I’m a big fan of Kimberly Martin’s self-publishing advice and super pumped she agreed to guest post on my blog. Click on the title above for her list of eight self-publishing mistakes made by new authors.
We all have issues we care about, and anyone who tells you novels shouldn’t have agendas hasn’t read any lately. But how do we as authors plot issues into our manuscripts without coming off as preachy and one-sided? Click the title above to continue reading.
The benefits of blog hops are many. Sometimes called link-up parties, hops are a great way to meet other writers/bloggers and build your author community; gain traffic and engagement on your site; and I’ve even seen them used as a tool in virtual book-launch tours. Click the title above to continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
For those of us at the beginning of our, traditional-publishing journey, should we be striving for novel novels or aiming instead for something at the intersection of originality and what’s already selling? Click the title above to continue reading.