Can and dog 3 Comments
Should authors blog? If so, what should we be blogging about? Blogging, like social media, is often touted as the golden ticket to book sales. It rarely delivers on this promise. Of course, they don’t – there is no such thing as a magic bullet to make sales happen. However, […]

Should authors blog? What should they blog?


Blog
We have given our developer blog a make over and you are the ones who benefit. The fresh new look for our dev blog will help promote you, the members of Author Buzz and your groups. It will do this by showcasing the featured, recently active, and popular members and […]

Site News: Dev Blog Makeover


Internet 1 Comment
It is the most common question I encounter when talking about this stuff, so today we are going to answer the question of how to become an author. At least according to the Internet. We asked Google “How do I become an author”. This is what we found. Write something […]

How to become an author (according to the Internet)



beta reading 2 Comments
Beta Reading is perhaps the most poorly understood craft of writing. If you might ever find yourself offering feedback to a writer, this guide might help you give the best feedback you have ever given. Beginners and expert writers alike frequently take part in mutual critiques and yet, for all […]

A Rough Guide to Beta Reading


proofreading 3 Comments
Beta reading, an editing, or proofreading – how do you pick the right one? With so many services on offer for authors it can be confusing when trying to identify which is right for you.  Author Buzz UK is here to help demystify these terms and help you learn what […]

Proofreading, Copy Editing, and Beta Reading


Using Twitter 1 Comment
Many an author has said “I don’t have the time to learn Twitter” not knowing that there is an approach to Mastering Twitter that requires no more than five minutes a day. Twitter is one of those social media sites that a lot of people seem to find incomprehensible. There […]

Mastering Twitter in 3 easy steps



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Have you ever heard of this thing called an author platform? It is supposed to sell books, right. The dream of being an author is highly compelling for us writers. We spend hours and weeks and years writing our book. Finally, it is ready to go. There is just one […]

A comprehensive introduction to author platforms


books
Yesterday I stumbled upon the following headline – “Dustbin man builds free library of thrown away books”.  According to the BBC: A dustbin man in Bogota in Colombia, who never studied further than primary school, has gathered a library of more than 20,000 thrown away books.   After a little […]

Dustbin man’s library of thrown away books


Old Printing Press 5 Comments
When we started Author Buzz UK one of the topics that we knew we would have to address eventually was that of self-publishing. After trawling through hundreds of articles and adverts aimed at the would-be self-published author, we knew that this was more topic than we could cram into a single article.

Self-Publishing: Everything you need to know – part 1



Sir Terry Pratchett
Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English author of fantasy novels and is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Terry Pratchett, with more than 85 million books sold worldwide in 37 languages, was the UK’s best-selling author […]

Honouring Sir Terry Pratchett


British Pounds 6 Comments
Only 11.5% of Authors earn their income through writing alone. It is not easy to be a professional writer. With the pay gap in author earnings growing between the best sellers and the rest of us, being a professional writer is getting harder all the time. You should not believe everything […]

The shocking truth about author earnings


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One of the questions I get asked a lot is, what is Author Buzz? When people ask me that what they are really asking is why should I use Author Buzz? Today I want to talk about two parts of Author Buzz that I feel have the potential to make […]

Why should I use Author Buzz UK?