Bringin’ SocialBack: Using Social Media without Killing Your Writing Time

You’ve probably heard the commonplace advice on how creating a presence on social media can help you build your author platform. The problem is that it’s all too easy to logon to your favorite social media site of choice and find that you’ve spent far too much time than you had intended, possibly […]

Overcoming the struggle of getting your book reviewed

Just published your book, and finding it difficult to find book reviewers? Getting book reviews is no walk in the park, especially if you’re an indie author who has only recently published their first novel. Sometimes getting book reviews seems like a confusing loop: your book may be easier to sell […]

How to Find Readers and Sell Books: A Crash Course in Book Marketing

So after months of work you FINALLY finished that novel and successfully uploaded your book to your retailer of choice. All you have to do is sit back and let the cash roll in, since the hard part is over right? Nope. Not at all. But don’t look so mopey […]

Break Out the Champagne! How to Plan an Awesome Book Promotion

You did it! After writing, editing, and editing some more, you’re finally ready to share your pride and joy with the world via a price promotion!

Jumpstart Your Self-Publishing Journey

Are you an author who dreams of sharing your work with the world? These books helped me turn my writing dreams into reality.

5 Questions to Ask BEFORE Submitting Your Short Story | Almond Press

Have you ever toyed around with the idea of submitting your short story to a publication, but felt too overwhelmed or uncertain to actually send in your manuscript? Creating a strategy for myself based on the five questions outlined in this post below helped me prepare one of my short […]

Rise of the Machines

Practical Writing Advice: Rethinking Your Author Platform

Building an author platform today is a vastly different process than for authors in the past. Kristen Lamb’s Rise of the Machines can help you create a solid platform in today’s shifting digital world.

Goodreads for Authors

Using Goodreads in Your Author Platform

If you’re a book lover, you’ve probably stumbled across Goodreads, the ultimate social site for bibliophiles. If so, you probably already know how to use Goodreads as a reader. Goodreads for Authors by Michelle Campbell-Scott can show you have to use Goodreads as an author.

Practical Writing Advice: Selling Your Book

Want new ideas for increasing your book’s sales? Check out Rayne Hall’s Why Does My Book Not Sell? for quick advice on selling your book.

The Book Marketing Bible by Norm Schriever

Struggling to think of ideas for marketing your newest pride and joy? Take a look at Norm Schriever’s The Book Marketing Bible.