Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Kindlepreneur’s “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Writers 2022.” Read on to also learn about which hashtags to use to increase discoverability on platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. By Dave Chesson Using social media to get our writing out into the world can be an amazing opportunity. It helps … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Social Media and Hashtags For Writers
By April Miller The audiobook sector is perhaps one of the most popular and fastest-growing segments of the publishing industry. Audiobooks, in the past, were not as much of an attractive investment for indie authors and trade publishers as they are today. The costs of producing, shipping, and creating tapes or CDs were high. Moreover, some books had to be shortened to fit … [Read more...] about Guest Post: The Indie Author’s Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing an Audiobook
I started as a writer, but along the way picked up a lot of other skills. I've always been fascinated by code and building things, and have managed to learn enough to build my own websites. They're nothing fancy, but they get the job done (and these days, they're all on WordPress, which has lots of features and an excellent community online full of people willing to help answer … [Read more...] about Websites and Email Newsletters
Last year, Content Marketing Institute had an interesting post, "Is April Fools’ Day Worth the Risk for Brands?" It's something interesting to consider. The main points were if you're going to do it, it must be well thought out, and the humor should integrate with your brand. You should also immediately reveal it's a joke, and don't let the content interfere with your product … [Read more...] about April Fools and Creating Content
There are so many tools and resources out there, for content creators of all kinds. Here are a few that can help with marketing, repurposing content, creating games, publishing, and more. Simily: A place to publish fiction stories and earn money. Wordtracker: a way to find keywords and figure out keyword competition. Majestic: learn who's backlinking to your … [Read more...] about Resources and Places to Connect
By Dee Survilla Starting a writing business is difficult enough without adding marketing to the mix. But, it is necessary for getting your books out there and making sure people know about what you wrote. Authors have to be creative and resourceful when it comes to marketing. With limited funds and manpower, they have to find ways to get their message out there without … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Essential Marketing Tools for Writers in 2022
By Marissa DeCuir Authors based internationally have plenty of opportunities to tap into the U.S. book market. Thanks to a world connected by virtual technology, it’s never been easier to reach readers across the globe. If you’re currently living outside the U.S., check out our 12 tips for promoting your book to American readers. 1. Make sure your book is available for … [Read more...] about Guest Post: How International Authors Can Promote Books Effectively in the U.S.
By Katie Brenneman Writer’s block affects us all. It comes out of nowhere, and can completely scupper your plans to create productive creative writing. Even the late, great Joan Didion suffered from writer's block — she overcame it by putting her work in the freezer. But most of us won’t relish the idea of cramming our laptops between the frozen peas and ice … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Sources of Inspiration to Overcome Writer’s Block
By Jori Hamilton When a new movie is coming out, what’s the first way you hear about it and learn more about its premise? That’s right, by watching a trailer. Sometimes, by watching it over and over again. Trailers are great for movies and television shows, as they give you a glimpse of what to expect without giving away the entire story. But, have you ever considered … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Using Book Trailers to Promote Your Book as an Indie Author
By Mikel Otis If you're like most professionals, you probably send dozens of emails every day without giving the subject line a second thought. It's a last-minute addition. If that's the case, you're doing something wrong. The subject line may frequently decide whether or not it is opened and how the receiver reacts. Writing email subject lines that get opened is an … [Read more...] about Guest Post: 5 Tips on How to Write a Good Email Subject Line
By Lucy Manole Are you an author looking to make an impact with your upcoming works? The best way to give your books the reach they deserve is by creating a WordPress author website. Nowadays, books are increasingly bought online. Think about the last time you bought a book! Was it you visiting a physical store or getting it delivered to your doorstep? In other words, … [Read more...] about Guest Post: How To Create An Author Website In WordPress On Your Own
It's been a while since I've had a list of resources type of post, so let's wrap up this year with one about pretty much all the aspects of publishing. Pre-Publishing Considerations "Seven Worries of an Aspiring Author" on Self Publishing Formula "Book Idea Validation Mastery" on Kindlepreneur "How to Master Your Fear Like a Navy SEAL" on Medium "Navigating the … [Read more...] about 59 Resources for Writing, Editing, Marketing, and Publishing
By Joseph Dyson Do you believe your website's content is up to the mark, but you’re still not getting enough traffic? An important reason why some websites aren’t ranked higher on Google and other search engines is that, despite offering high-quality content, they offer poor website performance and user experience. If your website takes longer than the standard load time … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Do Core Web Vitals Affect SEO?
By Lisa Tener a. Don’t you love it when you sit down to write and the words flow with ease? b. Don’t you hate it when you sit down and feel stuck? As writers we want more "a" and less "b". Journaling can be the perfect catalyst for writing that flows. The Creative Effects of Journaling Where do I start? Journaling can be a writer’s superpower. Journaling can: … [Read more...] about Guest Post: How Journaling Can Stimulate Your Creativity and Enhance Your Other Writing
By Jori Hamilton The main author of a novel is usually the one that gets the most credit and attention. But, what most people don’t realize is that that one author on the front cover of the book may not be the only one involved. It can take authors an average of 4-8 months to complete a book, and they require a lot of help during that time to get it ready for publication. … [Read more...] about Guest Post: A Guide to Hiring a Ghostwriter for Large Writing Projects