Should You Sell Your eBook On Amazon? Pros And Cons

Should You Sell Your eBook On Amazon? Pros And Cons

Rebecca Livermore As an indie author, you have a lot of decisions to make. One of the biggest decisions is whether to sell your eBook on Amazon, on your own website, or both. Amazon, of course, is a top choice for most authors, but just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean this is […]

33 Revenue Streams For Authors – Even If You Write Non-Fiction

33 Revenue Streams For Authors - Even If You Write Non-Fiction

by Joan Stewart Most authors obsess over one statistic: the number of books sold. They don’t see their books as springboards to other opportunities. Sure, selling a truckload is exhilarating. But for the really smart, savvy authors, only one number really counts: how many revenue streams they can create from a book. Authors who haven’t […]

Email Marketing For Authors – A Powerful Tool

Email Marketing For Authors - A Powerful Tool

by Frances Caballo Remember when email marketing was big? Guess what? It still is. While business pages focus on social media trends, and blogs and workshops on the Internet abound with how-to information on nearly every social media network, email has been trucking along. Savvy marketers have been doing all they can to collect their […]

12 Publishing And Marketing Predictions For 2015

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 […]

Twitter Tips For Today’s Authors

6 Twitter Tips Authors Need to Know

by Frances Caballo The other day a client asked me why he should give Twitter a try. Oh, my. I always feel a tad floored by the question, not because I think Twitter is unimportant to writers but because Twitter can be critical to an author’s marketing platform. Here’s another reason: I adore Twitter. Explaining […]

The Shocking Truth Why Most Affiliate Partnerships Don’t Work

The Shocking Truth Why Most Affiliate Partnerships Don't Work

by Kathleen Gage If you’ve been exploring how to run a business online for any length of time you’ve likely heard there are surefire ways to achieve greater success for your efforts. At the top of the list are joint-venture and affiliate partnerships. Although a very effective way to increase your market reach and visibility, […]

Why You Should Welcome Anything Less Than 5 Star Reviews

Why You Should Welcome Anything Less Than 5 Star Reviews

by Joan Stewart When I’m looking at book or product reviews on Amazon, nothing sets off my B.S. detector faster than dozens of reviews that are all five stars, and none less than that. It’s the same at other sites. When I was shopping online for living room curtains recently at a consumer site, I […]

The Pros and Cons of Free vs. Paid Press Release Distribution Services

The Pros and Cons of Free vs. Paid Press Release Distribution Services

by Joan Stewart You’ve written a press release about your business, or your new digital product, or an event you’re hosting, and you want the widest exposure possible. You have a big decision to make. Paid services like PRNewswire and PRWeb offer tiered pricing, depending on how widely they distribute the release. If you buy […]

6 Steps To Become An Authorpreneur

6 Steps To Become An Authorpreneur

by Justine Schofield Authorpreneurship is a totally made up word that makes so much sense. With the rise of independent and digital publishing and the shift of the marketplace to online, authors are now expected to not only write, but also sell books. As a result, authors now need to adapt the skillful and savvy […]

Your Online Journey Must Be Planned To Be Profitable

Your Online Journey Must be Planned to Be Profitable

by Kathleen Gage Many people dream of making six and seven figures a year online. They’ve heard about outlandish results experts in any number of industries have gotten and hope to achieve the same. Is it really possible to build a successful and profitable online business? Absolutely. But before you embark on your online journey […]