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KDP Global Fund Payouts [December 2017 Update]

Every month Amazon announces the size of the previous month's Kindle Direct Publishing Global Fund.…

Top Ten Publishing Trends Every Author Needs to Know in 2018

What does 2018 have in store for authors? Last year we predicted which publishing trends…

Book your Holiday Promotions Before We Sell Out

The holiday season is upon us, with Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around…

Five Holiday Marketing Trends that Authors Can Use for Book Promotion

This article¬†has been updated to reflect 2017 trends and actual data from the 2016 Holiday…

What do Readers Really Want: How to Write a Book to Market

We get a lot of questions from authors about how to write a book readers…

Free Book Marketing Tools for Authors: Canva

Today's independent author is responsible not only for writing great books but doing their own…

7 Free Book Marketing Tools for Authors

Being an independent author is like running a small business. You have a brand to…

How to Price Your Book for Maximum Results During a Promotion

Here at Written Word Media, one of the most common questions we are asked by…

What Makes a $100k Author: 8 Findings Every Author Should Know

Last year we conducted an extensive author survey to tease out the strategies and tactics…

What is KDP?: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Explained

Authors who have a book that they are ready to publish have two paths: traditional…