Category Archives for "Author Marketing"
Is marketing evil? It’s a question that new authors struggle with every day in the self-publishing landscape. After all, you don’t want to be a used-car salesman; you want to be an artist. By learning how to get readers to buy your work, wouldn’t you sully your reputation as a creative professional? The answer may […]Continue reading
Most people like to learn things the hard way. Instead of listening to the advice of those who’ve gone before them, they’d rather repeat the same mistakes. Many authors fall into this trap when launching a book, but they’re not always aware that what they’re doing is wrong. As a result, they continue to repeat […]Continue reading
Imagine launching your own cupcake shop in a prime location. After putting painstaking effort into making the best product possible, you throw open the doors on opening day and expect the masses to come flooding inside. When 24 hours goes by with no customers to speak of, you feel like you may have made a […]Continue reading
Everybody is strapped for time. Between the normal hassles of life and the energy-sucking force of Internet distractions, it sometimes feels impossible to get anything accomplished. Putting time into your marketing never feels urgent, but it’s extremely important for building a writing career. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen Covey wrote […]Continue reading
What a difference a few hundred years makes. If you were a wannabe writer in the time of Jane Austin or Charles Dickens, your chances of meeting them and asking writing-related questions would be practically nonexistent. The advent of writers’ conventions has given aspiring authors the chance to connect with bestselling scribes from every genre. […]Continue reading
The habit of writing 5,000 words a day will likely make you a successful author. Doesn’t that make you a little bit mad? There are writers out there who not only accomplish this feat every day, but they’re also blogging about it. Heck, some of them even write books about how they’re able to accomplish […]Continue reading