Self-Help Books by Jason Moser!

Self-help books are a great way to learn and grow in areas you may not have a lot of time to study in. I just added a page to Write and Publish Fiction where you can find all of the self-help type books that I've written and published so you don't have to search around for all of them.

I've included all of my recently published books on Amazon. Please check out all of them and use the ones that will help you in an area you are interested in learning. 

Visit my self-help books page on Write and Publish Fiction to find all of my available books today.

Book Reviews

Book reviews are a great way to build reputation for an author and their work. When someone goes to purchase a book, they read the reviews so they can get a better idea what other people think about the book and if it is worth their while reading.

I write honest, real reviews for books, primarily on and of all of the books I read. I, as an author, understand the importance of these critical assessments of stories and try to give future readers a taste of what the book is about and why they should read it.

Below are some of the book reviews I've written for the recent books I've read. Please check each of them out and judge for yourself. They are all worth it.

DESIRE & PREJUDICE by Jean-Louis McMillan is one of the best romance stories I've read all year. It is about the healing powers of true love and the damning powers of cultural prejudice. It is one of the most moving romance stories I've ever read. When two people are drawn so passionately to each other from first sight, entirely from the heart, nothing else in the world seems to matter. Visit this author's book on to read the entire review.

I can't wait to see more novels by this author!

More reviews will be posted soon. If you would like a book review written for your story, please visit my writing services marketplace.

Self Publishing is the Way to Go for New Fiction Authors

Self publishing is a wonderful alternative for fiction authors to get their story in front of readers. It sounds like a lot of work, but knowing the entire publishing process will quickly change your mind. This post will teach you that it isn't as hard as it sounds and why book publishers are rapidly becoming a thing of the past in the new world of book publishing.

Self Publishing

I published each of my fiction stories and self help books after discovering that publishing is actually the simplest parts of book writing. You can thank the great creation of technology and the World Wide Web for the vast amounts of resources and tools available to authors to help them. Back before the technology boom, authors had to solicit stories to book publishers in order to get books into print. Not anymore.

Self publishing is defined as the easy process of formatting and printing your book after it is written. Sure it is great to have a big named publisher on your book cover, but it must be understood that on average a book published through a traditional publisher will only sell 100 copies of a book and only one percent of published authors will hit the New York Times best sellers list. Doing everything yourself is within reach like never before and can even give you more advantages in the long run.

First, you must learn what a publisher does when they publish a book. The process is simple. Once you are done writing a story and it is in a standard manuscript format, it is at the beginning of the publishing process. This is when you start editing your story.

This can be very costly, so there is some great book writing software that can help with this and get the manuscript ready for the next stage. You can use editing software to find and correct the errors of your first draft. Use this opportunity to make your story the best that it can be.

Next is the formatting stage. Formatting a story is easy to learn but can be the hardest to part of the process. A program like Microsoft Word can create the professional format your book needs to succeed in the marketplace. Self publishing requires creativity on multiple levels, something each author possesses deep down inside. These artistic talents enable you to format your book into a "what you see is what you get" spread that is ready to publish into .PDF format. Just look at a few books that have already been published and use the same internal format.

Several print on demand companies are available to self publish your story. They accept uploaded files, but the book must be in a format of how it should look when it is printed. This formatting step of the process is crucial as the look and feel of your published book is all about your reputation.

Once the story is formatted and converted to .PDF, it is time to create the finishing touches. You must now create the ever important part of your book, the cover. A book cover is generally the first thing a person sees when they are looking for something to read. It's important for your book cover to gather as much interest from a reader so they want to pick it up and open up the cover. This is where more of your creative artistic abilities come into action. If you can use a photo editing or imaging software, you can easily create a cover for your book. But for those authors who don't have time or aren't able to create a book cover, there are many places to purchase a book cover custom made for a story.

Your formatted book and book cover are now ready to be self published using a print on demand company. Print on demand companies usually take money out of the cost to print the book after the book is purchased. The author self publishing the story gets to keep all of the remaining revenues generated from the sale instead of giving most of it to a publisher.

Self publishing your book will give you more profit for each book sale, benefiting you a lot more than what a publisher can offer. Since a publisher doesn't directly sell an author's book, all of the sales efforts are the responsibility of the writer. This self promotion after publishing takes a great amount of effort, but pays off better than when you publish the traditional way.

The benefits of self publishing a book in today's age of technology seriously outweigh those of a publisher. Learn more about writing and self publishing fiction to understand the true rewards from the efforts.

Fiction Book Marketing

Fiction book marketing is all but easy. You finish publishing your fiction book and check everyday to see the flood of money filling your bank account. But nothing happens. Just because you publish your book, it doesn't mean it is going to sell itself. You must now shift gears from writer to marketing expert.

Fiction Book Marketing

Well, you don't have to be a sales expert to effectively sell you fiction books. You just have to know how to do it, which most writers do not. Why don't they know how to sell books? Because they are writers, not salesmen or women.

Books don't generally sell themselves. They need a certain amount of influence to get the ball rolling. You as an author are in charge of that push because it is your book. Even if a big named publisher produces your book, you are still the primary source of that books success. The publisher's name on the book may help a little, but without you, the book goes nowhere.

Statistically speaking, only about 1 percent of all fiction books published each year reach the New York Times Best Sellers List. Those are the ones that sell millions of copies. Only 10 percent of writer's books sell more than a hundred copies, and the rest are under that.

With those statistics in mind, you are thinking that it's just not worth it to even publish a book, right? Well, the reason only 10 percent of the authors sell more than a hundred copies of their books is because they are doing some form of marketing to get exposure for their book. The 1 percent are heavily marketing their books and the ones who don't have a lot of books sold aren't marketing it at all or very little.

Marketing is the most difficult hurdle to overcome once your book is published. Whether you self publish or go through a publisher, you must change your thinking from writer to advertiser.

If you don't know much about marketing, which most people don't, you need to do a lot of research and educate yourself on the ins and outs of marketing. The Fiction Book Marketing System is a great place to start your education.

How to Publish a Book

Learn how to publish a book through Write and Publish Fiction's extensive information and resources. Whether you are planning on taking your story to a publisher to do the work for you or you plan on self-publishing it, there isn't a whole lot of work to do.

If you self publish your work, you will have to do all of the work, or arrange all of the work to be done for you. I publish all of my own books and it's really not as difficult as it sounds.

Now there are some things that writers find hard such as editing their own writing or making a book cover, but the formatting of the book is very easy with a simple word processing system. What you see is what you get.

If you are going to submit your book to a publisher, they want your story in a certain format so they can easily convert it to the format they want for your book. That can take more time to do, but you won't have to worry about the book cover and editing as much.

Be careful with vanity presses that promise to help you "self-publish" your work. You will pay a good fee to have your cover made and to have them format your book, and the DON'T generally edit your story. You must have this done first before submitting your story to them.

Also, when going through a publisher other than yourself, you usually give up all your writes to the book for a set amount of years. With self-publishing, you will learn how to publish a book that you have complete control over and can republish it if you find errors in it. The downfall of doing it all yourself is limited access to book store databases and such - it's more difficult to sell your books once they are published.

Learn how to publish a book and get your story on the market today!

Write and Publish Fiction Update

I just updated the Write and Publish Fiction home page. If you are a fiction writer and need help with writing, publishing, or marketing your fiction stories, please browse through the site and subscribe to my newsletter. There are hundreds of pages of great information throughout the website that will help you in every area of writing.

And while you are at it, don't forget to submit your fiction short stories for this year's Fiction Shorts, a fiction compilation that I personally edit and publish so you can make money with your short fiction stories.

Short Story Publishing Opportunity for Fiction Writers

Jason Moser, developer and manager of, has opened up a short story publishing opportunity for new and experienced writers to produce the best short fiction compilation of 2013.

Short Story Publishing Opportunity

Who is going to be the next batch of fiction authors to see their names in print? Write and Publish Fiction is accepting short fiction story submissions for the 2013 Fiction Shorts compilation to be published this fall.

The debut Fiction Shorts publication "The Writer's Chest", published November 2012, introduced ten fiction writers and thirteen short fiction stories to the fiction book market. Each story, edited, formatted, and published into a compilation of stories by Jason Moser received rave reviews from its readers.

Jason said, "With the success of "The Writer's Chest", I can't wait to publish the next set of stories this fall." In a market as saturated as the fiction book market, a new or undiscovered writer needs something that stands out and attracts attention to their writing. The Fiction Shorts writing contest developed through Jason's website, helps get author's names out to the world while teaching the authors about the entire publishing process.

"I already help authors find information about all fiction writing topics, but decided to take it a step further and do some actual hands-on work with the authors to help them in a more powerful and positive way."

Publishing a book is easy. But, as a fiction author, Jason understands all of the frustrations of selling a fiction story with limited resources. Marketing is the most difficult aspect for a fiction writer, especially those who have other careers or no time to really get out there and push the sales. Fiction Shorts is not a single author's responsibility after it is published. The marketing efforts are compounded, greatly increasing the chance of selling more books.

The Fiction Shorts project is an annual publication that takes submitted stories by various fiction authors and through a panel of judges, chooses the ones that followed all of the direction to be in the final compilation. Once the book is published, all profits made from the exclusive sale of the book are split equally to each author through royalty shares, one share per author per story. "This book not only gives the author a 'published' status, it's also an income stream to help them with future writing efforts and a great motivational push toward their writing dreams."

Learn more about the short story publishing opportunity and the submission process for the 2013 edition of Fiction Shorts.

English Grammar

English grammar is the thread that holds together the fabric of your writing. It is the most important part of your manuscript and it is essential that your story is completely error free, including simple grammar mistakes, before submitting it to a publisher for consideration.

Just think if you received a submission as a publisher, one of over a hundred manuscripts that day, and you only have time to read the first page of each one. As you are reading, the page is littered with bad grammar. No quotations, several run-on sentences, misspellings, words used in the wrong context. How long do you think you're going to read the story. You will probably throw it in the garbage can after the first few mistakes.

Publishers don't have time to waste when reviewing manuscripts. They are in it to make money and if they have to put too much money into it, you will get rejected.

And then there is self-publishing. Self publishing is another area where you need to have your story as perfect as it can be. If you are submitting your story to a company that "self-publishes" your book, they may make a great cover for it, but they don't edit it. What you see is what you get, so you better make sure it is free of English grammar mistakes, for reputation sake.

Here are some pages on Write and Publish Fiction that teach you all about grammar, showing you what terms are involved with grammar, how to use commonly misused words, and tools that can help you improve your grammar.

What is grammar?

English Grammar Definitions

English Grammar Tips

Online Grammar Checker

Even if you think you know everything about grammar and word usage, please review these pages as they could help save you the embarrassment when someone else smarter than you reads your book.

Over the Edge Free on Kindle

Hey all. I wanted to give you an opportunity to read my second novel, Over the Edge. From now until the 29th, you can read it for FREE by purchasing it on for your Kindle.

It's a very exciting suspense adventure about a young man who doesn't like his life in the Navy and when the woman of his dreams says "no" to his proposal, he decides to run away, heading deep into the Flathead National Forest for true, stress-free freedom. Little did he know the Navy would make it as difficult as they can for him, especially after an incident changes everything.

Fiction Shorts 2013

The 2013 Edition of Fiction Shorts is here and I'm ready to go. After a successful first year publication of The Writer's Chest (the first edition of Fiction Shorts for 2012), I am ready to create the next short fiction compilation for 2013.

Fiction Shorts 2013

Fiction Shorts are designed to help new and aspiring fiction authors write and publish short fiction stories using a co-op with other authors. The compilation will generate royalties that are split equally among all of the authors.

Put that short fiction to work instead of leaving it on the shelf. Submission is free and you can submit your work up to June 30, 2013 after which the stories will be screened and judged for acceptance following the rules.

Visit Fiction Shorts for more information regarding the submission rules and send me your short fiction stories.