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ePubDirect on The Top 5 Reasons Why Your eBook Strategy is Failing
Posted by Patrick Crowley in , .

ePubDirect is an award-winning eBook Distribution service providing global digital publishing solutions direct to publishers. Their powerful business intelligence tools, vast market reach and outstanding customer service deliver tangible returns,...

Really Useful Links…To More Festivals!
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

It might seem that I was bit remiss in my recent column as here I am back talking about writing festivals once again. But there are so many of them...

Tips to Make Your WordPress Blog Search Engine Friendly
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Every writer needs a blog or a website – a shop window on the web to show what they do. But as we’re sure you’ve discovered, blogs vary hugely in...

Barbara Scully on The Perfect Author Photo
Posted by Barbara Scully in .

As a writer, you probably spend a lot of time in your PJs or an old baggy tracksuit, hair askew, fresh faced (see what I did there?) sitting alone in...

Claiming US Royalty Refunds the Easy Way

Anyone who has self published and is selling books in the US is likely to have had up to 30% of their royalties withheld by the US Tax authorities. Registering...

Really Useful Links for Writers: Editing & Self Editing
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

As the adage so succinctly tells us, ‘Writing is Rewriting’. Any of us who have got to the end of our novel, declared ‘It’s Finished’ and then realises that  drafts...

Really Useful Links to Writer’s Festivals
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

Writing is, by its nature, a rather secluded and solitary pursuit which, for the most part, we writers do actually enjoy. But, occasionally, we also like to embrace a bit...

Keeping in with Google: Link Building
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

If you run a website or blog then it shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that Google is  cracking down on low-quality sites. And with good reason. Google are...

Improving your Search Ranking: Tips for Bloggers
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

At writing.ie we love WordPress – this is a custom designed WordPress site by the brilliant Design For Writers whom we could not function without. WordPress is a ideal for...

Really Useful Links: Writing Courses
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

I am, on occasion, asked when I first realised that I wanted to write. The answer is always the same – it started on a writing course. There might have...