January 16th, 2017

7 Things Authors Must Do Differently in 2017

Penny C. Sansevieri

If you’ve ever thought that the publishing industry is tough to figure out, you’re not alone. In fact, I once had an author tell me that getting into publishing is sort of like building a house without any plans. There’s a lot of information out there, but it can be overwhelming or […]

October 10th, 2016

4 Easy Things You Can Do If You Don’t Want to Market Your Book

Penny C. Sansevieri

If you’re an author who just wants to write, you’re not alone. I talk to authors every day who hate the idea of marketing and are not even sure where to begin. I definitely can understand. Marketing is always changing, and it isn’t easy, especially if you still have a full time […]

August 8th, 2016

The Power of Instagram – Marketing Tips for Indie Authors

Penny Sansevieri

Instagram has seen staggering growth since Facebook purchased it. And every day, more authors are beginning to use it, with great success, to engage their readers, build their fan base, and sell books. And here’s why:

First, it’s simple to use. Second, it’s not nearly as ad-driven (yet) as Facebook, despite being owned […]

February 8th, 2016

Help Your Readers Write Good Reviews

Book Reviews

Penny Sansevieri

Getting readers to write reviews, and encouraging them to do so, is a big part of what authors do to gain more visibility for their books. We know though that it’s not just any review, but a quality one that truly benefits your book. Quality reviews, meaning reviews that are more than […]

October 16th, 2015

How to Create a Book that Sells and a Marketing Plan that Works (every time!)

Penny Sansevieri

For authors, there’s nothing more satisfying than writing the final sentence of a book that you’ve poured your heart and soul into. You can feel proud of what you have accomplished, but the hard work doesn’t end here.

Although you have completed the book, now you need to ask yourself whether you’ve written […]