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How to Build Your List of Media Contacts

How to Build Your List of Media Contacts

I’ve been saying for years that though press releases have long been the standard way to pitch media, they aren’t always the best way. You should know that reporters, editors, and producers NEED story ideas. In other words, they need you as much as you need them. Yes, it’s perfectly okay to reach out to […]

Freelance Writing 101

Freelance Writing 101

One great way to get exposure as an author and expert in your field is to write for publications that reach your target audience. Whether you want to write purely for exposure or you want to get paid for your efforts, the following are steps to begin landing writing assignments. Start Small It’s not easy […]

Elements of a Book Proposal

Elements of a Book Proposal

A good book proposal should be convincing, thorough, and fully edited for spelling and grammatical errors. Keep in mind that your proposal reflects you and your professionalism so you want to make sure it is high-quality and follows industry standards. Proposals can range from 10-50 pages. Remember to check the website of the agent or […]

Checklist of Key Components to Include When Writing Your Nonfiction Book

Checklist of Key Components to Include When Writing Your Nonfiction Book

Following are components to consider including in your book, though most are optional. Endorsements – Endorsements can add credibility to a book, provided they come from influential authors. Don’t be afraid to ask—you might be surprised by how supportive your fellow authors can be. A well-known author’s quote can be printed on the front cover […]

35 Ways to Increase Website Traffic for Authors

35 Ways to Increase Website Traffic for Authors

As an author, one of your primary goals with online marketing is to drive traffic to your website where potential readers can learn about you, your books and any other offerings you have. The good news is that you don’t have to sit back and wait for people to find your site—there are many ways […]

17 Ways to Add More Content to Your Blog

17 Ways to Add More Content to Your Blog

1. Speak Your Posts – If you’re more comfortable speaking than you are writing, speak your content and have it transcribed into blog posts. You can purchase software that will do this for you—Dragon Naturally Speaking—which is used by doctors, attorneys and other professionals for transcription purposes. 2. Interview Industry Professionals – Invite people to […]

Steps to Becoming a Professional Speaker

Steps to Becoming a Professional Speaker

Getting started as a professional speaker is easier than you might think. Most people begin by giving free talks to local organizations and work their way up to paid speaking gigs. Local presentations can have many advantages even when you’re not being paid because you gain exposure with the organization’s entire network (not just the […]

Sample Query Letter

Sample Query Letter

There are hundreds of small and mid-size publishing houses that may be willing to consider your book without the assistance of an agent. The best way to locate these is to examine books in your genre. Find out who is publishing the majority of books in your subject area and begin researching your options. Most […]

How to Write 3 Books a Year (Recording)

How to Write 3 Books a Year (Recording)

It sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it!? But, after you hear Roger C. Parker’s Write 3 Books a Year presentation, you’ll probably change your mind! Roger will share a structural approach to book content that creates the type of nonfiction books readers want today. He’ll also share writing, book marketing, and list-building […]

Goal Setting Strategies That Produce Results

Goal Setting Strategies That Produce Results

I am a firm believer in goal setting. Each year I write a detailed Goal Plan and post it next to my desk. Having clear intentions and specific goals keeps me focused. Some people do this at the start of a new year, while others use their birthday as the annual launching board. I like […]