A popular author blog can be a key ingredient of a successful author platform and being a successful author—translation: selling lots of books!
When you feel drained of words, and what you are now beginning to think of as the “dreaded blog” is due the next day, how about giving yourself a second chance … a Writing Mulligan?
Last week Stephanie Chandler invited me to do a presentation for the Nonfiction Writer’s Conference, an online event featuring lots of speakers on topics of interest to self-publishers and nonfiction authors. The topic was “Essentials for Author Websites, Blogs and Book Sales Pages” and it was designed as a 40 minute teleconference presentation, so no […]
Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #35 including Dave Bricker, August Wainwright, Dianne Greenlay, Nina Amir and many more
We’re celebrating fathers today, and speaking personally, I think that’s a really good idea. You won’t find any Father’s Day blog posts here, but you will find some amazing writing on subjects ranging from an incredible reader site you haven’t heard of to the whole future of self-publishing. Dive in, the water’s fine, and don’t […]
How Do You Know Whether Your Blog is Working? Interview with George Gill describing how authors can use Google Analytics to get more traffic with less work
6 Winning Ideas for Self-Publishers Straight from “Downton Abbey” include being memorable, paying attention to detail and keeping up with the times are discussed
Author Blogging 101: How to Create Foundation Posts for Your Blog discusses what makes a good foundation post, and lists a variety of possibilities for new bloggers
A New (Free) Way to Sell Books from your Sidebar by Claire Ryan describes her Buy This Book WordPress plugin and how to use it
4 Quick Tips for Authors to Get Website Traffic Fast! by Lynnette Phillips advises authors who want to quickly build an online community.