What Is #Bookstagram?

I confess. I hadn’t heard this term until recently. But #bookstagram is something that you as an author need to know. What Is #bookstagram? You probably know what Instagram is. Well, #bookstagram is pretty much an offshoot of that. It’s essentially an Instagram hashtag used to denote a book-related picture. What’s …

Author Page: 5 Sites You Should Consider Having One On

I often hear the term “author page” thrown around by clients as something they should have. I think it’s important that I first define what an author page is — and why it’s not the same thing as an author website. The term author page refers to one page on the …

Author Marketing Plans: Why Yours Should Be Unique

Are you looking for ready-made author marketing plans? Hoping to find a simple checklist that tells you everything you need to do to get your book out there to a wide audience? Well, sorry … I have some bad news for you. Why Author Marketing Plans Need to Be Customized …

Our 5 Most-Read Posts of 2016

Happy New Year, everyone! 2017 is coming in with a bang! But before we look forward, let’s take a quick look backward at our most-read posts of 2016 — most-read by authors like yourself. Here is a list of the five blog posts that got the most reads in the …

What Authors Should Read: November in Review

Another month has come and gone (and we are in the midst of the holiday season). We did a lot of posting and sharing in November — both of our own content and of other sites’ interesting articles, blog posts and more. In case you missed any of it, here’s …

Getting an Agent for a Book: Why Self-Marketing Is Essential

So you’re starting to think about getting an agent for a book. Your manuscript is almost finished and it’s time to get it out there. Where do you start? In today’s world, I would argue, becoming a self-marketer before getting an agent for a book is essential. Now, not everyone agrees with …

5 Author Tips from October

It’s time for our monthly round-up again! If you missed any of these five author tips that were published in October, this is your chance to catch up. Enjoy! October Author Tips: 5 Must-Reads 1. Your Author Page: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself In this post, we explore a few …

Author Website Technology: 5 Must-Have Features

Just like everything else, author website technology is changing rapidly. So what are the latest must-haves on your author website? Whether you’re just building your site, or you have an older site that needs some updating, here are five features that we highly recommend for authors. Author Website Technology Musts …

5 Things You’ll Want to Add to Your Book Website by 2017

We’re only halfway through 2016. And yet, everyone’s eyes are on the future already. Based on all the conversations going on in the publishing and marketing worlds, here are five things that I hear each book website should have in the new year… Book Website Technology Musts for 2017 Podcasts. …

Facebook Live for Authors: What You Need to Know

It’s the hottest new trend in marketing. It’s called Facebook Live. Here’s what you need to know about Facebook Live for authors, and how you can jump on this bandwagon while it’s still hot. What Is Facebook Live? Facebook live is actually a video that you shoot from your phone …