12 Digital Publishing Tools The Experts Recommend

To celebrate the 2 year anniversary of The Future of Ink, we asked our expert writers to tell us about their favorite digital publishing tools they’ve discovered in the last six months or so. If you are looking for tools to help you publish, curate and create digital content, you’ll find 12 terrific tools to […]

Crowdfunding and The Publishing Process – A Match Made In Literary Heaven

by Justine Schofield The funny thing about publishing is your work is never done. Example, the publishing process in a nutshell: write, build an author platform, market, publish, market, sell books, market, sell more books, then…market some more. Once a writer finishes a manuscript (and we all thought writing was the hard part), the real […]

8 Reasons To Use Scrivener To Write And Produce Your Books

by Nina Amir If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a better and easier way—which means a more effective way—to get your writing projects finished and keep them organized. But what if you could go straight from writing to publishing your work? That would make life a lot simpler, right? It’s possible. The tool […]

How To Recommend eBooks To Your Library – 5 Simple Steps

by Shelley Hitz Overdrive provides an eBook lending service to libraries. I recently started using this service through my local library to read eBooks. There were several eBooks I wanted to read that they did not yet have in their collection. So, I recommended my library purchase these books. Very quickly, I was notified they […]

7 Tools to Create Killer Headlines

by Joan Stewart On average, 8 of 10 people never make it past your headline or title. That’s because headlines are usually an afterthought–slapped onto an article, a press release or a blog post after you’ve  spent an hour or two painstakingly writing it, rewriting, proofreading and correcting errors. By the time you’re done with […]

Seven Ways to Capture Ideas on the Run

by Laura West It never fails that brilliant idea, the sudden flash of inspiration or the perfect solution comes you when you are doing something else.  And, usually when you are away from your office. You might be driving in your car, taking a shower, just getting ready to drift off into dreamland in bed, […]

Creating Content Is As Easy As P-L-R

by Kathleen Gage Regardless of what industry you’re in, something that can position you as a credible expert is packaging your knowledge into high value content. Whether it be a report, article, MP3 or video, creating content is something that sets you apart from your competition. Unfortunately, the thought and the creation can be miles […]

Five Fab Video Tools to Make a Bigger Impact Online

by Lou Bortone We’re all getting bombarded with messages, and the barrage keeps on coming.  So how do you break through, stand out, get noticed and reach your peeps?  You’ve got to do something more engaging than the usual methods! Video messaging is perfect for this, since it’s so much more personal and unique.  And […]

The Pros and Cons of DRM

by Shelley Hitz What is DRM?  DRM stands for Digital Rights Management and according to KDP it is “intended to inhibit unauthorized access to or copying of digital content files.” This is one of the decisions you must make when your first upload your Kindle book via the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) dashboard.  It is […]

How to Use a Mind Map to Start Your Book

by Nina Amir Have you been struggling to start your book? Many people don’t write books because they simply don’t know how to start.  They possess an idea for a book, but they don’t know what to do with it. They can’t imagine how they get from initial idea to finished manuscript. To accomplish this […]