Author Success Story: Allie Phillips

I’ll confess: I love Allie Phillips. Not only is she one of the kindest, politest people I’ve ever worked with, but she dedicates a chunk of her time to protecting animals: a very noble cause. So I was beyond thrilled when I noticed that, in a recent month, Allie got …

Author Success Story: Clare O’Donohue

Clare O’Donohue is a published author with multiple book series under her belt. She’s also a savvy marketer of her own work; Clare regularly gets over 500 visitors to her website, ClareODonohue.com, every month. So how does she do it? Here’s what she had to say… Who built your website? …

Author Success Stories: John Kuhn and Mark Mullins

John Kuhn and Mark Mullins are business consultants with decades of corporate, entrepreneurial and academic experience. Their newly published book is Street Smart Disciplines of Successful People – 7 Indispensable Disciplines for Breakout Success. And their website, StreetSmartDisciplines.com, has been a success as well, with over 500 visitors in the …

Author Success Story: Chip Wagar

Most authors would kill to get 500 visits to their website in a month. But that’s exactly what Chip Wagar accomplished in December on his author website, AnAmericaninVienna.com. So how did he do it? Here’s what he had to say… Who built your website? How was the experience? Smart Author …

Author Success Story: Soren Kaplan

Almost exactly one year ago, I launched a website for a new client: Soren Kaplan. I must confess … I always did like the site that we built for him, Leapfrogging.com, but I didn’t have any idea quite how successful it would be. After quickly browsing his recent statistics, I …

How Reviews + Book Clubs = Author Success

Today’s authors spend a lot of time blogging, tweeting, Pinning, etc… It’s practically become a requirement in today’s world of writing. But is it possible that the key to an author’s success lies in something much more basic and timeless: word of mouth? Possibly… It’s important to remember that each …

How Successful Authors Are Promoting Their Books

A GREAT article was released over the weekend in the Houston Chronicle. In it, they covered a variety of authors and the creative things each of them are doing to promote their books. Here are some highlights … don’t be afraid to steal ideas! Kayt Sukel Author of Dirty Minds: …

Penguin Group Snags Author Off Online Pool

According to the NY Times, “Penguin Group USA has plucked its first author from its new electronic slush pile.” Slush pile? Really? Do they have to be so snobby in referring to it? Regardless, this is yet more encouraging news for authors who are trying to get themselves known as …

How to Become a Bestselling Author

I thought that title might get some attention. But seriously, a client sent me a link a few days ago to an article titled How I Became a Best-Selling Author, posted on Yahoo Finance. Here are some of the highlights from the article, which follows one woman’s “unlikely road to …

Blogging Tips from a Bestselling Author

This is a great read for all authors. Whether you’re planning to blog, having trouble figuring out what to blog about, or hoping to draw more readers to your blog (which covers practically everybody), don’t miss this article by Peter G. James Sinclair on achieving blogging success: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2011/11/06/what-i-learned-as-a-bestselling-author-that-can-equip-you-for-blogging-success/