Posts Tagged ‘Publishing’
How Will an Author Platform Make You a More Successful Author?
*Updated 2019* (This post is for those in need of understanding book marketing. We’re not here to discuss the craft and art of writing, which is another subject entirely, and something, I would hope, each author has spent many hours on already.) Every day I hear prickly, sometimes even angry authors, discussing the evils of…Read More
This is Why I Love Working with Indie Authors by @EvatopiaLit
I have to admit…years ago I was a publishing snob. I had worked as an editor and publicist for authors who were published by the big houses: St. Martin’s Press, Scholastic, and Simon & Schuster, just to name a few. The idea of self-publishing was still a no-no, but then I took the leap to…Read More
Difference Between BetaReaders and ARC Readers: What You Need To Know by @MelissaFlicks
Please welcome Melissa Flicks, my cohost for #BookMarketingChat, author assistant extraordinaire, and general whirlwind. Melissa explains the difference between betareaders and ARC readers, and why it’s important writers know the difference. During our latest #BookMarketingChat, we briefly touched on the topic of betareaders and ARC readers. Since we didn’t have time to discuss them in detail…Read More
This Is The Reason Your Author Platform Impacts Book Sales
How much impact does your author platform have on book sales? People ask me this all the time — they want hard numbers. Author: If I tweet about this or that for three months, if I post on my Facebook page about my book or share a few reviews, if I share a recipe board…Read More
Don’t Make These 5 mistakes When Querying Agents and Publishers w/ @EvatopiaLit
Please welcome guest author, Margery Walshaw, founder of Evatopia, Inc., a multi-media company with divisions supporting literary management, publishing, and marketing. Clients range from individuals to major publishing firms. As Principal of Evatopia, Margery has served as an editor and publicist to novelists who are published by Berkley, Simon & Schuster, St. Martin’s Press, and Scholastic.…Read More
How Can #BookMarketingChat Help You Sell More Books?
Easy. Just by attending the chat each week on Wednesdays (6pm pst/9pm est), you’ll learn numerous ways to market your books and it costs you nothing but an hour. No money. No hidden charges. Nada. **I do not cover book creation in a marketing chat, however, I cannot stress enough that your book must be…Read More
Which Social Media Channel Sells The Most Books?
“Which one social media channel will net me the most book sales?” an author asked me recently during my new weekly #BookMarketingChat (join any Wednesday on Twitter, 6pm pst/9pm est simply by typing in the hashtag). Well, it’s not that easy. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just go to say, Facebook, because…Read More
10 of the Easiest Ways to Take Your Book From Novice to Number One! by @lisadouthitww
Please welcome my guest, Gravity Imprint author Lisa Douthit, who wrote Amazon’s #1 bestselling book, Wellness Warrior – Fighting for Life in Fabulous Shoes, is a cancer survivor and Integrative Health Consultant who is passionate about healing from all perspectives. Writing is an art form. So is book marketing. I’m no expert at either. I’m an Integrative Health…Read More
How You Are Getting In Your Own Way Every Day and How To Stop Now
While I primarily write for authors, this article can really apply to anyone, because I see this daily from people and sometimes, if I’m truly honest with myself, I have to kick my own ass. We all have opportunities daily to achieve some kind of goals, whether it’s running that extra mile, eating less, writing…Read More
What is The Art of the Hustle and Why it Matters
The Art of the Hustle I had a really good conversation with top music industry veteran, Rodney Alejandro, this week about music and books, and how [share ]the art of the hustle is completely different for recording artists vs. authors.[/share] The mindset is polar opposite. If an artist wants to make it, there’s none of…Read More