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?)

Marketing Your Self-Published Book on Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool for self-published authors to market their books. With millions of potential readers at your fingertips, you’re going to want to utilize social media platforms to promote your work. So, take the time to build momentum and significantly enhance your online presence and visibility, and you may find even more

How to Create a Bookstagram Account

Welcome to the world of Bookstagram! If you're a book lover and want to share your passion for reading with a community of like-minded individuals, you’re going to want to create a Bookstagram account on Instagram. It’s the perfect way to connect with fellow bibliophiles, find new books, share your own book, and share your

By |2023-12-06T01:13:01+00:00October 4th, 2023|Categories: Creative Living, Social Media Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Differences Between Literary Fiction and Contemporary Fiction

If you're a writer or a reader, you may have seen “contemporary fiction” and “literary fiction” used to describe various works of fiction. But what do these terms mean? In this post, we’ll explore the differences between the fiction genres, and how to decide which genre to use for your writing. What is Contemporary Fiction?

By |2023-12-06T01:13:38+00:00September 27th, 2023|Categories: Writing Fiction|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Do Book Research Before Writing Fiction?

Research is crucial for a novel for many reasons. When you research, you ensure your story is accurate and believable. If you include details about a specific time, profession, or location, you’ll need to do research to ensure your descriptions are true and realistic. This helps add authenticity to your book and helps readers become

By |2023-12-06T01:14:00+00:00September 20th, 2023|Categories: How-To Series, Writing Fiction|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Dos and Don’ts of Motivating Yourself to Write a Book

Motivation and discipline are important factors in writing a book. It’s not uncommon, however, for writers to experience difficulties in maintaining their motivation during the writing process. That said, there are several strategies writers can use to keep themselves motivated and on track. Setting goals, creating a writing routine, and taking breaks are all ways

By |2023-12-06T01:14:18+00:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: Creative Living|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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