What is the Future of Book Publishing?

by Genevive Fosa To know the future of publishing, the best we can do is follow the trends. For one thing, the popularity of E-books is diminishing. This is due to a number of factors. For one thing, the many people who bought their E-reading devices discovered that the little electronic things were not that […]

How to find a reputable agent from Writer Beware

Abridged by Gina Burgess Finding an agent is difficult because there are a lot of really great agents, but there are hundreds of amateurs, and agents who are here today and gone tomorrow. There are probably just as many who are borderline or downright dishonest. Those are the ones that urge you to get your […]

4 Tips on Catching an Editor’s Attention

By W. Terry Whalin Do you feel like you are pitching your book projects into a black hole with little or no response? As a writer and now an editor in the publishing business, I’m aware of my own responsibility to be communicating with others via email or phone. As an acquisitions editor at Morgan James […]

Improve Your Writing with Story Circles

by Margaret Welwood They say—and I agree—that reading your story out loud helps you to detect awkward places. If you stumble, so will your reader. But what of reading other authors’ stories out loud—stories that you and your (grand)children enjoy? I read at day cares, the museum, the library, and other venues, reasoning that as […]

Does Social Media Sell Books?

by DiAnn Mills When I speak to writers about the value of social media, I hear moans, groans, and complaints swirling around the room. Too many writers are not willing to get past the learning curve needed to develop a solid brand. A writer’s life requires flexibility to develop the craft, marketing, publishing, and branding. […]

What’s the most terrifying word for authors?

by Gina Burgess Nope it isn’t writer’s block. That’s two words. According to a mountain of studies it’s networking. Of course there isn’t a separate study done just on authors, but studies have included thousands of people in all different walks of life. Networking seems to either instill excitement of discovery in some people or […]

Author Bio vs About Me Page

by Belinda Forgy I’ve noticed recently that some authors use their Author Bio as their About Me page on their websites. I think it’s a missed opportunity… in marketing… not just your book… but you as an author! We know why the bio is important to readers and agents alike; it builds authority and reputation. […]

Inbound Marketing vs Outbound Marketing: What’s the Difference?

Inbound Marketing and Outbound Marketing are in great discussion these days as new entrepreneurs have entered the marketplace. Over the last decade or so, Inbound Marketing has been deemed the new way to market. Out with the old Outbound Marketing approach that doesn’t work. Or does it? To know which is best for your business, you need to understand a little about marketing. […]

How to (and Why) Make a Social Media Marketing Plan

by Tamy Bond As you struggle with all the ins and outs of posting to all the different social media platforms , you may have figured out that actually sitting down and making a plan might be a good idea. Actually, it’s a GREAT idea! It really is very simple. Everything you do with social networks should be part […]

What to Post to Social Media for an Author

Not sure what to post on social media?  Wondering if you should share something on social media?  What if the reaction isn’t what you expected?  Afraid you will offend all your followers with a post?  Many people and authors wonder what they can share and post on social media.  What is appropriate?  What is helpful?  Is it OK to post a fun picture or share a post from a friend? Here’s a […]