A bit of miscellany today: Get the “Out” Out When did the word “out” invade the rest of our verbs? It’s everywhere, and deserves to be eliminated. Some examples: Tweet out Report out When did this sneak in? “Out” in these contexts adds nothing, since the idea of “sending it out” is inherent in both […]
By Judith Briles Not a week goes by when I don’t get an email or a phone call with an “I don’t know what to write about” statement from an author. Some who are in the newbie realm; others who have been publishing for years. The subject could be a blog. Adding to the ezine. […]
There’s no question that guest blogging helps sell books. But it’s a powerful book marketing tactic for other reasons, too.
As a novelist, do you dive right in, or do you use “how to” guides to get you to The End? Do you write your own elevator pitch as a story planning tool?
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?
Book reviews can make or break the success of a book. Scratching your head when it comes to Amazon and its review policies?
Accepting book marketing myths as fact can hurt your writing career, so let’s set the record straight on three of the most common.
Most authors planning book launches believe press releases will result in phone calls and an onslaught of orders. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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New authors often focus on the mechanics of publishing, plain and simple, but getting the book into the system is only one step toward author success.