Self-publishers don’t realize that Amazon, like Google, uses a search engine to find, and list its books. A powerful marketing tactic for authors is to ensure their book reaches the top of that search list.
By Miral Sattar (@miralsattar) Google. It’s the black box that no one really knows what goes on in there. But it’s also the largest search engine in the world. When people search on the Web you want to make sure they find you if they “google” your name or your book There are a number […]
It’s always interesting to look back at the year that’s passed, as a way of trying to better understand the year ahead, especially if you’re a blog owner. These points in time present us with a unique perspective, one I rarely take the time to consider at other times. This year I decided to go […]
Techology disruption is a relentless, implacable, accelerating force unto itself. We embrace it for its benefits without understanding their consequences.
Are you playing the waiting game with your writing career? Good things are worth waiting for and that is true when it comes to writing, editing and publishing a terrific book.
As things get even more competitive in the world of self-publishing, unless you’re in a very small niche, you’re likely dealing with hundreds to thousands of competing books, all fighting for attention. A “good” title isn’t enough. You need an irresistible book title that, most importantly, is unique when placed next to other books in the genre.
National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo or Nano, gets novelists and potential novelists moving on a rough first draft at least 50,000 words long.
Pay-What-You-Want Pricing: Does it work for books? by Abs Farah explains how moving out of your comfort zone and experimenting with pay-what-you-want pricing may increase your sales and help you to gain new readers.
How to Succeed with Your Blogged Book or Booked Blog Project by Nina Amir describes how you can use your blog effectively to transform yourself from blogger to author by either blogging a book or booking a blog.
Book Cover Design Behind the Scenes by Dane Low shows behind the scenes of a book cover design through the entire process from photo selection, photo manipulation, font choice to the completed concept.