Will 2021 Be the Year You Write a Book?

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.

Why Authors Self-Publish and How Much It Really Costs

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Why would an author want to self-publish, and is it really free? Discover the benefits of self-publishing and the reasons why it’s not as free as it seems.

Exclusive Author Interview: People Skills for Analytical Thinkers

Check out our exclusive interview with published author Gilbert Eijkelenboom on his debut book “People Skills for Analytical Thinkers”.

DIY or Hire Professionals? Your guide to self-publishing a book

Millions of authors self-publish their book every year, but does self-publishing mean going it alone? In this guide, I’ll take you through each stage of the self-publishing process and show you how to DIY it or get expert help.

Exclusive Interview with Laide Abel, Author of “People As Assets”

Check out our exclusive interview with published author Laide Abel on her debut book “People As Assets: Building High Performance Organizations”.

So, You Want to Write a Nonfiction Book, But Why?

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.

NaNoWriMo: Write a whole nonfiction book in November

Want to write a nonfiction book in just 30 days? Why not challenge yourself to do NaNoWriMo this November? Find out how here.

Why Nonfiction Needs to Have a Narrative

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.

Exclusive Interview: Samba Lékouye, Author of “Everythink: Wisdom 4 Freedom”

Check out our exclusive interview with Samba Lékouye, author of the unusual philosophy book “Everythink – Wisdom 4 Freedom”

3 Simple Steps to Start Writing a Nonfiction Book

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.

13 Business Lessons I Learned from Sun Tsu’s “The Art of War”

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”.

Exclusive Interview with Jym Brown, Author of “#Life: The wisdom of philosophy, psychology, and pop culture for living a better life”

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”

7 Brain Hacks to Better Remember What You’ve Read

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!

Richard Templar’s “The Rules of Life”: Self-help at its best

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.

Happy 2nd Birthday to Us: What I’ve learned from two years of being a business owner

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.

“I want to write a nonfiction book, but what should I write about?”

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.

The E-Myth: The book every business owner needs to read

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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…

Which is the best proofreading software—Grammarly or Word’s Spellchecker?

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…?

How Not to Write a Book: 5 mistakes to avoid when writing nonfiction

When you’re writing a nonfiction book, there are 5 common traps you might fall into. If you can avoid making these mistakes, you might save yourself the cost of hiring an editor! So, let’s look at the top 5 nonfiction writing mistakes…

The Worst 5 Pitfalls of Self-Publishing and How to Avoid them

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…