In this episode, we were joined by previous guest and bestselling author, Michael Bunker. He shared what’s been going on lately with his books, some of his top tips for authors, as well as his best tip: connect with other authors.
Have you ever read a book’s description and wondered whether the book was fiction or a true story? I have. Often, the description of a book, alone, does not clarify whether a book is a fiction or true story, whether the book is a memoir or a self-help, whether the book is a young adult […]
When Amazon makes changes, authors take notice. While there are other options available in the self-publishing world, no one could deny how central Amazon’s role is. When they make changes, it affects most self-published authors in some way. In October 2016, Amazon released a new policy regarding reviews, specifically affecting giving away free products or […]
Marketing, Publishing, Social Media, The Author Hangout
In this episode, we were joined once-again by bestselling author and book marketing expert, Tom Corson-Knowles. He shared some of his latest insights, foreign-rights deals, editing and publishing advice, email marketing tips, and more.
Author Tracey Dawson previously explored starting to write a novel here. This continues that discussion. The first post in this series discussed how to make a start on writing your very first novel. But how do you stay inspired and happily writing once the chapters are starting to pile up? Read on for some suggestions. […]
Marketing, Publishing, Social Media, The Author Hangout, Writing
In this episode, we were joined by book marketer and audiobook narrator, Rye Taylor. He shared some great tips about how to get an audiobook created, what to look for in that process, the importance of having an audiobook and more. He also shared some fantastic marketing tips that work for both fiction and nonfiction authors.
When the last word was written and the last period was in place, I hope you took some time to just relax and savor the moment. Whether this was your first or 15th book, you need to relish the accomplishment. But now, the tedious part begins, and it’s all on you. You, and only you, […]
We know that you have put a lot of effort on your book, or that you are getting ready to do your best as soon as you start writing it. You have done plenty of preparation, you got your idea, and managed to set aside the time you need to get it done. Still, you […]
Marketing, Social Media, The Author Hangout, Writing
In this episode we were joined by bestselling author, Andrea Pearson. She shared many insights including writing inspiration, how to grow your mailing list, and how she automated her email marketing tasks so she could focus on what she loves most: writing.
You’ve written your masterpiece and now you have to sell it! It’s a really competitive world out there and thousands of books get published every year. Most writers will need to spend time on marketing as well as on writing, otherwise they’re invisible and sales are low. Here are my top tips for getting the […]