About Erika Bennett

The Mill City Press team has been working with self-published authors since 2006, which has taught them a lot about the self-publishing process. This is their chance to share their knowledge with you. (Did we mention they love books?)

Everything You Need to Know about Writing Beach Reads

Beach reads are a sub-genre of fiction, and include books you might read at the beach, the lake, at a resort, or another summer vacation destination. These books are often set at the beach and are typically published in late spring to early summer. This popular sub-genre intends for readers to take them on summer

By |2024-05-16T17:49:20+00:00May 22nd, 2024|Categories: Writing Fiction|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Need 5 Ideas to Promote Your Book? We’ve Got You!

Writing and producing a book is a small part of the publishing process. Promoting and marketing the finished product is also key in ensuring you see success with your self-published book. While self-publishing has made it easier to get your work out to the world, the truth is that without devoting time and energy to

By |2024-05-02T19:50:26+00:00May 15th, 2024|Categories: Book Marketing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Have Your Fiction Book Ready for Summer Release

Summer releases of fiction books see higher sales because it’s when many readers have more free time. The summer season naturally leans more toward relaxation and leisure activities. How do you make sure your fiction book is ready to be released a year from now? In this article, we’re covering what books do well with

How to Create and Maintain a Creative Life

Living creatively isn’t just for artists, writers, or musicians. We can all enhance our professional and personal lives by adding in more playful, creative moments throughout our days. The fun part is that a "creative life" means something a bit different to everyone. Here are eight of our best tips for creating and maintaining a

By |2024-05-02T19:20:54+00:00May 1st, 2024|Categories: Creative Living|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is a Trope, and Should I Use It in My Writing?

You’ve probably heard the term “trope” thrown around in discussions about storytelling and writing techniques. But what exactly is a trope, and how can you effectively use them in your writing? In this blog post, we'll explore the definition of a trope, examine how to incorporate them into your writing, and discuss the debate about

By |2024-03-19T18:56:53+00:00March 20th, 2024|Categories: Writing a Book, Writing Fiction|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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