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Round-Up Question of the Week: What book marketing strategies have worked best for you?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What book marketing strategies have worked best for you?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What book marketing strategies have worked best for you? Here’s what they had to say: David Evans: A couple of years ago I signed up with a paid speaking service that helped me get a lot of un-paid speaking gigs. That has been […]

Preparing for Book Launch: Choose Your Niche

Preparing for Book Launch: Choose Your Niche

When you’re setting out to launch your book into the world, you will be faced with a lot of competition. There are millions of book titles available today, which means that book categories are jam packed. Before you begin to formulate your marketing plan, you should first define who it is you want to reach. […]

Be Social. Get Your Nonfiction Book Noticed.

Be Social. Get Your Nonfiction Book Noticed.

You’ve been told you need a social media presence as a nonfiction author. Without one you won’t get noticed and you won’t sell many books. They tell you to get on social media and build a following. How do you get started using social media? What should you do on social media? What should you […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What strategies have you used to generate book reviews?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What strategies have you used to generate book reviews?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What strategies have you used to generate book reviews? Here’s what they had to say: Stephanie Chandler: My favorite is to ask Amazon reviewers of competing titles. Who else has some suggestions for us? Sue Lynn Canfield: Include a paragraph at the end […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What goals are you setting for yourself for the coming year?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What goals are you setting for yourself for the coming year?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What goals are you setting for yourself for the coming year? Here’s what they had to say: Joel D Canfield: I’m slowly working on the book about writing Resistance I’ve been putting off (yes, I see the irony.) While Steven Pressfield calls on […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: For authors who’ve already been published, what would you do differently next time?

Round-Up Question of the Week: For authors who’ve already been published, what would you do differently next time?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: For authors who’ve already been published, what would you do differently next time? Here’s what they had to say: David Evans: When I published my first books, I didn’t really have a clear, single message. Also I didn’t have a good venue to […]

How to Deal Yourself a Royal Flush: Removing the Risk from Writing and Publishing by Michael Larsen

How to Deal Yourself a Royal Flush: Removing the Risk from Writing and Publishing by Michael Larsen

Lady Luck smiles on writers who play their cards right. These five hearts guarantee you a winning hand: YOU ARE THE ACE: Heartwork: Make reading, writing, and communicating a labor of love. Headwork: Learn about books, writing, publishing, technology, and your field. Goals: Have literary and publishing goals and a plan to achieve them. CONTENT […]

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are some of the biggest challenges you face as an author?

Round-Up Question of the Week: What are some of the biggest challenges you face as an author?

This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What are some of the biggest challenges you face as an author? Here’s what they had to say: Cheri Fields: Making time without feeling guilty about it. I’m a homeschool mom and there is always something else to do when my brain is functional. […]

How to Write Effective Social Media Content: A Guide for Nonfiction Authors by Kevin Nelson

How to Write Effective Social Media Content: A Guide for Nonfiction Authors by Kevin Nelson

We know that social media are great for promotion, increasing visibility, and building up an audience. It works very well both for businesses and individuals – and it could be just as effective for any nonfiction author, who wants to promote their work. Why should nonfiction authors promote on social media? No matter how digitalized […]

How to Get Bookstore Placement for Your Self-Published Book: Create Reverse Demand

How to Get Bookstore Placement for Your Self-Published Book: Create Reverse Demand

One of the most common questions I hear from self-published authors is whether or not it makes sense to pursue brick and mortar bookstore placement for books. In most cases, it’s rarely worthwhile, but it’s important to understand how the process works. When self-published, in order to get major bookstore placement, you have to sign […]