9 Ways to Get Book Reviews (Not All of Them Ethical)

Remember when getting a book review involved a pre-pub copy of your book being sent to the NY Times, Publishers Weekly, etc…? Boy, how times have changed. And while those reviews are still golden, today’s world of self-published authors, Amazon, and online reviews have turned the concept of book reviews …

Beyond Facebook and Twitter: Social Media Avenues for Authors

Oh Facebook and Twitter … they’re so 2012. But seriously, we all know that those are the two most commonly-used social networking tools in the digital world. But that doesn’t mean authors should be ignoring all the other social networking avenues out there. In the past few weeks, I’ve stumbled …

10 Ways a Reader Can Find Your Author Website

Okay, so you’ve built an author website. Congratulations! But just because the site is live doesn’t mean that people will find it. Here’s what you need to know about all the ways people can and will find your site, and what you can do to increase the odds of it …

The Most Ridiculous Myths About Writing and Writers

I came across a really interesting conversation on LinkedIn this morning. The question: What are the most ridiculous myths you’ve heard about writing and writers. Here are the responses I’ve found (so far). And please use the comments section at the bottom to share your own! That people don’t judge …

Author Social Media Tip: Know Your Audience!

I was on the phone with an author yesterday who asked me a question: “What’s the best social networking site for authors?” My response? There is none. Now, that doesn’t mean that social networking doesn’t work for authors. On the contrary, it has become an essential part of an author’s …

9 Creative Ways for Authors to Help One Another

There are thousands — if not millions — of authors out there trying to make a name for themselves. Most of them have very little in terms of publicity agents, marketing experience, etc… So they’re basically fighting an uphill battle. That’s why so many authors are looking for ways to …

4 Secrets to Online Reputation Management for Authors

Online reputation management is a hot term these days. There are companies out there that make a lot of money providing online reputation management services for companies large and small. But what is online reputation management and how does it play out for authors? According to Wikipedia, online reputation management …