A New Way for Authors to Get ‘Discovered’

I came across this article today on MediaBistro. Just thought I’d share it with my author friends. Apparently, Penguin has created a new website called Book Country — a place where authors can connect with reviewers, publishing professionals, and readers. Here’s a direct quote from the article: “Authors can use …

Publishing and Social Media: The Lovefest Continues

Remember when publishing was limited to a stuffy breed of executives in New York or San Francisco who read manuscripts over $5 cups of coffee? Boy how times have changed. Self-publishing has grown exponentially in the last 10 years. So has social networking sites for authors which allow aspiring writers …

Author Websites to Get Your Book Published

I’ve worked with authors at a variety of stages of publishing. Some have just completed their first manuscript and are trying to find a publisher. Some have chosen to self-publish. Others are working with a publishing house and awaiting publication of their book. And some have multiple books published by …

The Bookselling Market: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Bowker recently released the “2009 Book Consumer Annual Review: U.S. Demographics & Buying Behaviors.” It was based on responses from 43,000 people in book publishing. And while it would cost you a whopping $1,000 to download and read the complete report, here are some highlights, courtesy of Publishers Weekly. This …

Is It Ever Too Early for an Author Website?

I once posted a blog entry where I said it was never too early — and never too late — to build an author website. I may have to amend that. I was contacted the other day by an author who was considering building a website. She was working on …

It’s Never Too Early for An Author Website (Right From An Editor’s Mouth)

In previous blog posts, I’ve discussed why it’s never too early to get your author website and online presence going. In fact, I’ve claimed that having those pieces in place can actually help you get published, because it gives you a leg up over the competition. And now I have …

Looking to Get Published? Consider Harper Collins’ Authonomy

If you’re an author looking to get published by a major publishing house, you may want to consider posting your book on Harper Collins’ Authonomy website. Here’s the scoop…. Harper Collins describes the website as follows: authonomyTM is a brand new community site for writers, readers and publishers, conceived and …

Welcome, Authors!

Welcome to the new SmartAuthorSites.com blog! Here, we will keep you updated on the latest news regarding author websites, online marketing for authors, and how to turn your book into a bestseller through a comprehensive online strategy. We’ll also let you know what’s going on within SmartAuthorSites.com as we continue …