There are so many articles that say that building your “community” is the most important part of book marketing, but what exactly does that even mean? Sure, your immediate community where you live is important, but it’s inevitable that you’ll need to engage with your online community as well. This article explains why that online [Read More…]
This article is fairly amusing. The author notes how ridiculous the recent fight between two 36 year olds was and how much attention it gained, and asks how book publishing could have the fight of the century. They then list a few different ways to stir the pot. First they list hoaxes, followed by plagiarism [Read More…]
Staying committed to the writing process is a crucial idea for any author to keep in mind. Things rarely unfold as you want them to during the writing process, and it’s easy to get frustrated, and even give up, so that’s why it’s important to stay committed to the process. It might take a lot [Read More…]
Think about your first book’s main character. Has he or she changed since the time you first created them? Probably not, and that’s because characters don’t change. But people do. You’re probably not exactly the same as you were when you first created that character, which means your character shouldn’t be either. This article explores [Read More…]
There has to be some secret to selling books on Amazon, but how do you figure out which tips are the right tips? Did you know that you’re supposed to use keywords? Does your title even have keywords? Don’t worry if you have no idea about marketing, SEO, or promoting your book on Amazon, there are [Read More…]
Subplots are not supposed to be used to fatten up your book and give it a word count that will make it lengthy enough to be a novel.
Once you’ve finally reached the ending of your book, you might be compelled to just keep trucking on to get it over with. But you shouldn’t just finish it to finish it, chances are you might be a little burned out from all the writing, so it might be a good idea to take a [Read More…]
Where you live is a big part of who your book audience is, because they are the people that know and interact with you the most. If your community audience seems to be dying down a little bit, check out some of these community engagement prompts to get them fired back up! You can pick [Read More…]
There’s tons of book marketing resources and advice out there, but you can’t try to do everything you read about.
Have you ever considered the benefits of using your books back matter to cross-promote your next book? If you think about it, when your readers make it to the last page, they’re going to want more, and what better way to hook them than with an excerpt or sneak-peak to your next book? You can [Read More…]