iUniverse Good News Update — Autumn/Winter 2018-2019!

Posted on December 12, 2018 under iUniverse News

It has been quite a year for iUniverse, with thousands of new authors choosing us as their publishing service and hundreds more coming back to publish second and third books. Below, we let you hear from our authors as to …

Jim Stratton and his third iU book, “Imminent Demise”

Posted on December 5, 2018 under Author Blogs

Three-time iUniverse author Jim Stratton tells us about his latest release, Imminent Demise! Imminent Demise is a murder mystery and love story about an ordinary young man who meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman.  Their romance …

Plot-driven vs. Character-driven novels

Posted on December 5, 2018 under iUniverse Advice
plot driven

As we’ve stated before, the genres that sell the most books are Romance, Mystery, Self-help, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Horror. What you will notice about three of these — horror, sci-fi/fantasy, and mystery – is that the stories in each are all …

3 solid tips for getting more words on paper

Posted on December 1, 2018 under iUniverse Advice

iUniverse would like to address a topic which few writers are comfortable talking about – which is, the simple fact that words are difficult to produce and that lengths of novels are hard to reach. (See our advice on word …

Suggestions on Reading – To Improve your Writing! Part 2

Posted on November 30, 2018 under iUniverse Advice

In our first installment, iUniverse discussed ways to find time in our extremely frenetic schedules to read and finish a book. Today, iUniverse gives advice on what to read in order to improve your writing. Analyze your genre: When reading …

iUniverse presents Suggestions on Reading – To Improve your Writing!

Posted on November 26, 2018 under iUniverse Advice

It is difficult to think of a writer who doesn’t enjoy reading. iUniverse can quote a myriad of authors who have enthusiastically stated their love of reading, though one of the most succinct statements is from Dr. Samuel Johnson: “A …

iUniverse presents 5 more “one-hit wonders”

Posted on November 21, 2018 under iUniverse Advice
one-hit wonder

Continuing from Part One, iUniverse here lists five more “one hit wonders” of the world of literature – authors who are remembered for one book that has given them literary immortality. Uncle Tom’s Cabin: After its publication in 1852, Uncle …

iUniverse presents 4 “one-hit wonders”

Posted on November 17, 2018 under iUniverse Advice
one-hit wonders

iUniverse knows it is intimidating to think that there are writers like Dickens, Twain, Stephen King, and JK Rowling who seem to be able to write book after book – and successful ones, at that! Nevertheless, all it takes to …

Randy Kovicak and his new release, “Genisova”

Posted on November 16, 2018 under Author Blogs

iU’s Randy Kovicak talks about his first book, Genisova, as well as his inspirations and message.   Genisova is set in both the near and far future.  The sun is determined by scientists to be unexpectedly growing warmer and emitting …

iU author Renäe M. Gilley and her first book, “Twenty-Eight Days”

Posted on November 12, 2018 under Author Blogs

iUniverse introduces Renäe M. Gilley, who has just published her first book, Twenty-Eight Days!   My name is Renae Gilley.  I have published my first book, Twenty-Eight Days.  It went live on October 12, 2018.  This is a fiction romance, …

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