New Year, new you… new book? Will 2021 be the year you finally write that book? Find out the benefits of self-publishing a book here.
Want to write a book that helps people? Is your book self-help or a memoir? Discover the difference between the two and what can go wrong if you choose the wrong genre.
You want to write a nonfiction book. But why? Why determines what you write. So, here are the top 5 author goals and how to achieve them with your book.
Want to write a nonfiction book in just 30 days? Why not challenge yourself to do NaNoWriMo this November? Find out how here.
If you’re writing self-help your primary goal is most likely to help people, but it’s easy to go wrong with self-help, especially in offering unhelpful clichés. So, here are the top 10 self-help cliches to avoid in your writing.
It’s tempting to think that stories are just for fiction, but your nonfiction book needs a narrative too. Want to know why? Find out with our guest Shazeen from The Writer Vending Machine.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Self-publishing can be a magical thing, as it means that anyone can publish a book. However, there are many potential pitfalls. Here’s your insider’s guide on how to avoid self-publishing mistakes…
As a writer or author, you may want a professional to add that extra polish to your work. But do you need a proofreader or an editor, or both? Here’s your insider guide to proofreading vs. editing…
We know that newspapers can be inaccurate, but what about books? You might assume that nonfiction books are FACT, but a few famous cases show that they’re not. So, are books fact-checked, and if not—why not?
A review of Stephen Hawking’s ‘Brief Answers to the Big Questions’ from a scientifically-useless nonfiction book editor…