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Reinventing Yourself as a Writer in an Age of Disruption: 10 Commandments That Guarantee Your Success by Michael Larsen

Reinventing Yourself as a Writer in an Age of Disruption: 10 Commandments That Guarantee Your Success by Michael Larsen

Reinvent yourself as a content creator. Read books for pleasure, knowledge, inspiration, and research. Find models for your books and career. Write for all the media that can help you. Revise your work until it’s 100%. Get feedback on your work from many knowledgeable readers. Love your work. Make it a labor of love for […]

Expert Round-Up: Building an Author Platform

Expert Round-Up: Building an Author Platform

NFAA: What are some of your favorite strategies for building an author platform? MARIKA FLATT: At PR by the Book, we believe in combining several elements for a strong author platform. Some of these happen before an author comes to us, such as having a contemporary website, a modern book cover, and a nice headshot. […]

Expert Interview with Writer Michelle Nickolaisen

Expert Interview with Writer Michelle Nickolaisen

Name: Michelle Nickolaisen Website URL:   http://www.bombchelle.com Social Media Links: https://twitter.com/_chelleshock https://www.instagram.com/michelleshock/ https://www.facebook.com/bombchellebiz On your website, you say, “My specialty is in taking potentially dry, boring subjects and making them entertaining and engaging.” How do you help writers transform their writing? I think the biggest things in making boring subjects less boring is to: Ground the […]

Expert Interview: Tamara Monosoff

Expert Interview: Tamara Monosoff

Name: Tamara Monosoff Website URL: TamaraMonosoff.com  What shift do authors need to make today? Authors need to step outside of their comfort zone and embrace technology. Readers are digesting information differently today than ever before. Therefore, authors need to respond to this. With 4,500 books printed daily on Amazon, it’s essential to take the necessary […]

Interview: Kristina Radke, International Account Director at NetGalley

Interview: Kristina Radke, International Account Director at NetGalley

Name: Kristina Radke, International Account Director at NetGalley Website URL:   www.netgalley.com Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/NetGalley/ https://twitter.com/netgalley Is there anything new or up-and-coming going on with NetGalley that you can share with our members? NetGalley continues to grow and evolve, and we’re always excited to announce new features and partnerships. In the last couple of months, […]

Expert Interview: Barbara McNichol

Expert Interview: Barbara McNichol

Name: Barbara McNichol Website URL:   www.BarbaraMcNichol.com and www.WordTrippers.com Social Media Links: LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Describe what you do an editor: I specialize in Content/Copy Editing of Nonfiction Books, mostly about business, how-to, relationships, finances, spirituality, memoir. I also offer a Manuscript Review for manuscripts that aren’t yet ready for nitty-gritty editing.    How […]

Expert Interview with Melinda Copp on Ghostwriting

Expert Interview with Melinda Copp on Ghostwriting

Name: Melinda Copp Website URL:   http://www.writerssherpablog.com Social Media Links: http://www.facebook/thewriterssherpa Describe what you do as a ghostwriter: I help people write the books that they can’t write themselves.  How did you come to do what you’re doing today? My first job out of college was working as an editorial assistant at a self-publishing company, and […]

Expert Interview: Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist

Expert Interview: Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist

Name: Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist Website URL: www.stephaniebarko.com, www.diybookplatform.com Social Media Links: www.facebook.com/stephaniebarko www.facebook.com/diybookplatform @steffercat @diybookplatform www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniebarko https://www.linkedin.com/company/diy-book-platform https://plus.google.com/u/0/104243740205572468293/posts https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/324623-stephanie www.pinterest.com/stephaniebarko www.youtube.com/c/StephanieBarko Can you describe what you do as a literary publicist? I help adult nonfiction authors and historical novelists connect with their audiences. Book publicists work from six months pre-release to 60 days post-pub, and […]

Expert Interview: Jody Rein, Literary Agent

Expert Interview: Jody Rein, Literary Agent

Name: Jody Rein Website URL:   www.jodyreinbooks.com www.authorplanet.org Social Media Links: @authorplanet https://www.facebook.com/JodyReinBooks/  You’ll be speaking at this year’s Nonfiction Writers Conference—May 4-6—can you give us a sneak peek of what you’ll be presenting?  I’m talking about the process of getting traditionally published today—what the industry looks like and how to navigate it. It’s a big, […]

Expert Interview: Mark Schaefer, author of The Tao of Twitter

Expert Interview: Mark Schaefer, author of The Tao of Twitter

Name: Mark W. Schaefer Book Titles: The Tao of Twitter Return on Influence Born to Blog Social Media Explained The Content Code Website URL: www.businessesGROW.com Social Media Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mark.schaefer3 Google+: https://plus.google.com/+MarkSchaefer/posts Twitter: https://twitter.com/markwschaefer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markwschaefer YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MWSchaefer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markwschaefer/?ref=badge  You’ll be speaking at this year’s Nonfiction Writers Conference—May 4-6—can you give us a sneak […]