Book Trailers: Still On Trend?

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 in Marketing, Research, Uncategorized, Writing. No Comments

When you are trying to self-promote your novel, getting people interested can be hard. One of the tried and true methods to do so is to make a trailer for your book, much in the same way there are trailers for movies.  But, the average person may not have ever seen a book trailer. This […]

Writing Prompts for Fighting Writer’s Block

By Kim Batchelor on Sunday, November 19th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing. No Comments

With National Writing Month coming to an end, many of you may be burned out. Writer’s block can be hard to overcome. One of the worst things to do can be to try to force yourself to write a section, paragraph, or idea just because you really need to get it done. You won’t have […]

What’s the Deal with the New Adult Genre?

By Kim Batchelor on Friday, November 10th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research. No Comments

With the popularity of books like Harry Potter and Twilight peaking over the last decade or so, the genre of Young Adult (YA) has been in forefront of media attention. This genre stars characters who are the same age as their target audience of mid-teens to late-teens. But what about those readers who are slightly […]

Are You Ready for National Novel Writing Month?

By Kim Batchelor on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing. No Comments

Happy November! Many of you may know that November is National Novel Writing Month, colloquially known as NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a time in which all writes are encouraged to write that novel they have been putting off. The typical word goal for NaNoWriMo is at least 50,000 words to be written during the month of […]

What to Consider When Looking to Translate Your Book

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Marketing, Research, Self-Publishing. No Comments

If you are looking to sell your book internationally, something to consider is the option to localize your book by translating it into other languages. Translation is more than a plug and chug. Harry Potter has been translated into 68 languages and each translation needed to edit all the anagrams and acronyms so they worked […]

How To Use Dashes and Hyphens

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Writing. No Comments

One of the most confusing types of punctuation to use and become comfortable with are dashes and hyphens. It is my hope to provide you with a helpful guide—so that you too may become a dash master. Rule 1: Hyphens and Dashes are not interchangeable in formal writing (do what you’d like in your personal […]

Setting Up the Perfect Book Launch

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 in Advertising, BookHive Corp, Marketing. No Comments

Your book is finally published and printed; it’s time to get the good news out to the rest of the world! Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when setting up your Book Launch. Venue: There are a lot of potential locations to consider renting for your book launch. Conference rooms at hotels […]

Adjective Order: The Red Big Barn

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Writing. No Comments

Writer’s love description. When describing a given object or person a writer can use as many descriptors as they would like. This is because English allows for multiple adjectives to be listed consecutively. It was a beautiful, small, shiny, round, old coin. It was a big, dirty, old, red, wooden barn. In these examples there […]

How to Get a Book Cover

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Self-Publishing. No Comments

When you are looking to self-publish, you are in control of everything about your book, including the cover. Since traditional publishers usually have their own resources for creating the perfect cover for your book, it isn’t something everyone stops to think about until they are faced with the problem of acquiring their own. There are […]