You have registered as a seller on Amazon.com, done the research, chosen the niche and even ordered or started to write a book. You are almost done picking a picture for the cover page and saved some dollars for editing and formatting on Fiverr. Now it is time to learn how to promote your book to receive reviews and purchases. Step 1. Make your book free to collect feedback. Reviews are the most valuable currency on Amazon and you should do anything to get them. Start with “selling” your book for free. 3-7 days are enough, but you will have to promote it very intensely through additional sources during that time. Once your book is published press “promote and..
In the previous article we gave some insightful information about why it is possible to earn a fair amount of money on Amazon selling books. Also, we explained how to register on Kindle Direct Publishing. We hope you followed our instructions, because today we move forward to picking up the topic for a book, writing or ordering it and formatting. This will be a completely practical article, so if you need additional inspiration you can address the first part of the manual. So… Let’s conquer Amazon! Choosing a Niche and a Topic Choosing a niche and topics for a book is the most important and creative task in this endeavor. We will work only with non-fiction literature her..
Missing a deadline is an unfortunate, but almost inevitable situation, especially in a high season. Some writers say that the worst part of it is being fined or receiving bad reviews, while others are terrified by a necessity to make a legitimate excuse. How about a matrix which will help you convert real thoughts into exquisite excuses? Small hint! You can make as many matches as you want. Mix parts across the matrix, just make sure to follow the golden formula of excuse: Starting line + Confession + Reason + Apology + Promise. Jokes aside, if you have missed a deadline we advise you to follow these tips and minimize the damage because your reputation an..
As you can see from the title of this article, we are going to cover another grammar topic to boost your writing skills. But, unlike the previous topics, where everything was more or less clear, compounds are forerunners of the anarchy where the most definite word is “sometimes.” Sometimes compounds are written together, and sometimes they are hyphenated. Already having fun? Wait till we tell you more. Types of Compounds There are 3 kinds of word combinations: Open – two or more words written separately (e.g. mineral water, mountain plants, etc.) Hyphenated – two or more words with a hyphen(s) between them (e.g. non-English-speaking, two-mile walk, etc..
If in real world time is money than in the world of academic writing time is a real treasure. The time of a writer, every minute of it, has its value in hard currency and the loss of it means a loss of monthly earnings. Surely, it’s not an eye-opener for you, and you must have tried tons of time management tips. But… all in vain. Why? Because they don’t take into account the specifics of academic writing. Too broad, too vague… And what about time-saving techniques for library research? Any tips for quick formatting? Not a single word. It’s time to sort things out. Below is the practical 4-week plan to manage your time more effectiv..
Punalur Chandrasekharan is both a writer and a Creative Head at Gbrainindia.com, India. He writes for films, TV series and documentaries and also directs them. Being a graduate from several universities he has been working in almost every field related to academic and creative writing. Looking back and analyzing his experience, Mr. Chandrasekharan wrote a letter addressing himself as a young writer, whom he was years ago. What I Want to Say The competition for survival manifests in every phase of our lives, and the field of online academic writing is not an exception. It might become a treasure trove for the skilled, but for many others, it brings only uncertaint..
Every experienced writer has his or her own “I Wish I Knew” list, in which you can find all sorts of pitfalls, dilemmas and not optimal choices from the time they were newbies. We asked freelance academic writers with experience to share some pieces of advice from that list with us. Enjoy and don’t forget to make notes! Advice # 1. Wordiness is Harmful "If one cuts a six sentence paragraph to four without changing the meaning of the piece, that's great. Wordiness is harmful. It confuses the reader and lowers the quality of the paper. Imagine yourself explaining advertising or computer functions to someone with no knowledge of it. Impossible, right? Writing for..
There are bright sides of academic writing, and there is a shadow part. EssayLancers went undercover to make an investigation of essay writing accounts for sale. In 2015 we already presented you with an in-depth study of this shadow market. Hence, now you can not only read about online academic writing accounts being sold but also see the dynamics. In this article, we will cover “why,” “where,” “what” and “how much” of the academic accounts on sale market. The Story behind This Investigation It all started with our attempt of a journalistic research under cover. The idea was to buy an essay writing account and see how simple that..
If you are a non-native, here’s a question to you: Do you want to write like a native speaker? It’s a simple question, and the majority of non-native academic writers will probably say “Yes!” A small part will claim that it’s impossible. And some will take a stand and debate the meaning of “native speaker.” But the truth is that everything depends on you. Non-native English writers prevail in the freelance academic writing industry, and it’s a fact, not a theory. So, if you’re willing at least to try to write like a native, there is certainly something you can do. Everything Is about the Flow What do you know about fluency?..
Writers say there is nothing more dreadful than choosing between infinitive and gerund when writing an essay. While it might be true, we have prepared a quiz which will both test your knowledge on this matter and help you remember more of what you learned. Can you score 12 out of 12?
When EssayLancers was just created, we had an ambitious plan to do something really useful for academic writers worldwide, something practically applicable to their daily writing routine. And we started gathering details of your experience to write on burning aspects of a writer’s career: we wrote about scam agencies, gave tips on how to deal with clients completed lists of websites where you can 100% earn extra money. On the 30th of March, we have made a level up - we arranged the first free online webinar for freelance academic writers. It was a new exciting experience we were eager to live through..
We bet that it doesn't matter for how long you are in academic writing, words “infinitive” and “gerund” still make you flinch. And even after years of speaking, reading and writing in English you still hesitate when it comes to choosing between these two verb forms as if it’s a matter of life and death. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We’ve prepared this post for you to use when you have problems with gerunds or infinitives. Read it, enjoy the clarity and add it to your bookmarks. Infinitives If you know the main rules of using to + verb forms, it’s quite easy to get your bearings in this part of the grammar. So, the infinitives are used: ..
We never leave you without grammar quiz once we have learned something new. If you need, before taking this one, go back and check on the rules for using numbers in academic writing. Good luck!
Sasha B., 29, is an academic writer and a ghostwriter. She tried working with different agencies, and WizardWriters was among them. Sasha spent about 3,5 years working for this writing website. She got a PRO-status in half a year and made freelance writing her main occupation for some time. Now she is working more as a ghostwriter and a creative writer but still takes some academic assignments from the clients she worked with previously. When you start working as a freelance academic writer you feel like every order you can get should be yours. It is not only a question of money or rating, it is more l..
Ghostwriting is one of the least discussed writing jobs, so it has a “ghost” part not without reason. Partly it is explained by the variety of shades ghostwriting has, depending on the industry, country, volume of work, etc. This type of writing occupation is also less discussed than others due to the contracts which oblige most of the ghostwriters to stay silent. The more writer earns as a ghostwriter, the less information about it one can get from him or her. But there are no boundaries for us if we have decided to unveil the truth about something for our readers! Learn about the history of ghostwriting and the opportunities it gives to the modern writers. Alexandre Dumas and ..
Did you know that writing numbers is included in the list of the most common mistakes in academic writing? Well, now you do, and we bet you’ll find out lots of new facts and rules while reading our article because we have learned a great deal of them researching this question. There is no shame in “I haven’t known this before” as the choice between writing numbers in words or numerals is complicated indeed. So, whether you’re ready or not, we are setting off on a journey through writing oceans with numerical hidden reefs. NOTE: The rules described below apply to general and scholarly papers on Humanities or Social Sciences. For technical works, on..
What is the main key to a successfully written academic paper? The answer is information. I mean facts, statistics, research findings, names, figures and anything you’d use to research, analyze and, at last, spill out in a form of an academic piece. And where do writers get 90% of the information for their papers? Right, the Holy Internet! However, knowing how to use Google is only half the battle. I will tell you how to win another half with these free online libraries I used myself while working as an academic writer. Grab them and do your best! 1. Internet Archive It is an online library that contains millions of free movies, books, websites, software and ..
There are different kinds of modal verbs in English, but actually, just a few of them are often used in academic writing. And even with this scarce choice it’s possible to make blunt mistakes. So let’s have a closer look at the kinds of modal verbs that can be easily used in academic writing. Common Modal Verbs in Academic Writing Modal Verbs of Possibility Would, might, could, may, etc., are the modal verbs of possibility/probability. We use them to make a guess of what could happen in the nearest future, or to tell that something is likely to happen in a specific situation. As we have already mentioned that despite the fact that academic writing is quite affirmatory, whe..
Amir Khan is a content writer who has obtained a degree in Marketing Management and Economics, worked as a business administrator, student counselor, blogger, etc., and tried academic writing as well. As a person with so much experience in different fields, Amir is going to tell in his article what the difference between simple content writing and academic writing is, and how to overcome it. Before we jump on to the methodology that needs to be followed to make a switch to academic writing from content writing, readers must go through some of the key elements that differentiate the former from the latter. They both, although related, require different skill sets. Content writi..
The worst thing you can do is give yourself some slack. Yeah, the holidays are coming and your workload will substantially decline but that doesn’t mean you can relax. This period is perfect for improving your skills and getting back to full form. So, let’s get started here! Recently we’ve published an article on punctuation rules so that you could refresh your grasp on the most important elements of academic writing. And now we offer you to pass the punctuation quiz and learn how well you have caught on.
You have registered as a seller on Amazon.com, done the research, chosen the niche and even ordered or started to write a book. You are almost done picking a picture for the cover page and saved some..
In the previous article we gave some insightful information about why it is possible to earn a fair amount of money on Amazon selling books. Also, we explained how to register on Kindle Direct Publis..
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