Life’s Getting Better for Self-Published Authors

I came across two different articles in the last two days that are about completely separate things, but they both relate to self-publishing. And they’re both pretty encouraging for those who opt to self-publish. First, I saw this piece about literary agents shifting careers to become self-publishing consultants. The article …

Authors: Monitor What’s Being Said About You and Your Book

The internet is a vast world. There are millions of websites, any of which could be talking about you and/or your book right now. So how is an author supposed to know what’s being said? Or worse, how to find the source of incorrect information? Thankfully, there are a few …

What’s New in Digital Marketing: The Inside Scoop from BookNet Canada’s Technology Forum

The BookNet Canada Technology Forum started this week. And the early message? Community is the key! In this Publisher’s Weekly article, they talk about a presentation by digital marketing guru Mitch Joel, president of Twist Image. Here are the highlights… Publishers always used to promote books to a wide audience, …

An Encouraging Story for the Self-Published

The NY Times posted an article the other day about an author who achieved a great deal of success through self-publishing … and is now getting offers from major publishing houses. It just goes to show you, do everything right via self-publishing and you, too, could have the big-wigs fawning …

Think Beyond Bookstores When Marketing Your Books

There was an interesting article in the NY Times recently about the increase in book sales in places other than bookstores (which is good … because bookstores are few and far between nowadays). And this gets me to thinking about authors who are promoting their books themselves … which is …