The New Author: A beginner’s self-help guide to novel writing, publishing as an independent ebook author and promoting your brand using social networks

What is the basic toolkit for writing a novel? The New Author by Ruby Barnes puts you on the right track with fundamentals of plot, pace & structure, planning, characters, settings, dialog and editing.

How does a new author establish an ‘author platform’? Read straightforward instructions of how to create your online social media presence including blog, website, twitter, author central and Goodreads. Discover what works, what doesn’t and uncover the way to produce ‘evergreen’ content that you can use again and again. Semi-automate your author platform to reach millions of readers in different time zones around the globe.

What is the easiest, lowest cost way to self-publish your writing and join the e-revolution as an independent author? Don’t spend thousands with ‘self-publishing platforms’ when you can do the same publishing thing easily yourself with little or no cost. It’s easy. Publish your novel or non-fiction on Amazon and other web stores in a few simple steps and make your book go global.

The New Author is a 200 page book in three sections: writing basics, developing a social media platform and e-publishing as an independent author. Take your manuscript from ready to go with this informative and easy to read guide.

With foreword by Jim Williams, author of ten internationally published novels including the Booker Prize nominated Scherzo.

Nanci Arvizu, Writing and Reviews Editor

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  1. Truly helpful for the new and not so new author This is an excellent Kindle ebook that really is written for the new author and will be immensely helpful to him or her. The whole process of writing a novel is covered, from start to finish (including how to format and publish on Kindle and Smashwords). 

  2. So helpful! After exploring the mad and slightly confusing aspects of self publishing, I was given ‘The New Author’ in an attempt to try and clarify all the ‘whys and wherefores’. And it did! Other books I found very dry and left me feeling I was outside the head’s office for being stupid. Ruby’s way was a breath of fresh air. It was clear, informative and funny. He admits his own mistakes so you don’t have to. It’s a book you can dip in and out of, especially when it comes to promoting yourself…

  3. Probably the best one-stop shop for the indie author There are swathes of books offering advice to the aspiring author about to launch his/her book onto the e-market, ranging from the excellent (David Gaughran’s ‘Let’s Get Digital’) to the rather glib and opportunistic (John Locke’s one). Few have provided such a broad yet sufficiently deep introduction as this one. Ruby Barnes, a successful ebook author in his own right (and therefore someone who knows what he’s talking about) takes the reader through every step of the process of producing,…

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