writing a non-fiction book

How to write a non-fiction book: Three ways to leverage interviews

One of the biggest missed opportunities for aspiring authors is failing to leverage great interviews when writing a book. Instead of working in a vacuum, it’s so easy to step outside that and get the perfect material to take your project to the next level. Here are three ways interviewing people can be a godsend […]

book cover design

Book Cover Design – 5 Covers That Work and Why

People judge books by their covers. That’s why it’s worth the time for authors to learn a little about designing a book cover so they understand what works and why. In this video, I show five examples of awesome covers and share some tips for designing your own book cover. A few small changes could […]

marketing for authors

November Media Publishing and Pithy Wordsmithery Join Forces!

On October 3, 2017, November Media Publishing signed a one-year contract with Amelia Forczak, and her marketing firm, Pithy Wordsmithery. “This is great news for our current and future authors,” Tiheasha Beasley mentioned during a chat with her online authors’ group. Pithy Wordsmithery specializes in strategic marketing content. They work with business owners and authors […]

Iceland beauty

Beauty, Loss, and Iceland

I’m having an existential crisis. As an optimist, I try to forget that the world can be unbearably brutal sometimes. (Obviously things can get very bad, but they probably won’t! Most things tend to work out just fine in the end!) But all it takes is one crushing loss to challenge this sunshine and rainbows […]

author rejection

Why Authors need to get Comfortable with Rejection

If you want to publish through a traditional publishing house, rejection is a fact of life. You’ll be submitting your idea for your book to literary agents and publishers, and chances are, you’re going to hear a bunch of criticism and Nos along the way. As an author, it’s important to get comfortable with rejection […]

Christopher House Read-a-thon

Growing up, my house was practically exploding with books. They were crammed into bookcases, stacked high on end tables, and strewn across the bed in the guest room. From paperback novels, to kids’ picture books, to an endless stream of magazines, no surface was safe from the ever-growing surplus of reading material. Even the staircase […]

The Disruptors’ Feast

A New Bestselling Book! The Disruptors’ Feast by Frits van Paasschen

Released on January 16th, 2017, The Disruptors’ Feast hit the Amazon #1 bestseller spot in 10 categories! The Pithy Wordsmithery team has been working with author Frits van Paasschen for the past year to help with editing, manuscript evaluation, website development, and marketing. This has been one of our favorite projects for so many reasons! […]

Book Endorsement Quotes

How To Ask For Book Endorsement Quotes

With all of the books available today, it’s important for authors to do everything they can to make their books stand out.  A great way of doing this is by getting endorsement quotes about the book before it’s published.  These quotes can be printed on the book jacket or inside pages, as well as used […]

Female Leaders

Stop Hating on Female Leaders

Jimmy Kimmel had a great skit last night with Hillary Clinton.  He provided “helpful” advice to help Hillary win the election: “You’re too loud… it comes off as a little shrill… you’re making a speech, not an arrest.” She speaks more quietly. “You have to speak up because we can’t hear you.  You’re like a […]