June Roundup: 5 Don’t-Miss Author Reads

Happy July, everyone! With June now in the rear view mirror, here are some author reads that you might have missed (and that you can now catch up on)… Author Reads From June 1. Author uses novel tactic to promote book Build Book Buzz June 1, 2016 2. May 2016 Author Earnings …

5 Author Must Reads: May in Review

Hard to believe it’s June already! In case you missed any of our author must reads from May, here are the highlights. 1. Q&A: How one picture book author turned dream into successful publishing career WRAL May 15, 2016 2. Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Don’t Get Hung Up on Reviews: Tips …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Good Marketing. Poor Author Website Design. Does It Matter?

I stumbled across an article today from a local newspaper published in Wisconsin. It’s a personal profile on a local author, Beverly Ovalle. If you’re interested in reading the full story, you can find it here. But, in short, it talks about how she became an author, the books that …

January Round-Up: 5 Must Reads for Authors

Happy February. We’re now very much in the swing of 2016, with lots of news and advice for authors — both those who are self published and those taking the traditional route. In case you missed any of it, here are the must reads for authors from the last month. 1. 5 …