Should I Print in Premium Colour?

When printing (we print with Ingram Spark, however this applies to most printers), many authors are unsure whether to use Standard CMYK colour or pay extra for the Premium colour printing option.

Printing Reviews and Testimonials in Your Non-fiction Book

You’ll often see book reviews on the front page of a book or even on the cover. This is great ‘social proof’ that your book is worth a read – it’s much more powerful for others to say your work is good than it is for you to say it yourself. But how do those reviews get there before the book is even published? Our latest blog shows you exactly how to do it…

Stocking Your Book with Independent Stores

Now your book has gone to print and you have taken a breath, it’s the perfect time to look at how you, the publisher, can ensure your book is available in the places your reader likes to visit.

Marketing Your Indie Book

It can be overwhelming working out where to start when marketing your book, and maybe even more so during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our latest blog gives some great ideas for getting your book out there NOW, while all of us are inside. Let’s make it happen!

Sales Page in a Non-fiction Book

“A sales page?!” I hear you shout. “How dare you! I can’t force sales on my reader! What a terrible thought! I am a decent person! I am a writer!” Before you hang me out to dry with the solar panel salesperson who called last week, hear me out.

From First-Time Writer to International Hachette Author

Our guest blogger this month is Catherine Molloy, author of Hachette’s The Million Dollar Handshake, which has been published in seven countries and has even been translated into Taiwanese!

Catherine says “Writing the material for my book as an indie author with Alex’s help opened up the doors to traditional publishing for me. The steps taken to create the material and use it successfully in my business ensured I was in a position to be noticed by a traditional publisher and achieve the success I have today.”

What Is an Imprint

As my business has changed and I have had time away from doing and more time being, I have found time to reflect on whether to grow bigger or to focus more on being the best at what we do. This month on the blog I’ve been musing on the meaning of success…

6 Tips for Writing Children’s Books

It’s common to think how easy it must be to write children’s books, dreaming of a shiny pile of colourful book covers, hoping that your children’s book is the one that parents roll their eyes at because their children ask for it again and again and again!