April 8th, 2015

Reading as a Writer — Is It Different?

James Preston

When I was growing up I read a lot.

I had a pattern, a way that I approached books that just evolved sort of on its own. I’d read for a while, get to a really good part and then go off and do something else, something mindless. Often I’d dig a hole. […]

March 30th, 2015

How You Can Help Your Favorite Authors

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Penny Sansevieri

Okay readers, listen up. This one is for you. Being an author isn’t easy – in fact it’s a pretty tough job. It’s not easy being an author in a world where everyone can get published.We write our books for you and, […]

February 2nd, 2015

7 Secrets to Selling More Books at Events

Penny Sansevieri

So you got a book event…Great! Now you want to maximize it, right? You’ve heard your writing buddies (or perhaps read online) about the lack of attendance at signings so figuring out how to maximize the event, regardless of the numbers, might be tricky.

1. Marketing

First and foremost is the marketing of […]

October 3rd, 2014

Social Media: Make the Most of Your Six Seconds

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Today I’m shaking my Cowbell about social media, with an emphasis on your profiles. Those header graphics and text are one of the biggest tools in your arsenal to catch people’s eyes.

[I just heard some of you writers groan: More social media?! Didn’t Fae give […]

September 29th, 2014

You Did Me Wrong—Right?

Kathryn Craft

Turning Whine into Gold

This month I’ve been seeing a lot on social media about the benefit of positivity. It is the simplest and most immediate cure for whining!

A positive attitude will keep you in problem-solving gear and win you many champions in the publishing business.

In this great interview […]