Why book marketing is a marathon with legs of sprinting #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

As someone whose career was in marketing long before I became an author, I want to make sure other authors understand why the marathon mindset is important. Here’s what marketers know: it takes 6-plus touch points to reach someone’s consciousness, which means your brand has to interact with a person at least 6 times before they’ll remember it. Click the title above to continue reading.

How to polish your manuscript and query an editor (#IWSG Blog Hop)

The Internet is flush with editors. So I should be able to email my favorite genre matches, and they’ll jump at the chance to work with me, right? Not necessarily. Logic dictates that editors can only take on so many projects at a time. Editor Andi Cumbo explains how to put your best foot forward. Click the title above to continue reading.

Developing your reading list: a strategy for authors (#AuthorToolboxBlogHop)

With so many book options and only so many reading hours in the day, how do we as authors narrow to the most practical reading list? The logical side of my brain needed a way to sort the options, and the result is my list of eight categories of books (and articles) we should be thinking about when determining our reading list. Click the title above to continue reading.

#AuthorToolboxBlogHop: monthly hop for authors who want to learn more about being authors

Welcome to the third year of the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop, which is a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful. Click the title above to continue reading.

2017 List of Twitter Chats for Writers (latest new chat added Sep 2018)

Here’s my list of 31 active Twitter chats. Search the list for which ones you might be interested in checking out, add a reminder to your calendar, and join in the discussions. Click the title above to continue reading.