Before you try to woo the media with a sizzling pitch, or attract potential readers with compelling free content, you must be ready to dazzle them with an eye-popping cover.
A slightly different focus for DO THIS NOT THAT this month. Things are changing fast at Amazon. Don’t make business or publishing decisions about Amazon based on old information.
We’ve all been there: a book we were excited about, one that we worked on earnestly. But when it hit the market, all that came back was a big yawn. No author wants to be in that situation, most of all a self-published author. We gamble our own time, money, and commitment to our books, […]
The long process of writing and publishing your book feels like you’ve crossed the finish line after running a marathon. But unlike a road race, you’re not done. The success of your book depends on approaching people, companies and groups and asking for their help to publicize, promote and sell it.
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?
Fiction or nonfiction, your book will make a welcome gift. But how can people buy it for loved ones if they don’t know it exists? They read about it in a holiday gift guide.
Well, we’ve rounded the corner and headed into 2018. What will the new year hold for authors and self-publishers? We rounded up some of the best articles on the year ahead and mixed them in with some great advice you can use today. Enjoy! Mark Coker on Smashwords 2018 Book Industry Predictions: Are Indie Authors […]
Ever dreamed of quitting your day job and making a living as a writer? Have you hoped that the sales from your first book would give you a steady income?
It’s an “oh-oh” time. And it deals with your website. How about creating this Website Due Diligence Plan for the New Year?
It may be true that a picture is worth 1,000 words but what’s proven is that a photo is better than text when it comes to social media engagement.