An Introduction to Popular Self-Publishing Platforms

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

The idea of self-publishing your novel can be overwhelming, but it needn’t be. In fact, it is easier to self-publish these days, especially with the emergence of the Ebook and other forms of digital publication. Here are some of the more popular and user friendly Self-Publishing options out there right now: Smashwords: Ebook: Cost: Free […]


How To Pitch A Non-Fiction Book

By Kim Batchelor on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Literary Agent, Research, Writing. No Comments

If you working on or planning a non-fiction book, here are some tips on how to pitch! Unlike in fiction writing, you don’t have to have a complete manuscript to pitch your book; the important thing is your proposal. The proposal is what you will present to a potential editor, agent, or publisher. A good […]


The best deadline for finishing a first draft: A baby

By Jennifer Bowen on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

For those of you who have read past posts know, I have felt a direct link between my writer’s block and my fertility issues the last five years. Five years. Yes, that’s right. Or four and a half years if I’m getting technical, but I feel like rounding up. During the first two years of […]


A Unique Point of View: a guide to POV

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

“I am writing a book.” “You are writing a book.” “She is writing a book.” All of these phrases are telling the same story, a book is being written by someone, but they sound very different and evoke a different response. These are the options that an author has when deciding from which point of […]


A Study in Pen Names

By Kim Batchelor on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

What are pen names?: A pen name, also known as a pseudonym, is a fake name that is used by an author when publishing their work. The result is that the author’s identity remains unknown until they decide to let the public know who they are. There are many authors who are more well known […]


Mad for #PitMad

By BookHive Admin on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 in Advertising, BookHive Corp, Literary Agent, Novels, Writing. 1 Comment

Alright authors, do you have a completed, unpublished, polished manuscript? Are you ready to pitch it? Are you on twitter? (If not, why aren’t you??) Then get ready, because June 8, September 7, and December 7 of 2017 are the quarterly #PitMad events. So what is #PitMad? From 8:00am-8:00pm Eastern Standard Time, authors who meet […]