How Introverted Authors Can Network Effectively – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

Networking as an introvert can be challenging. Even if you don’t mind schmoozing and collaborating, you’d rather be at your desk typing away with nothing but your thoughts and the ever-advancing cursor. Fortunately, you don’t have to become a social butterfly to get ahead as an author. Authors like Thomas Pynchon and Harper Lee are […]

It Started With a Blog: The Journey to my Self-Published Book – Helen Balkwill | Guest Post

From the ages of six to eight I lived in the complex and dangerous former British colony of Aden in what is the modern country of Yemen. The occupying British had only pulled out one month before my family arrived to join my dad, who had been there for a year working with the new […]

Book Publicity Campaign Extras: PR Elements to Boost Excitement – Diane H. Wong | Guest Post

Book publicity extras—like book tours and book parties—can boost media and reader awareness during your book’s launch. In addition to the book publicity basics you can expect from your publisher or hired publicist, there are a number of other tactical publicity elements that can be deployed in service of getting media attention for your book.   Book […]

How to Write a Book Review for Your Author Website – Dave Chesson | Guest Post

You don’t have to keep cranking out new books to provide engaging content for your readers. Instead, you could write a book review on someone else’s work on your author website. Not only will this help you communicate your opinion with your fans, but you can also make use of Amazon Affiliate links to help […]

Children’s Books Never Go Out of Style – Kathryn Starke | Guest Post

Fifteen years ago, I wrote a children’s book to teach the seven continents to my second-grade students who could not imagine a world outside of their own community. Amy’s Travels became the first children’s picture book to teach all seven continents. Based on the true story of my college suitemate Amy, the example of Latina […]

Marketing Strategies for Authors: Beyond Beginner – Rebecca Carter | Guest Post

You might be ready for more advanced social media strategies. When you first dipped your toe into Twitter or gathered friends on Facebook, it was enough to just have a social media presence. Now that you’ve gotten a little savvier, maybe refresh yourself on social media best practices and etiquette — and then take it […]

How to Set up Your Author Website Quickly and Easily – Pauline Wiles | Guest Post

No doubt you’ve read plenty of sage advice about building a long-term livelihood as an independent author. One recommendation you’ve probably come across before is to establish a website early in your career. Why? Because even if you’re promoting your work widely on social media, and in online groups, it makes sense to have a […]

Marketing Your Newly Published Book – Carolyn Grady | Guest Post

You thought the hard work was done. Your book is published either through a deal with a lesser known publishing company or you self-published. Either way there isn’t going to be a huge marketing campaign to sell your book. If Penguin, Little, Brown and Company or Harper Collins is going to publish your novel, you […]

Self-Publishing Formula: Indie Author David Gaughran [VIDEO]

Self-Publishing Formula recently released their video podcast with champion of indie author justice, David Gaughran. He discusses his start in self-publishing and his observations of the publishing industry and what this means for indie authors. David is correct to point out that the fundamentals of indie publishing have not changed much since 2011. Other topics included in this broadcast include: […]

Top 7 Hacks to Become a Great Self-Publisher – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Self-publishing is getting more popular every day. More than 30 percent of books on Amazon’s Kindle Store are now self-published, and the number is gradually growing. These authors dominate a number of writing genres, including romance, mystery, and sci-fi, so it’s safe to assume you’ve read at least one book by a self-publisher if you’re […]