Book signing guidance from an expert! (Part I)

Posted on February 28, 2019 under iUniverse Advice
Douglas Gardham

iUniverse’s Douglas Gardham, author of The Actor and The Drive In, has significantly bolstered his marketing presence through engaging in book signings, and recently reached the milestone of selling his 1000th book at a book signing. Here, Douglas discusses how …

More tips on finishing your novel!

Posted on February 23, 2019 under iUniverse Advice

In Part 1, iUniverse discussed the difficulty – and necessity – of finally saying “that’s enough” for your characters. Now, we move on to talking about how to finish resolving your plot while not getting bogged down with too many …

iUniverse presents tips on writing Romance novels, Part 3

Posted on February 17, 2019 under iUniverse Advice

Having discussed characters, dialogue, settings, and word counts, today iUniverse turns to conflicts and cultural differences. As you probably know, conflict is an inevitable part of a relationship, and adds a considerable bit of “spice” to your story. Cultural differences …

iUniverse presents tips on writing Romance novels, Part 2

Posted on February 14, 2019 under iUniverse Advice

In Part One, iUniverse looked at dialogue and setting as important aspects of your Romance novel. Today, iUniverse focuses on characterization and word count. Characterization: Characters: must have depth, and this is especially relevant in a story where readers want …

iUniverse presents tips on writing Romance novels

Posted on February 10, 2019 under iUniverse Advice

With the approach of Valentine’s Day, we at iUniverse thought we would get into the spirit of the season! One of the most popular – i.e. salable – genres in the world of reading is that of Romance novels. Nora …

8 writing tips from F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted on February 7, 2019 under iUniverse Advice

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s reputation soared in the 1920s’ with novels such as Tender is the Night and This Side of Paradise, and his The Great Gatsby remains one of the most canonical works of American Literature. While many view Fitzgerald …

African-American poets through the centuries

Posted on February 1, 2019 under iUniverse Advice

We at iUniverse would like to honor Black History month by taking a look at three African-American poets. We’ve chosen one excellent poet from each of the preceding centuries, to celebrate black poetry through the ages! Phillis Wheatley: One of …

Tips on how to finish your novel

Posted on January 31, 2019 under iUniverse Advice

iUniverse totally understands that writing a novel is no easy task. The planning, contemplating, and actual writing are indeed a noble endeavor! Today, iUniverse provides some advice on how to finally reach “The End”. Writing can be a wonderful feeling, …

Great Literary Works of Early America

Posted on January 27, 2019 under iUniverse Advice

In honor of July 4th, we thought we’d talk a bit about the early literature of our country, especially some books and writers that we no longer read in school. Even in these early works, we see the richness of …

How to Write a Press Release

Posted on January 26, 2019 under iUniverse Advice

As an author, you will definitely want to get news out to reporters and media about your accomplishments – the publication of your book, any reviews, book signings, and interviews. The most direct way to do this is to write …

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