Victoria Grossack Feb 14, 2017
Promotion is often difficult for writers, but you can’t sell a book unless people hear of it. I know no silver bullet with respect to promotion, but I do have some suggestions.
Victoria Grossack Jan 31, 2017
Hesitant writing plagues many would-be storytellers. Your sentences are supposed to lead your readers through a wonderful fictional experience – but who wants to follow a guide who is obviously insecure? This article won’t tell you what to write, but give you tips on how to write firm, confident sentences.
Alex J Coyne Jan 17, 2017
Every writer has them: stories you wrote and then forgot about, stories you could never quite get a handle on and have put away, or ones that got rejected into shameful exile at the bottom of the desk drawer. These are almost always worth another look, and with some tweaking they might turn into gems. Here’s how to breathe life back into an old story.
Andrew Knighton Jan 3, 2017
Your book’s cover is one of its primary selling points, alongside your cover copy. It may not feel fair that people will judge your words by the image they’re wrapped in, but it’s the way we work as people. We’re visually oriented. That glimpse of the cover will make all the difference in whether we read the blurb, never mind giving the whole book a go.
Andrew Knighton Jan 24, 2017
One of the most important elements in marketing any book is getting the launch right. This is doubly true for indie authors, who don’t have the time or marketing budget to make up for early mistakes.
So how do you get your book launch right?
Victoria Grossack Jan 10, 2017
Many people will tell you that creating a blog is a great way to promote yourself and your works. And regular blogging is great for some authors, especially for those with books about non-fiction topics such as dieting, environment or health, in which plenty is going on and their opinions may be valuable...
Andrew Knighton Dec 27, 2016
Succeeding as an independent author, or as a creative of any sort, isn’t just about selling books. It’s about selling yourself.
This doesn’t mean that you’re indulging in some sort of slave contract. It means convincing people to take an interest in you, to follow what you do, and to keep buying the things that you’re selling.
To do that, you need a strong author brand.