Publishing Tips

Common writing mistakes authors make (and how to avoid them)

Common writing mistakes authors make (and how to avoid them)

By Will Allen, Editor at Major Street Publishing Not all published authors are writers by trade – in fact, we publish a wide variety of books fr...
3 books to inspire women in leadership

3 books to inspire women in leadership

International Women's Day has passed for another year and we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight three inspirational reads for women in ...
Four ways an author can help their book editor

Four ways an author can help their book editor

By Will Allen, Editor at Major Street Publishing So, you’ve had your book accepted for publication and your editor is ready to take it through the...
How to go from manuscript to print in four easy steps

How to go from manuscript to print in four easy steps

By Will Allen, Editor at Major Street Publishing So, you’ve written a book. Congratulations! What an incredible achievement! For many, writing a ...
3 books to help you find career success in 2022

3 books to help you find career success in 2022

Whether you're looking for a new role, thinking about a complete career change or just want to ensure you're upskilled for the future, here are thr...
When does an author start talking to a publisher?

When does an author start talking to a publisher?

Authors who write a business book showcase their expertise in an area of leadership, business or investing. They see the value of having a quality publication to use in business lead-generation, to educate their clients and endorse them as an ‘authority’ in their specialist area.
Why write a business book?

Why write a business book?

When I talk to prospective business book authors, I tell them about the returns on investment of their time and money when they publish a business book. From recent conversations with some Major Street authors, I want to share some of their views on the ROI from their book.
How to maximise your prepublication sales

How to maximise your prepublication sales

Anything authors and publishers can do to promote their books and start capturing prepublication sales will help get a new title off to the best start. Here are seven things you can do in your prepublication awareness strategy to maximise sales of your book.
When is the best time to release your business book?

When is the best time to release your business book?

There's no perfect time to release your business book. There's a time to avoid -- and you might be surprised when this is.

 

Should authors sell their own books?

Should authors sell their own books?

Authors often ask me whether they should sell their books themselves from their websites. There are pros and cons and it really comes down to their...
How to hold an online book launch (part II)

How to hold an online book launch (part II)

Your value as an author hasn't changed in the COVID-19 environment, but your delivery needs to be different. A virtual book launch is an excellent way to promote your book. Online book launches are easy to host and provide powerful marketing opportunities.

Holding an online book launch (Part 1)

Holding an online book launch (Part 1)

People are still purchasing books online and reading more in social isolation. If your book’s publication date still stands, you can launch your book online.