Maybe you’re just starting out on your writing path. Or maybe you’re a prolific writer that’s been around for years. No matter who you are or where you are on your publishing path, a website can benefit any writer. How can it help you? [Read more…]
I’ve got some BIG news to share!
I love having a blog. Because you can air your dirty laundry for all the world to see. Exes beware! Muahahaha!
No, I’m kidding. But I will vent using writing analogies. No names necessary. You know who you are (totally kidding… mostly). This could get weird. [Read more…]
Why do we do it? We slave over words. We pour our hearts onto a blank page. Instead of ink, we write with our blood, sweat, and tears. At home, our loved ones get neglected, while our work hours are spent with our heads in the clouds. And yet, we plow on. Why?
Agents reject us, publishers ignore us, and the only way we can see our novels in print is if we pay for it. And even then, the only people who will buy a copy are our loved ones (if we haven’t neglected them too much). So why do we keep writing when reality is falling short of our starry-eyed international best-selling expectations? [Read more…]
Firefly is a western in space, people. In space. Starring the charming Nathan Fillion. With a director like Joss Whedon, great writing, award winning CG, and a storyline that stands out from the usual TV drama regurgitant, why did it get cancelled after a single season? If it can happen to Joss, it can happen to you. [Read more…]
Today we have author Luke Murphy joining us to explain his techniques for marketing his debut novel, Dead Man’s Hand. Hello, Luke!…
Marketing Starts With Writing
My marketing started with the writing of my book. I always had a plan, an idea of the plot, but now I had to think about the characters and setting, and I had to think about my target audience in this stage. [Read more…]
Today, we have a guest post from author Mike Hartner. Welcome, Mike!…
So, you’re e-book is out, and you’ve put your paperback up for sale… Congrats! You’re published. Whether self or otherwise, your work is now out in the world waiting for others to read it, and review it. It’s now in the realm of eighty percent of the book readers.
Wait. Eighty Percent? What happened to the other twenty? [Read more…]
I’m not going to pretend that I’m an expert on self-publishing. I started this blog to do the same thing you’re here for — to learn.
So I’ve been doing a lot of research to provide you with a quick and dirty guide, along with some links that I found helpful during my own search that will expand on this basic info — a lot of which I learned from Sean Cranbury during the SIWC. [Read more…]
The world of publishing is changing at whiplash speed, and the company setting the pace is Amazon. As the largest bookseller (with 29% of the market) in a world where more books are now bought online than in brick-and-mortor stores, Amazon is a force to be reckoned with. Fortunately for authors who want to sell books (and who doesn’t?), this is a good thing: Amazon is the #1 place where readers go to buy books, and you, the author, can use that to your advantage.
But where to start? There are two easy ways to market your books on Amazon. While these tips apply primarily to self-published authors, who have more control over how their books are presented to the world, traditionally-published authors can work with their publishers to use Amazon to their advantage, and find a new and enthusiastic audience for their work. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again. Nanowrimo! And following every November, the self-publishing business gets a little crowded. So to celebrate, I’ve got some great posts lined up to help you decide if you want to stick to tradition or become an indie trailblazer.
When it comes to publishing your novel, there is no right or wrong answer, but here are some things to consider first: [Read more…]