5 Things Authors Can Learn From the 2015 Smashwords Survey

Smashwords recently released the results of its annual survey. And the results are … well … interesting. If you want to read the full report, you can check it out on the Smashwords blog. But here’s a summary of what you, as an author, can take from the 2015 Smashwords …

November Round-Up: 5 Must Reads for Authors

Can you believe we’re into the month of December already? In case you missed it, here are five must reads for authors that came out while we were all gobble gobble-ing. 1. The Savvy Self-Publisher’s Guide to NetGalley NetGalley — which enables authors and publishers to upload books and reviewers to …

September Round-Up: 5 Must Reads for Authors

October is here already, and fall is in full swing. With that in mind, here are five must reads for authors from the month of September. If you missed any of these the first time around, here’s your chance to catch up! An author reveals ten secrets to marketing your …

Should I Self Publish? The Answer Seems to Be …

By pure coincidence, I came across three articles today that all, in different ways, conveyed the same message. Self-publishing is the way to go. Why? Well, let’s go over what we can learn from each of these pieces… 1. In this infographic, we learn that self-published authors are now selling …

August Round-Up: 5 Must Reads for Authors

As hard as it is to believe, it’s Labor Day weekend already. August has come and gone. With that in mind, here’s a summary of the best links we found in the month of August. These are must reads for authors who want to take book marketing to the next …

One Author Social Media Campaign Gets Creative

Social media is an important key to an author’s success. That’s especially true for fiction authors, since most readers don’t find their next read by searching on Google; they find it after they’re exposed to it through their social circles. Hence, the need for an author social media campaign. But one of …

3 Ways E-Book Readers Are Changing How They Read (and Writers Write)

I just read a fascinating article about how more people are becoming e-book readers on their phones (not even tablets or Kindles anymore!), and how that’s changing the whats and hows of their reading. And, of course, when their reading habits change, then … well … an author’s writing needs to change …

Creating a Social Media Hashtag Campaign to Promote Your Book

Here’s an interesting idea for promotion of your book … tie a social media hashtag campaign to it. How would you do that? Well, start by following the idea currently being executed by Random House Children’s Books in conjunction with the ASPCA as an offshoot of the new, bestselling Dr. …