abacus, has been saving hours for those who…

KKR's Acquisition of Simon & Schuster: What It Means for the Publishing Industry

The book publishing world saw an unexpected twist last October when the Department of…

Book Aid International Partners with PEN to Aid Wartorn Ukrainian Libraries

While Book Aid International, a UK-based charity, is often associated with projects in Africa…

Romance Rekindled: How Self-Publishing Authors Can Capitalize on Romance Surge

The U.S. book market has witnessed an exhilarating 52% increase in romance print book…

Empowering Female Voices: The BücherFrauen-Literaturpreis Shortlist Announced

The prestigious BücherFrauen-Literaturpreis, or Book Women Prize, is set to spotlight another outstanding female…

Understanding Imprint Closures & Harnessing Opportunities. The Case of Inkyard Press & Razorbill

As traditional publishing constantly evolves, several imprints have faced mergers, closures, or restructuring. Razorbill,…

Spanish Publishing Market: A Ten-Year Growth

Spain’s publishing market is thriving, and for those involved in the self-publishing industry, the…

Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The literary world is abuzz with the announcement of the longlist for the 2023…

21 Australian Publishing Houses You Should Know

Getting your work published can sometimes feel like navigating uncharted waters. Finding the right…

Switching To PublishDrive: Should You Go For Ebook Distribution Aggregators?

Should you be switching to an aggregator? Authors always seek efficient, cost-effective ways to…

Email Marketing For Authors. How to Build an Email List Using Different Tactics

Building a robust email list is among the most powerful tools in marketing for…

How to Turn a Book into an Audiobook. Distribute It Globally and Reach New Markets

Want to discover how to make a book an audiobook? Or are you more…

How to License Ebooks (+Pitfalls of Ebook Licensing Agreements)

Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended as a general guide to understanding…

What Is Copyright Law? Learn the Different Types of Copyright to Protect Your Work

Embarking on the journey of self-publishing is both exciting and challenging. One vital aspect…

Self-Publishing Success Stories You Need to Hear About

It goes without saying that the publishing market is evolving with the help of…

How to Choose Ebook Templates for Professional Ebook Layouts

​​Many people argue that ebooks don’t have to be beautiful: ebook readers or apps…

Guide to Interactive Ebooks: What Are They and How to Make Them

Books are fun. Not merely because they can offer countless hours of amusement and…

Book Serials vs. Book Series. What’s the Difference?

Writers have the ability to construct characters that stay in the minds and hearts…

Three Different Types of Publishing Compared: Traditional, Vanity, and Self-Publishing

Publishing has never been easier, but with so many options – traditional publishing houses,…

How to Co-Author a Book: Tips for a Successful Co-Authoring Process

Whether you are a bestselling author with a large backlist or a debut author,…

Parts of a Book: Front Matter, Back Matter, and Body of a Book

For authors, books are not just content (also known as the body of the…

How to Publish on Scribd: A Simple Guide to Scribd Publishing

When it comes to bookworms, you are either a hoarder or a Marie Kondo…

How to Publish an Anthology

There are several reasons why writers and publishers consider anthologies. Writing and publishing an…

Top 7 Book Aggregators Compared

Up until a few years ago, authors relied on traditional publishing for print, distribution,…

27 Christian Book Publishers to Know in 2024

If you are an author writing about spirituality and faith, it is important to…

34 Top Fiction Book Publishers to Know in 2024

Bookworms everywhere agree on who the top fiction book publishers are. And they tend…

Historical Fiction: Your Guide To Writing and Publishing Historical Novels 

I remember watching period dramas on television as a small child. There was something…

How to Design a Book Cover That Stands Out

You know the saying: don’t judge a book by its cover. Well, those people…

7 Reasons to Write a Short Story [Marketing Tips Included]

Whenever I begin another short story collection, I remember my first encounter with the…

How to Choose Book Cover Fonts for Aesthetic Results [21 Book Cover Font Examples Included]

As an author, your immediate concern is to finish your manuscript. You work tirelessly…

Pre-Orders for Self-Published Authors. How to Set Up Pre-Orders with PublishDrive

If you are curious about what pre-orders mean, think of it as a small…

19 Writing Contests to Look for in 2024 [Free and Paid]

If you are a bookworm like me, you must love to browse and hunt…

Fantastic Children’s Book Illustrators and How to Find Them

When it comes to children's books, there are some absolute truths we need to…

Feeling Stuck? See These 9 Tips on How to Overcome Writer’s Block

You have known the longing to spell the world into rows that together give…

30 Best Graphic Novel Publishers to Know in 2024

Do you remember the last time you entered a bookstore and did not see…

How to Create a Graphic Novel [Graphic Novel History Included]

Wherever you turn, there is a graphic novel sparking joy for someone. They have…

Goodreads Giveaways: How to Get Started & Why Should Authors Host Book Giveaways

You have always been an author, even before you published a book. Everyone around…

What Are Book Advances? Understand How Book Advances and Royalties Work

Book advances, an upfront payment made to authors upon signing a book deal, serve…