Author Cameron Carr wrote me a letter
News / May 8, 2017

I am still wondering what pushed, one of my authors to write me a traditional letter. Yes, a very traditional letter, not an email message, but a paper sheet that author Cameron Carr typed from his PC desktop to simply tell me thanks! I sent the letter from Canada to my address in Italy. I read the letter in one breath, carefully, as if Cameron were here, in front of me, in Italy. He signed the letter with his handwritten signature, also the greetings were handwritten . Only the body of the letter has been written with the PC keyboard because Cameron was much tired. He is a self-published author who works to earn a living. I received the letter during the Easter holiday, but I could publish the letter only these days, due to my previous commitments to promote new authors in Italy and Europe. As I said, I am still asking myself the reasons of this letter. The main reasons are just inside the words written by Cameron. He is a very courageous man, because suffered from mental illness in the past and decided to tell his story in a book I reviewed and promoted last year. You…

KDP reporting tool
News / February 21, 2017

Today, I want to show to authors a helpful tool to manage their sales on Kindle Direct Publishing. As everybody knows, Kindle Direct Publishing, or KDP, is the platform that Amazon uses to help authors in self-publish their e-books all over the world. However, many times, authors find very hard to track their sales and revenues simultaneously for different countries. Many times, KDP authors must log into their KDP account and do many clicks before finding reliable reports about their sales. Maybe Amazon forgot to give a report tool to authors. There are several new online tools for KDP authors, but none is able to manage KDP reporting easily and quickly. For this reason, I decided to review a new, original, simple and helpful KDP tool for authors who use KDP to spread their books all over the world. This tool is AKreport. That is an App which allows you to track your sales on Amazon with an only click. The app works with any devices, mobile and PC, and any browser, such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera or Internet Explorer. With this app, you mustn’t download anything only the app from the website of AKreport. You can use any…

Merry Christmas 2016
News / December 23, 2016

Dear authors and readers, with this message, I wish you Merry Christmas. Another year has finished and it was a hard work year. During Christmas holidays, I am taking a short break and I’ll resume working for Advicesbooks as of January, 9, 2017. For this reason, all the new book submissions will be replied as of this date, but you can submit your book at any time, because the book submission page is always active. What do you have to expect for the new year? First of all, many important news and upgrades, such as, for example, Advicesbooks Prize 2016, to reward the best books read during this ending year, and, then, many features to help you in selling your books and boost reader engagement. As of 2017, indeed, authors and books will enjoy these new book promotion tools: • Book widgets • Featured books • Video book reviews All these services will be available in a double language: Italian and English I am also keeping my fingers crossed for those authors who submitted their books to Italian publishers. At the moment, I say only thanks to all my authors and readers who supported Advicesbooks.com, thanks from the bottom of…

A Secret Muse Book1 by Mandy Jackson Beverly submitted to Italian publishers

Dear authors and readers, today I am glad to announce that in the past week I submitted another book to an Italian publisher. The book is titled A Secret Muse and the author is Mandy Jackson Beverly. The book is the first episode of a horror trilogy which is conquering the heart of readers all over the world and that the author wants to offer to Italian readers in the Italian language, also. For more information about the author and the book, please read the book proposal in English and the one translated into Italian.   BOOK PROPOSAL IN ENGLISH  BY MANDY JACKSON BEVERLY A Secret Muse, book 1 (synopsis) UCLA art professor Coco Rhodes knows little about her family’s association with the ancient clandestine organization THE ALLEGIANCE, and wants to keep it that way. She dislikes secrets—they’re a painful reminder of her childhood experiences that were erased as a result of her parents’ tragic deaths when she was four years old.   After a brutal attempt on her life, and the arrival of a birthday letter from her dead mother, Coco demands explanations from her brother, Christopher, a high-powered D.C. lawyer and member of the Allegiance.   Christopher guides…

Translation funds for indie authors
News / November 4, 2016

In these later years, the number of translated books has dropped awfully. In fact, book translation is very expensive for indie writers, due to the lacking of a traditional publisher. To translate books into another language, indie authors must indeed contact a book translator. Since book translators are often freelance, their translation rates are necessarily expensive for indie authors, especially for those who released only ebooks, free ebooks and Kindle ebooks. Do not believe this is a problem only for European writers, also non European authors have difficulties to get their book translated for a small rate or for free. But untranslated books are a real crime against culture and literature and every author should expect to get their work translated into several languages. Furthermore, translated books always grant also mentions and reviews on important literary magazines, as happened to many others indie authors who got their books translated into European languages, such as German, Spanish, French and Italian. Fortunately, for authors who can’t afford to hire a freelance translator, there are various opportunities to get their books translated for free. These opportunities are called: translation funds or translation grants. In this post, I published a list of organizations that…

Sybiracy by Przemysław Łonyszyn submitted to Italian publishers

Dear authors, publishers and readers,  today I am glad to announce that Sybiracy, the historical memoir written by the Polish journalist and writer Przemysław Łonyszyn (see the image), has been submitted in Italian to two important Italian publishers that release historical essays.   I decided to submit this literary work to them after researching carefully the kind of publishers that fit this kind of book.  Usually, Italian publishers take from six to nine months to decide about a new book proposal. In the meanwhile, if you want to get more information about this important and poignant historical memoir, please read the book proposal in English written by the author and the translation into Italian written by me. About the author My name is Przemysław Łonyszyn. I describe myself as a scientist and writer in one. After obtaining a master degree in sociology at the beginning of this millennium I decided to be a journalist. I worked for some websites and also for the Polish National Television (TVP). It was that time when I wrote my first novel. It was about match fixing during the World Cup in Korea and Japan in 2002. The book had reached a modest but reasonable…

Submit book for review
News / September 16, 2016

Dear indie authors, in the past days I heard an upsetting opinion about submit book for review, or rather, about submit book for paid book reviews. According to some people, submit a book for paid reviews is dangerous for authors because it would destroy their writing career.  PAID BOOK REVIEWS. WHAT ARE THEY? Paid or professional book reviews,  have always existed in the literary field. When  authors pay to get their  books reviewed,  they don’t pay to have a good review published, but only an honest opinion about their work. The fee they pay for reviews is also called fee for reading, namely the fee to enable a professional book reviewer to read the book and give his opinion. WHY ARE PAID REVIEWS HELPFUL? Paid book reviews are helpful for indie authors who released their debut novel. Maybe, you are a newcomer and don’t know how the literary market works. As soon as a book has been released, authors must get reviews in any literary magazines and literary blogs all over the world.  The more magazines and websites talk about a book, the more readers and free voluntary reviews from readers the book has. Furthermore, indie authors are publishers for…

Advicesbooks is on holiday
News / August 16, 2016

Dear readers, authors and artists, with this post I want to inform you that this literary blog will resume to publish articles, reviews, interviews and press releases as of August, 30, 2016. I am on holidays for a couple of weeks and I’ll come back to work at the end of the month. Mine has been a great year of hard job with several and new book promotion services for indie writers and self-published authors. Some of them bought my services, many others refused to pay for my services  as soon as they have visited the book submission page.   I hope the next working season will go better, because to launch and promote anything, we must pay. It is a global rule. The Internet has spoiled people and accustomed them to seek only for free services, but if I had done free services, this literary blog would have closed very soon. At the end of August, I’ll come back to work with my book promotion services, and with new services turned to both foreign and Italian authors, such as, for example, submit books and editorial proposals to Italian publishers, or foreign publishers in the case of Italian authors. I…

Global exposure with press releases about books
News , Press Releases / August 8, 2016

Dear readers and authors, with this post I am proud to announce that my latest literary press release has gained a global exposure. I am discussing about the one written for the book titled: Eloise, The Secret Behind The Mask, by L. Vucetich.  But this is not the unique news. Some parts of my press release in English have been used by an international company to create the book trailer I published here.  Furthermore, the press release has been published in several news magazines around the world. Here is the press list:   Eloise: The Secret Behind The Mask by L. Vucetich Eloise: The Secret Behind The Mask by L. Vucetich Eloise: The Secret Behind The Mask by L. Vucetich   Eloise: The Secret Behind The Mask by L. Vucetich   Eloise: The Secret Behind The Mask by L. Vucetich Eloise: The Secret Behind The Mask by L. Vucetich This exposure happened only after the author bought my press release service. I hope  you’ll appreciate my tremendous job to discover new talented authors to promote worldwide. I wish the same results for your book and in the meanwhile, I invite you to enjoy this book trailer.