Marketing, Publishing, Social Media, The Author Hangout, Writing
In this episode, our host Shawn Manaher reflected on the lessons learned, for us and for authors, in the past 100 episodes. He also hints at what we have coming for you both from Book Marketing Tools and The Author Hangout in the next 100 episodes! This is a quick one, but packed with great information for you as an author.
Authors, you just published your first book. Congratulations! Now your publisher tells you they only will send out a press release announcing your new book and that’s it for book promoting. So, now what? How and Where do you promote your book? You could hire a book promoter like me but you have no money […]
Do you dream of being a bestselling author on Amazon? Are you frustrated at thousands of other self-published authors that seem to be ranking high in bestseller categories while you are staying at the bottom of the heap? As a bestselling author of 10 publications, here is my personal advice on what helps you rank […]
When you write your antagonist, you want this person to be someone that people fall in love with, while still wanting him to “lose.” Your hero will always be the one to triumph, but without the antagonist, there is no relationship challenge to conquer. In order to write an antagonist that is powerful and stirs […]
In this episode, we talked with author and podcaster, Jamie Davis. He shared his experiences with how he got a BookBub promotion after many rejections, and how he maximized this promotional opportunity and was able to add thousands to his mailing list.
One of the most prevalent questions that I hear from new authors is “How do I market my book now that I’ve written it?” Marketing can be quite a quagmire for authors because it takes us from behind the safety of our laptops and puts us directly in front of our target audience. Sometimes new […]
The publishing world has changed enormously in the last few years with more and more people deciding to self-publish their work. For many writers (myself included), it can feel as if you’ve entered a parallel universe when you self-publish and whereas before, you only had to focus on the writing part, suddenly there’s now a […]
Marketing, Publishing, Social Media, The Author Hangout
In this episode, we were joined by the owner of Bublish and book marketing pro, Kathy Meis. She shared some awesome insights about how meta data, while maybe something you’ve ignored, is probably the most important thing for your books and your brand in the digital age.
A typical complaint about today’s writing is that it all sounds the same. According to many critics, the average novel enjoys all the flavour and texture of Cheez Whiz. So it is no surprise that voice is an urgent item on the writer’s wish list. Whether you see it as a mark of authenticity, or […]
As all aspiring authors who have managed to complete their manuscript know, writing a book is the easy part, getting people to read it is where the work truly begins. I am a private person by nature; my ideal day is being home alone wearing a tracksuit, slippers and a plate of food (this is […]