AUGUST is the crunch time for print publications to offer their suggestions for gifts. In fact, most already have their selections in place: from toys to gadgets to books. As a self-publishing author, what can you do to improve your chances of getting featured in these gift guides? Planning Ahead Most retailers and retail publishers start […]
It’s the Holiday season. No I am not talking about the 4th of July or Labor day. I am talking about the holiday of all Holidays – Christmas. So why am I discussing Christmas in June? Planning. You may be still writing your novel and have not given a lot of thought to ebook formatting, […]
Yes, I mentioned this last time … The Author’s Image … it’s one of my pet peeves! It could be because I’m a baby boomer, it could be because I’ve spent so much of my career helping to repair clients image after a faux pas. Sometimes a little oopsie is enough to cause your prospective […]
Author marketing requires good Time Management skills. A few tips to help an author budget your time for author marketing success.
Author publicity is reaching out beyond the “Buy my Book” level. Master these 7 levels of connection and you’ll reach a far wider audience.
If you don’t look at your writing as a business, and treat is as a business, then you won’t succeed as an author. Just as you plotted your book – the characters, language and plot twists – you need to plot your goals for author success.
If you thought writing a synopsis was hard – try distilling your pitch down to 25 words before you even approach a literary agent or publisher. People are busy, and you only have a few seconds to grab their attention. Your words have to pack a punch that tells the genre, the target readership and the storyline — ALL in 25 little words.