By Mariah T. When you’re an author, exposure is everything. You can get the competitive edge that you need with a few digital marketing tricks. As you get your book in front of more people, you can potentially increase your sales. Social Media The popularity of social media is increasing exponentially. It’s important that you utilize all of the different social media … [Read more...] about Guest Post: 5 Digital Marketing Tricks to Give Authors a Competitive Edge
By Mariah T. Many writers stay so focused on their work that they forget to promote their product. As a result, they often become discouraged by disappointing book sales. You can do better, especially if you know where to start. Marketing is essential for books, just as with any other good. With the right plan, you can build awareness and excitement about your work, so … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Which Marketing Channels are Most Effective for Books?
Being an indie author is tough. There's the long hours of writing, the nail biting and teeth gritting as you revise your work, and of course there's marketing, promoting, and hoping that maybe you'll get a few, or a lot, of readers. Over the years, more and more indie authors have published, and shared their advice and experiences. Though writing tends to be a solitary … [Read more...] about Indie Authors: Self Publishing Advice
Book publishers can learn a lot from their media counterparts. As the world becomes more connected, the lines between these industries is getting blurred. Keeping on top of trends then can be really helpful, in terms of getting ideas of what can be done and what to expect in the future. Here are a few headlines from other forms of media that can help inform people in book … [Read more...] about Taking Stock of Industries Related to Book Publishing and How That Relates to the Future
Blogging is great for writers. If nothing else, blogging can be a way to practice writing, often in shorter chunks (at least compared to a book). Blogging is not for everyone, and it took me a long time to even get in the habit of blogging. But now that I've established a routine, I really enjoy coming up with new content, or sharing links I've found valuable over the years. … [Read more...] about Indie Authors: Blogging
A while back, I watched Indie Game: The Movie and was struck by how much indie game development and indie book publishing had in common. I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented and inspiring indie game developer, Jonathan Blow. Below is the second in a three-part series that discusses the similarities between developing games and publishing books as an indie. Read Part … [Read more...] about What Indie Book Publishing and Indie Game Development Have In Common, Part 2
When you write, you don't always write books. There are many forms of content available, including blogs, research papers, white papers, short stories, articles, poems, flash fiction, and more. Recently I wrote a post about "New Ways to Read," but now I'd like to focus on all the tools and sites out there that make it possible to write and produce new … [Read more...] about New Ways to Write
Below is a list of blogs that may come in handy. They cover grammar, writing, ebooks, and publishing. I've also included a few of my friends' blogs. Some of them are informative, some are quirky, and all are worth looking at. Thoughts on Pages An EPublisher Confesses Cheapass Fiction Engrish Funny Shelf-Awareness Writers Village University Writers Write … [Read more...] about Blogs Worth Reading