In the past, you could only publish your book through a publisher. Nowadays you can easily publish it yourself. It's easy, it's cheap and anyone can do it. There are many examples of books that were rejected by a publisher that ended up being a huge success. The self-publishing platforms offer many opportunities and ensure that you can simply offer your book at (online) bookstores. In this blog, some useful tips & tricks and functions of these self-publishing platforms that you probably didn't know about.
Sometimes you have no choice: the world around you changes whether you like it or not. How do you deal with that? Do you sulk, feel like a victim or do you look for a new way to take matters into your own hands? Corona is an example, but so is aging, loved ones who get sick, business models that change and much more. In this inspiration shot, I will take you on a journey through a number of examples.
On Liberation Day I traveled from Geneva via Amsterdam to Puglia. In the middle of the various lockdowns. That made me realize again that many boundaries and limitations are more in our heads than they really hold us back. In this inspiration shot, I don't necessarily want to glorify traveling, but I do want to make you think about what freedom means to you.
Once your book is ready, you can ask proofreaders for their feedback. These are often friends and acquaintances and their response is usually positive. How do you make sure that your proofreaders really benefit you? I’ve found that there are three questions you should ask your proofreaders for feedback that really makes your book better.
Vaak zien we op tegen het schrijven van updates, social media posts, nieuwsbrieven of blogs, omdat we denken dat we altijd iets nieuws moeten verzinnen. Zonde, want de meesten van ons hebben al zoveel goed materiaal! Maar hoe weet je wat ‘goed’ is? Dat is dan weer het handige van social media: je ontvangt directe feedback, in de vorm van likes, views, comments en shares. Ter inspiratie hierbij een compilatie van mijn meest gelezen en gedeelde posts in de afgelopen maand.
Do you have any idea how many books have to be sold in the Netherlands to get bestseller status? By the way, is your book only a success if it is a bestseller? That depends entirely on your expectations and goals. A number of considerations and tips to make your book a success.
We all want so much, but we are still only allowed to do so little at the moment, so we look for new ways of living and working. How does that effect you as a person and your business? In this inspiration shot I will share a secret, a triumph, a new business model and more tips and inspiration to get through these 'tough times'.
Typically, writers don't start thinking about marketing until their book is ready. Then it is actually already too late. You only have one moment at the launch of your book, while more promotional moments can be created in the preliminary phase. So the good news is that you can do a lot now, especially during the writing process. In this article you will find ideas and tips.
Voor mij was het een echte eyeopener dat je zelfs de meest standaardonderdelen van een boek persoonlijk kunt maken. Je kunt werkelijk ieder deel specifiek voor jouw boek aanpassen door je eigen tone of voice mee te geven: de disclaimer, het colofon, zelfs de copyright pagina!
If you really want something, you can usually find a way to make it happen. But what if conditions are constantly changing like they are now during the corona pandemic? Then you have to think even more creatively, try even harder, and sometimes be a bit stubborn... In this inspiration shot, I will tell you about my 'impossible' trip from South Africa to Miami to be with my father, along with plenty more inspiration: 'if you can dream it, you can do it!'