Welcome to Writing a Book Café!
It was July 5, 2016, just a little over two months ago when I registered writingabookcafe.com through Bluehost. I had known for a long time that I wanted to build a website designed to help aspiring and debut authors navigate through the treacherous waters of planning, writing, editing, publishing and marketing their books.
This is something I wanted to create because writing and publishing a book has been an ongoing process for me too. I know from personal experience just how confusing this entire undertaking is, especially for someone starting out.
It was in 2012 when I first started writing my YA fantasy novel, Elementalists: The Fires of Canicus. There was a lot of information I had to learn along the way and from a plethora of different sources. I want to simplify and condense all of the information new authors need to learn. In other words; make it easier to figure out how to get a book published, without having to visit 100 different websites for all the bits and pieces.
My goal was to launch Writing a Book Café with 15 thoroughly researched articles in place, covering the topics planning, writing, editing, publishing, and marketing a book. It took over two months to write all 15, as well as to design the website from scratch, and make all of the images and videos.
Here’s what I have for you today, at launch:
Planning a Book:
Writing a Book:
Editing a Book:
Publishing a Book:
Marketing a Book:
I also have a page on book writing resources, where you can get recommendations on books, products, and courses to help you as a writer.
Given that the majority of these articles are thoroughly researched and over 2,000 words in length, I feel confident in saying that I’m presenting something of substantial quality for my readers.
I’ve spent years going through the process of planning, writing, editing and seeking publication. I’ve also spent years learning about and working as an internet marketer. The vast majority of the information in my articles comes from personal experience. Where I fall short, I’ve thoroughly researched the topics and interviewed experts.
The other big gift I have for you at launch is access to my writer’s toolbox. These are free materials you can use to your advantage.