17 Ways To Promote Your Book with One Blog Post

by Kathleen Gage You’ve got the book. You’ve got the digital product. You’ve got the virtual training. Now what? Simple. Now you have to promote it. With all that’s available online, you have a wealth of possibility at your fingertips. One of the most effective methods for spreading the word, establishing credibility and positioning your message […]

How To Set Writing Goals For The New Year In Six Easy Steps

by Rebecca Livermore If you’re like many people around the world, you’ve likely set some goals for 2015.  In the middle of thinking about all of your other goals, don’t forget to set some writing goals so that at the end of the year, you don’t find yourself wishing you had done more. Here are […]

Where To Find Hundreds Of Publicity Leads (All For Free)

by Joan Stewart Wanted: A publisher to discuss how much Theresa Giudice from “Real Housewives of New Jersey” might earn with a book detailing her jail time. Wanted: Experts to talk about the ways in which your birth month affects your emotion or mood. Wanted: Books by and about key female influencers across a wide […]

7 Secrets To Podcasting Success

By Doug Foresta and D’vorah Lansky Podcasting is a powerful way for authors to get your message out into the world in a bigger way, but it may be one of the least understood mediums, compared to blogging or video. We’ve found that many people have shied away from podcasting thinking it was too technically […]

How To Use Your Creativity To Fuel Website Conversion

by Frances Caballo In December, I read a post on the Marking Land blog titled 5 Ways To Embrace Your Inner Marketing Technologist.  The post was about how marketers can embrace technology, but I, of course, immediately began to think about authors and Indie authors in particular and how we could embrace social media. I’ve […]

How To Use SMART Goals To Get Your Book Done

Kristen Eckstein You’ve probably heard this acronym before: SMART. When applied to your book goals, the letters represent the characteristics of goals you will actually reach. They are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and timely. Specific The more specific your goals are, the better. Whenever possible, answer the questions who, what, when, where, why, and how […]

10 Twitter Tips For Creating Better Social Media Content

by Peg Fitzpatrick It’s always important to sharpen our skills when needed – which it always is in my opinion. Writing particularly leads us on the quest for the perfect word choice, the best grammar usage, and the most clear sentence structure possible. Applying these skills to social media marketing is another skill all together. Everybody Writes: […]

The New SMART Goals You Need To Succeed

by Nina Amir When January rolls around, everyone starts talking about goal setting—and with good reason. The most successful people in almost every industry use goals as the roadmap to help them reach their desired destinations. It’s no different for writers. If you want to produce a successful book or a successful career as an author, […]

How To Run A New Year’s Book Giveaway

by Justine Schofield Running a giveaway for your book(s) could be the perfect way to build the momentum you need to excel in the New Year. What better way to kick off the year than by getting your book into the hands of readers? People love free things and a giveaway is an opportunity to […]

12 Publishing And Marketing Predictions For 2015

by Penny Sansevieri With 2015 right around the corner, it’s time to start looking to the future and where we might be headed. While I don’t have a crystal ball (and often I wish I did), I wanted to take a look at where I think publishing, self-publishing, and marketing are headed in the new […]