Authors need to stay current and pay attention and research book sales and marketing today and not depend upon OLD research.
Crowdfunding gives many authors and small publishers the time and money they need to publish properly, but it is not a magic bullet.
We’re all think that we know enough to delve into areas of book publishing where we truly have no business. One of those areas, most often, is cover design.
Are you trying to build a “fan base?” Well stop. Seriously. There is a better way. Spend time every day connecting and interacting with readers.
Many authors launch their first book (or second) before building a list of readers and fans. Here are some early steps to successfully attract readers.
A very popular blogger recently tweeted that she wished “authors would stop acting like they ‘deserve’ a review from a blogger.”
Authors attempting to get their books into bookstores and onto the shelves of retailers often give up as soon as they receive their first “no thank you.”
There has been a lot of changes to how Amazon handles customer reviews. What should authors do to encourage readers and genre fans to write reviews?
To find your market and connect with your readers, outline who you are writing for, writing to, and how to use that to promote, and market your books.
Barnes and Noble recently announced that they are now offering a self-service advertising program. The program is now in Beta.