I live in Colorado, a mecca for sports fans. Fans matter … and as an author, you want them to starting sprouting. So how do you create Super Fans?
I recently had to revise my understanding of how Amazon KDP handles keywords–those essential pieces of metadata that help readers find your book.
I thought I knew all the tricks about how to generate news coverage on a shoestring budget until someone told me about the best free media contacts tool.
Are you curious about all of the changes going on at CreateSpace and seeing new offerings being announced at Kindle Direct Publishing? I have been, too.
Are you fiddling while your book-to-be does a slow burn? Are you working on creating the perfect book? Perfection is a myth.
When I pronounced that a PDF isn’t an ebook, but an ePub is, I didn’t mean that ePubs are somehow better than PDFs. I love PDFs. I love ePubs.
Local radio station airing a half-hour interview with you? Getting a two-page spread in a national magazine? The challenge is to turn one media publicity “hit” into multiple hits. Recycling publicity is like rolling a snowball downhill and watching it get bigger and bigger.
Authors, if you are on social media, read this month’s edition of DO THIS NOT THAT to avoid overwhelming your followers with relentless, constant book promotion.
Acknowledgments are usually one of the last items on the book publishing “to do” list … the Thank Yous to the friends, family members, and the team that supported and assisted you in creating your masterpiece. Most books have an Acknowledgment page but do you need one?
As authors, what can we do with social media? We can build a community on Twitter and connect more deeply with our readers and colleagues. Here’s how.