There are thousands — if not millions — of authors out there trying to make a name for themselves. Most of them have very little in terms of publicity agents, marketing experience, etc… So they’re basically fighting an uphill battle. That’s why so many authors are looking for ways to connect with other authors, and […]
One of the best things an author can do through an online presence — be it a website or social networking — is build followers. This becomes your ready-made marketing list — people you can pitch your book to, inform of your next book, and share your success stories. How many followers you have can
I had a funny conversation with my 14-year-old step-daughter recently. I asked her to email me a photo that she’d taken. She looked at me like I was insane. Her plan was just to upload her pictures to Facebook. In fact, she told me that she never sends emails. She doesn’t even know how to
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 an editor backing me up.
So your author web site is launched. Congratulations! But the work is just beginning. Because what good is a website if no one is visiting it? Here are some simple ways to ensure that your website gets looked at… Amass a list of contacts. It should include as many people as possible — anyone you
Every author web site has a “contact” page. It usually includes information on how to contact the author’s publisher, agent, etc… It may even include an email address where the author himself can be contacted. But here’s why it SHOULDN’T. If you allow a site visitor to simply send you an email, you aren’t taking