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Top 10 Revenue Streams for Authors

Top 10 Revenue Streams for Authors

Are you ready to add more revenues to your author business? Here are the top ten ways authors can earn more money. 1. Coaching/Consulting Becoming a coach or consultant is often a logical step for authors who want to help others. Building a program based on content from your book can become a wonderful revenue […]

Advice for New Authors from the Experts

Advice for New Authors from the Experts

Each month, the Nonfiction Authors Association asks a burning publishing question of the industry’s best, brightest, and most innovative experts. Here’s what they have to say!  NFAA: What advice would you offer to new authors just getting started?  JOANNE MCCALL New authors are filled with questions, particularly when it comes to promoting their books. “When […]

How to Blog for Other Websites: Simple Steps to Guest Blogging, Including Sample Pitch

How to Blog for Other Websites: Simple Steps to Guest Blogging, Including Sample Pitch

Blogging for other websites allows you to reach a whole new audience, gain exposure, build credibility, and potentially drive traffic back to your site. Here’s how to become a guest blogger: 1. Locate sites you want to write for. The first step is to find appropriate sites, and that means sites that reach your target […]

Understanding Publishing Contracts

Understanding Publishing Contracts

If a publisher offers you a contract, get ready for your head to spin. These contracts can vary greatly in what they offer and what they expect from the author. In general, a contract will outline the following: Payment Terms A book advance fee ranging from $2500-$10,000 is most typical for first time authors without […]

How to Write an Effective Author Bio

How to Write an Effective Author Bio

As an author, there will be many situations where you will need to contribute your bio for promotional purposes. Your bio is often needed on your website in the “About” page and the “Media/Press” page, the back cover of your book, the last page of your book, at the end of articles or blog posts […]

Sample Permissions Letter

Sample Permissions Letter

For use when requesting permission to include another person’s work in your book. As with all legal documents, be sure to have this approved by your attorney before use. Dear [name], As we have previously discussed, I am preparing to have my book published and it is tentatively titled [title]. It is scheduled to be […]

Resources for Hiring Freelancers

Resources for Hiring Freelancers

For years I’ve been saying that the more help I hire, the more money I earn. One of the best ways to grow your business is to hire people to help free up your time so that you can focus on what you do best. While you may think you can’t afford to hire help, […]

How to Write a Press Release

How to Write a Press Release

A press release should be brief—one or two pages max—yet include enough details that a reporter could write a short article based solely on the information provided. Read several sample press releases before writing yours so you understand the proper format. Some good sources for locating professional releases are www.BusinessWire.com and www.PRNewswire.com. Start with a […]

How to Use LinkedIn Pulse

How to Use LinkedIn Pulse

LinkedIn launched its publishing platform in 2015, which essentially works like a large business blogging community, and any LinkedIn user can contribute. Contributors include some big names like Richard Branson and Bill Gates, alongside influential authors and speakers like Gretchen Rubin and Gary Vaynerchuk. You can locate these posts from your LinkedIn home page. Why […]