Author Must Reads from April

Another month has come and gone. In case you missed any of it, here are the five author must reads from April. Grab your cup of coffee and catch up! 1. Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Amazon Book Description? Build Book Buzz April 6, 2016 2. Making Money as …

Do You Have a Mobile Friendly Author Website?

What makes a site mobile friendly? And what’s the problem if yours isn’t? How do you even know if your author website is mobile friendly? Today, we break down these questions and help you better understand the hows and whys of a mobile friendly author website. What Does Mobile-Friendly Mean? …

Identifying Your Target Reader: Tips for Authors

It’s true. Writing is a business. That’s especially the case in today’s world of sell-it-yourself self-publishing. So as a business person, you need to put on the thinking cap of a business executive. First task? Identifying your target reader. Just as the people who founded Pepsi Cola, Hasbro or Amazon mapped out …

Making Money as an Author: A Mathematical Breakdown

Making money as an author is easier said than done. After all, what percentage of today’s authors actually make a profit from their writing? It’s miniscule. And yet, some would argue that it’s certainly possible. You just have to make the right business decisions. As a baseball fan, I am very …

6 Steps to Building an Author Website

This seems like such a simple concept for a blog post. After all, I’ve been blogging about everything having to do with building an author website for more than five years now. It’s kind of shocking that I have never simply laid out all the steps to getting there, since I’ve …

How Do I Get My Book Out There? Tips from the Experts

This is the question just about every self-published author is asking. And so are many authors who went through publishing houses, too. “How do I get my book out there?” In other words, authors are asking what they can do to get readers to take a chance on their work. …

5 Common Author Blog SEO Mistakes

I just got off the phone with a marketing consultant who helps self-published authors promote themselves. We spent a long time talking about author blog SEO … and I was really surprised just how little even professionals understand about the dos and don’ts of search engine optimization. With that in …

February Author Round-Up: 5 Things You Might Have Missed

A new month is here already. Here’s an author round up of five things you might have missed in the month of February … and that we think are definitely worth going back to read! 1. Marketing Your Books Through Current Events Smart Author Sites February 11, 2016 2. 7 Proven Ways …