If you are a small business person and do not have a blog, LinkedIn offers a sensational platform that you can use for free. If you do have a blog, you have the opportunity to link this platform to your existing blog to drive new traffic and attention to your author platform!
More and more Social Media sites open publishing platforms to all its members. LinkedIn’s platform was opened to about…
How to find the right cover designer for your novel
by Nicole Eva Fraser
I’m not usually a procrastinator—but I delayed getting a cover design for my novel I Don’t Think It’s
That Simple till after I’d polished and proofed the manuscript and prepped it for e-Book formatting. Why? Because Cali MacKay, who designed the cover for my first novel, The Hardest Thing in This World, was no longer…
An appealing website is pivotal for any author who wants to establish themselves in a particular genre. Websites are low overhead and an impressive web page can allow new or up and coming authors to compete on the same level as Bestseller icons, such as Stephen King or J.K. Rowling.
A fabulous website also can be a central location for the variety of social media readers expect to find their…
Writing a novel or a non-fiction book is hard enough, and then have to market your book against a lot of competition might take you, like many other writers, the fun out of publishing. And even those authors that go with a publishing house would rather write, then to spend all their time on Social Media or book signings.
There are many ways for authors to write more and spend less time…
Study Potential Contract Givers’ Websites
This is an important point! The biggest pet peeve for freelance employers or media is, when they receive pitches from people who haven’t read their magazine or researched their company – or when they get a query for a topic that has just been published. Know the magazine inside out!
Before submitting anything to a major publication, make sure you read…
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The odds of winning the Lottery and becoming a millionaire are approximately 1 in 14 million. For
authors to find a publisher, the odds are somewhat better. Maybe 1 out of 500 or 1,000 queries,
depending on the agent / publisher, might lead to a contract. These publishing professionals
receive 150 – 500 unsolicited book pitches per day! from writers.
No matter if you send a query…
Multiple author Randy Ross explains in one of his latest blogs: ”Recent changes to Facebook make the social media site even less useful to writers looking to promote their work for free. His fantastic blog article includes an overview of the changes, plus some tips on how to use them to your advantage.
Facebook-Logout by Ivo Quartiroli
.Recent Developments on Facebook that Affect Writers
The Book Report with Host Elaine Charles is a fun, fast-moving, fact-filled show in 10 major markets across the USA. Check their radio stations and show schedules:
A lively mix of author interviews, audio book previews and chats with those influential in the literary world, The Book Reporthas become appointment listening for bibliophiles and book clubs alike. It’s a great way to find out…
Some time ago, The Guardian wrote about Amazon’s Singles and the New York Times ran a fascinating profile of David Blum, the editor of Amazon’s “Kindle Singles” store, a the whole phenomenon of Singles – and what it means for the future of books.
Amazon has sold nearly 5 million Kindle singles over the last 27 months, according to Teleread. Blum receives more than 1,000 unsolicited manuscripts…
It’s always surprising: when searchingon Google for a certain word or topic, I often find our own articles and blog posts, as well as re-posted content from our Google+ sites on Google’s first page. This very high ranking on Google’s Search Engine means that users find easily our content. And if YOU, as an author, write a lot of posts, blog articles etc. – always with a link to your website…