Authors Community – A Networking Group

By Tamy Bond What does networking have to do with a website, SEO, or marketing? Well, if you think outside the box a little you may begin to understand that being an author is like running a business. You are in business because you offer something different, better or unique.  Other authors are not your competition.  Joining forces with other authors […]

5 Quick Website Design Tips

by Tamy Bond When it comes to web design, there are plenty of DIYers today. Many want to maintain control of their Internet presence.  When you are creating a website (or hiring a web designer), there are many details to keep in mind. For most, the first instinct is to build something that will sell. Generate sales! […]

How Much Does a Website Cost?

By Tamy Bond Many authors see the value of having a website but aren’t sure the cost is worth it. The trick is to find the most cost effective way to ensure your writings have a solid presence in the Internet Marketing arena. There are many ways to accomplish this goal without breaking the bank. Knowing the need for a website and coming up with the […]

Fuel Your Fire: Goodreads is a Great Thing

By Whitney McKendree Moore ONE ANSWER: GOODREADS! When literary strategist, Tom Blubaugh, suggested joining Goodreads Dot Com, I was reluctant. The last thing I felt I needed was yet another learning curve on yet another website. I was already feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all the social networks in which I was participating. Today, I stand […]

Writing Craft: Writing a Synopsis

by Randy Ingermanson Craft: How to Write a Synopsis One of the most common questions novelists ask is “How do you write a synopsis?” First, let’s define what a synopsis is, because it’s sometimes called an “outline” which is a confusing term. Many of us learned how to make an “outline” in third grade, using […]