Most author bios are more potent than sleeping pills. Fun facts practically beg journalists and bloggers to add them to articles they’re writing about you.
Since we added a staff of experts as Contributing Writers, they have individually and collectively added a huge amount of great, usable, and informative content to the blog. And readers seem to love it. Now I’ve got another treat in store for you. My friend and colleague, Joan Stewart (The Publicity Hound) is the latest […]
By Joan Stewart Fifteen precious seconds. It isn’t much time. But it’s all you get if you want to convince a bookstore to buy your book, prove to a journalist that you’re worth interviewing, or persuade John Grisham to write a blurb for the cover of your mystery novel. In the world of book publishing, […]
Amy Collins offers her experience and advice around mistakes that she and her clients have made while publishing and promoting their self-published books.
Last week we introduced our new Amazon Success Toolkit, a collection of guidelines and productivity tools for publishers using CreateSpace, Kindle Direct Publishing, or Audible, all portals for Amazon. The response has been impressive, and I can see why. Keeping track of all the policies, procedures, and programs at Amazon is more than most of […]
Blogs for Self-Publishers, February 13 – 19, 2016 including Joan Stewart, Nina Amir, Jim Devitt, Amanda Luedeke and Sabrina Ricci
Free Webinar Tomorrow: How to Create Press Releases that Get publicity, Build Your brand, and Sell Your Books
Here’s a fact: most indie-published books sell poorly because they’re not seen by nearly enough people to be successful. It takes lots of people reading, enjoying, and recommending a book before it will start to get the attention it needs to grow a large audience. Here’s another fact: most indie authors haven’t realized how to […]
How to Grow Your Audience & Sell More Books with an Email Newsletter: Free Webinar with Dan Blank for authors
One of the fastest ways to improve your book marketing, your book launch, and your media exposure is to make sure you’ve got a complete and easily available media kit. But too many authors skip this crucial step in promoting their book. And that’s too bad. And I think I know why authors don’t take […]