March 7th, 2016

Does Your Website’s First Impression Sell Books?

June Stevens Westerfield

Say you’re a reader whose friend told you about an author they love, named “Great Author” (insert YOUR name here). So you, the reader, go to Google and you type in “Great Author”. Bam, there’s the authors website, they also have Facebook page, and there are some links to some books. You […]

February 26th, 2016

A Marketing Tool That’s FUN!

I can hear you saying, Noooooo! Not another thing I have to do to build a platform! I’m already on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, I Blog, have a website, Instagram, Google Plus , Linkdin, Goodreads . . . Okay, I’ll stop, because I’m depressing myself, but just know that I could go on.

But what if […]

December 25th, 2015

Good/Bad/Ugly: Lessons of a NY Pubbed Author Gone Hybrid

Like many NY published authors, I’ve watched the publishing landscape change over the past years – watched friends opt to self publish. I was curious, even, at times, envious. But there were contracts, and deadlines, and edits (oh my!) so even a trial-balloon-novella was out of the question.

I’ve had an idea for a […]

October 28th, 2015

3 Basics of Author Online Presence

Sierra Godfrey

You might remember a hullabaloo in August on Twitter called Pitch Wars. It’s a contest where writers submit queries to agented and published writers in the hopes of being taken on as a mentee. The contest is a terrific opportunity to get detailed, one-on-one coaching from an experienced writer, but the sheer number […]

September 7th, 2015

How to Slay Your Inner Editor

photo credit: Hamburg Rathaus City Hall via photopin (license)

Don’t you love it when you find a new awesomesauce writing tool when you’re not even looking for it? Me too!

I’ll try keep the backstory short (as good writers do, right? ;))

Back in the dark ages, when I thought myself invincible, I helped […]