How To Get Your Book Into Costco (and other specialty stores)

How to Get Your Book into Costco

by Penny Sansevieri Authors ask me all the time: How can I get my book into Costco? To tell you the truth, it’s really not that complicated. But let’s look at the different ways that Costco stocks product:

How To Organize Your Non-fiction Book

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by Nina Amir Organization can prove a challenging task for creative people whose desks often tend to be a jumble of papers, sticky notes and books and whose filing cabinets  contain more random acts of filing than anything else. (Their computer files are often just as disorganized.) I know I have this problem. When I […]

How to Leap into Writing and Publishing Your Next Book

How to Leap into Writing and Publishing Your Next Book

by Frances Caballo Whenever I publish a new book, my husband and friends are always impressed. My colleagues? Not so much. While friends may wonder how I chose a topic and researched it, organized my time, and acquired the skills to write it, my colleagues know the Big Secret.

How To Set Up Your Goodreads Author Profile (And Why You Should!)

How to set up your author profile on Goodreads

by Shelley Hitz Goodreads is a popular platform authors can use to market their books. However, I know many authors who have not even set up the basics on Goodreads to increase their exposure on this popular site for readers. In this post, you’ll learn about the power of Goodreads as well as how to set […]

5 Tips to Make Your Author Website Convert Prospects to Profits

5 Tips to Make Your Author Website Convert Prospects to Profits

by Kristen Eckstein One of the most valuable pieces of marketing you can invest in is your “digital business card”—your website. If you feel having a social media presence and a Facebook page alone are enough, keep in mind that you don’t control those websites. You need a hub—a central location for your entire book […]

National Podcast Day – A Personal Journey, Building Pre-Launch Buzz And More

National Podcast Day

Dr. Ellen Britt Today, September 30th, is the first ever annual National Podcast Day! (Queue dance music, party horns and toss confetti.) Hey, any excuse for a party! But seriously, why should you, as a digital content provider and reader of The Future of Ink, care about podcasting, much less celebrate a whole day devoted […]

Why Publishing Shouldn’t Be A One Person Show

Why Publishing Shouldn’t Be A One Person Show

by Justine Schofield Entrepreneurs who choose to publish digitally are afforded the luxury of having many of the cumbersome and costly steps of print publishing eliminated. However, there is one aspect of traditional publishing that should absolutely not be overlooked by the tech savvy digital publishers of today: publishing with a team. As most of […]

The Secret Formula to Creating a Bestselling Book

The Secret Formula to Creating a Bestselling Book

by Penny Sansevieri Writing a book is one thing, promoting it is a whole different animal. But what if you could, right out of the gate, know exactly what to do to create an outstanding, well-received book that was promoted in such a way that it sold better than you expected? Sound like a dream? […]

How To Use Gmail Canned Responses In Book Marketing

How To Use Gmail Canned Responses In Book Marketing

by Shelley Hitz Gmail has a simple, yet effective, feature authors can use when marketing their books. It is called “canned responses.” Canned responses allows you to save pre-written messages you can easily insert into your e-mails later. This can save you hours of time and make you more productive. How can authors use canned responses? […]

How To Diversify Your Income Beyond Your Book

How to Diversify Your Income Beyond Your Book

by Kristen Eckstein It doesn’t matter if you’re a children’s book author, fiction writer, non-fiction how-to author, business person, or even a fine artist. The fact is, in this modern age of book publishing, you’re in business… Period. You’re in sales, you’re in the business of selling books, and hopefully you’re in the business of […]