Web-Ed EVENT! Terry Whalin, acquisitions editor

By Gina Burgess First flush of love finally blossoms into full-fledged, lasting love that ends with accepting a proposal. Like an on-the-knee marriage proposal, an accepted book proposal leads to long relationships, trusted relationships, and even better, profit for both parties. Terry Whalin–an acquisitions editor for Morgan-James Publishing–has the scoop on how to write a […]

Entrepreneur, uh, Author Marketing Mistake #7

by Gina Burgess While reading an article on Entrepreneur about eight mistakes entrepreneurs usually don’t realize they are making, mistake #7 hit home. You can read the whole article here Mistake 7: Taking ‘no’ for an answer. Great entrepreneurs realize that a no actually means “not yet” in many scenarios. They break through walls where others get blocked. […]

Guerilla Marketing Your Book…

by Gina Burgess (using part of an excerpt from Using the Ripple Effect) Guerrilla marketing—the idea of using a small amount of money [or zero money] to do something unconventional—should be a part of every writer’s book marketing strategy (Scott La Counte – @buzz_trace) This is probably the most fun thing, but least used thing […]

SEO: 10 Tips to Improve Organic Ranking

by Julianne Rigali As an author, SEO and Branding are your best friends. What is SEO? Search Engine Optimization. It is making your website search engine attractive. Search engines, such as Google, are the first place most people go when they are seeking information. You don’t want your potential readers or current fans to miss […]

Websites and Individuality

by Genevieve Fosa There are a few websites where I like to keep a fairly constant finger, plus my novel writing, which is one of the reasons for all the online publicity that I am beginning to do. Beating my own drum is never easy. Especially when I was carefully taught to keep it hidden […]

Sell Your Books: No Guarantee

by Tom Blubaugh There are numerous voices out there in the literary marketplace that profess to have the latest and greatest methods for you to sell your books. Some even try to give you a guarantee. Beware. Before you make an investment in a program, product, or professional, I suggest that you do the following. […]

What Christian Writers Need

by Sarah Tun Christian writers need income, relationship, and a sense of fulfilment. I suspect all writers need these things, but for Christians, the fulfillment comes through building relationships that bring with them a sense of purpose and usefulness to the Kingdom of GOD, a need that all of us who have Jesus within us […]

The New Rules for Book Reviews on Amazon

by Genevieve Fosa At first blush, Amazon’s new rules for posting reviews on books sold on their website do not appear to be quite as awful as some people thought they might be. They may be putting some of the book review companies out of business, but that is simply my thought, after analyzing what […]

A New Writer’s Platform and Marketing Strategy Rolled into One

by Sarah Tun   Needing ideas or motivation to write something new? Seeking to get published? Need a new marketing strategy? In any one  or all three cases, have you considered Literary Journals? Writers Market… An oxymoron? Sometimes it may feel like we, as writers, do more marketing than actual writing. This can be frustrating. […]

Blog? Why? Blog What?

by Gina Burgess Over and over we hear that authors need to blog in order to build their platform. They need to be reachable and online touchable, or so we’re told by the publishing gurus. Why? There are lots of reasons, but I’m pretty sure the main reason is that when readers become fans they […]