Check out our exclusive interview with Samba Lékouye, author of the unusual philosophy book “Everythink – Wisdom 4 Freedom”
If you want to write a nonfiction book, the first question that comes to mind is: where do I start? The answer involves three simple steps. Discover them here.
So, you want to self-publish your book, but which format? Do you need e-pub, Mobi, print, or a mix? Do you want it an e-reader version and physical copies? Here’s your inside guide to book formats.
I didn’t think I’d learn much from a 5th Century book on Chinese warfare, but I was wrong! Here are the 13 lessons I learned about business and leadership from Sun Tsu’s “The Art of War”.
Check out our exclusive interview with published author Jym Brown on his new book “#Life: The wisdom of philosophy, psychology, and pop culture for living a better life”
Ever read a book, then forget what you’ve read? Don’t worry, it happens to us all! So, here are 7 brain hacks to help you remember those book insights!
You know you want to get your book published, but the question is how? There are four ways to get published, from traditional publishers to self-publishing. Here’s your insider guide with the pros and cons of each publishing path.
Self-help is the Marmite of the book world. Either you love self-help or hate it. While self-help is only as helpful as the effort you put into actioning it, some self-help books are better than others. Richard Templar’s 2006 bestseller The Rules of Life is a winner. Let’s see why.
What kind of editor do you want to work with? The rusher or the motivator? The criticiser or the coach? Find out in the editor’s inside guide to editors.
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It’s The Book Shelf’s 2nd birthday! In this blog, I talk about the challenges of being a boss and what I’ve learned from two years as a small business owner.
Let’s talk about race. As a mixed race female book editor, I discuss Reni Eddo-Lodge’s chart-topping “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race”, structural racism, and prejudice. I invite you to join the discussion…
What’s it really like to work with a book editor? It can be magical, or it can be horrible. We’ll give you an insight into what it’s like working with a freelance editor and our top tips to ensure it doesn’t go wrong.
80% of adults have thought about writing a book at some point. But if you’re an aspiring nonfiction author, the big question is: what do you write about? Here, we’ll give you our top tips on topics.
E.M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” is eerily similar to our Covid-19 locked-down world, so what can we learn about the path we take into the future?
Quoting other authors in your book can be a minefield. Do you need the author’s permission? Is it a breach of copyright? Can you get sued? Find the answers here…
Are you a small business owner, entrepreneur, or wantrepreneur struggling to figure out why your business isn’t working? Michael Gerber’s #1 business book The E-Myth has the answers…
Most authors would like to earn something for their books. The question is: what will make you more money as an author—traditional publishing or self-publishing? Let’s weigh them up.
In our post-truth, #fakenews, COVID-19 world, the philosophical bad boy of nihilism has become the new cool. But can we take anything useful from the idea that life is inherently meaningless? Here are 4 lessons from nihilism that aren’t all doom and gloom…
You no doubt know that your writing needs proofreading to ensure that it’s error-free before you publish. But do you know which is the best proofreading program—Grammarly or Microsoft Word’s Spellchecker? What if it’s neither of them…?