Is Blogging a Waste of Time for Authors?

A decade ago, blogging was a relatively new concept. Authors who jumped in grabbed a hold of the marketshare and never let go. Blogging was the hottest new thing. Fast forward to 2013. Just about every author is told to start blogging when their book is released (or earlier). But …

Authors: Should You Create a Website or a Mobile App?

I need to start this post with a confession. I build author websites, not apps. So I’m a bit biased in writing this post. That said, I’m going to do my best to give you an honest opinion on this issue, with quotes from others in the field who know …

How’s a Writer to Thrive in Today’s Visual World?

Okay, this post is nothing but a vent. It’s a vent from me — a writer and creator of websites for writers — about a social media world that is getting dumbed down. Quick. Take a look at what’s hot on YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest. What’s getting the most “shares” …

Why You Should Consider an Author Podcast

Remember when blogging was all the rage for authors? Well, it still is an essential (I recommend that all authors blog), but it seems that the latest version of blogging is in the form of audio. They’re podcasts. According to an article in Publishers Weekly, more and more authors are …

5 Facts About the Latest E-Book Buying Trends

The results from the Book Industry Study Group’s “Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading” survey are now available! Thanks to Publishers Weekly magazine’s interpretation of the findings, here are the trends that we found to be important: Kindle and Nook are growing in popularity. Even those who were reading e-books before …