The difference between copyrights, trademarks and patents when it comes to intellectual property can be difficult to discern. It’s vital to understand what each concept is and what it protects.
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Piracy, rampant in creative industries, is a common problem faced by authors. Awareness and knowledge of how to safeguard your manuscript is the first step in preventing your work from being pirated.
Most people think of writing as a solitary occupation, and it is. Writers work alone, staring down the terrors of the blank page.
I am creating a school of fiction, my very own online school! It is called the Barany School of Fiction. I could not do this without the awesome support of Fedora, an online platform...
Whatever you do with your “About” page, make sure you have one. If someone visits your blog, they’ll want to know who’s behind the writing.
To take the greatest advantage of the technology of the 21st Century a tool some authors are turning to is Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a virtual place where authors, musicians, app developers, inventors and others go to recruit people to support their creative project.
Annmarie Miles joins us again for another month with the Writer’s Fun Zone. In today’s article she discusses her journey as a writer from her blogging days forward, and her decision to self-publish. Enjoy! ***...
Welcome back to guest writer, fantasy author Gail Z. Martin. Today Gail discusses the supposed publishing apocalypse and how to survive it! Enjoy! *** The Hawthorn Moon Sneak Peek Event includes book giveaways, free...
Why E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey is Popular and How You, Too, Can Be a Bestselling Author (Pt. 2 of 2)
In my last post, I revealed how I thought the reason E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey became so popular was because of the tie on the cover. Women all around the world were reading what they thought would be a light romance and instead practically fainted from the shock of reading about bondage, dominance, and sadism. Where else have we seen that? I’d say The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Why E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey is Popular and How You, Too, Can Be a Bestselling Author (Pt. 1 of 2)
I’ve heard a lot of erotica writers say, “I don’t get it! Why is 50 Shades of Grey so Popular?” Many of us get our panties in a bunch, jealous that someone else’s first-time work of erotica can be a national bestseller. The truth is, what Erika Leonard, aka E.L. James, did can be a guide for all of us fiction authors, and you, too, can become a bestselling author.