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…]
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, Mike Hartner has agreed to follow up his last post by sharing more of his experience and wisdom. Welcome back, Mike!…
Congrats! You’re published. In today’s world, in many cases, it won’t matter whether you are self-published, or published by one of the Big Six. You will need Marketing.
Marketing. Yes, that ugly word. What, you mean my book doesn’t sell itself? Nope. Sorry to disappoint, but you are one of nearly a million people who have self published this past year. Finding your book, for any but the most diligent (read: friends and relatives) is going to be a crapshoot.
So how do you make your odds better? [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…]
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…]
Hello everyone! For my post this week, I’m sharing a link to a guest post I did. Check out the link below.
Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. I’ve recently bought a new house and decided at the last minute that I couldn’t live with sandy mustard colored walls. Four days, three people, and nine gallons of paint later, I’m finally done.
Needless to say, I’ve been pressed for time, so this week I’d like invite you to check out my guest post for Devin Berglund. Check out What To Do When Entering Writing Contests.
Devin is a writer, dreamer, wanderer & all-time enjoyer of life. She loves crafting stories that change lives. She recently finished her first book The Mason of Hearts. It is the first in a Fantasy Adventure trilogy. She is also working toward agent representation.
Good luck Devin!
Books come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they? Some can slide into your pocket, while others could anchor a cruise ship.
So, you’ve written a 200,000 word novel. I bet you can’t wait to see that doorstopper on bookshelves, right? Think again. [Read more…]
Writing is traditionally a very solitary activity, isn’t it? We lock ourselves away in a room devoid of any human interaction and sit in front of a computer screen for hours at a time. But we can’t get away with that anymore. It’s become a necessity for writers to build a social network. [Read more…]