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The Perks of Adobe Spark

  I discovered Adobe Spark a few months ago while I was searching for an easy way to create quotes. Spark Post is by far the easiest thing I've found and it's free. The web is getting increasingly visual. Social media especially is focused on visual material....

Outside the Box Marketing

There are the obvious things you should do to promote yourself and your novels: Post on social media, advertise, add your profile and books to websites such as Amazon, BookBub, Barnes and Noble, etc. and use SEO, share your books with your friends, family, and fans...

Marketing Tip of the Week-Cross Promotion

Don't think of other authors as just your competition (even though they are), but also think of them as potential mentors, promoters, friends, fans, reviewers and sources of inspiration. For this blog we will discuss the marketing benefits of recruiting other authors...

Marketing Tip of the Week-Don’t Give Up

Marketing a book or anything really can be difficult, time consuming, and the benefits are not always immediately recognized. Keep entering competitions, keep asking for reviews, keep giving out copies of your books, continue posting on social media, blogging, and...

Marketing Tip of the Week-Conquering the Query

Ahh the tedious task of querying. Even though the task of writing a query letter may seem daunting, these letters are very important if you wish to obtain an agent. It is a resume of sorts for you and your book and is the first thing an agent will read that will aid...

Marketing Tip of the Week-Picking the Publisher

There are now various ways to get a book into the hands of readers. The two main options are traditional publishing and self publishing also known as indie publishing. Each method has its pros and cons and should be considered carefully for each of your written works....

Marketing Tip of the Week-Author Essentials

We live in a digital age where people "hop" online to do almost everything: research, read, watch television/movies, stay connected with family and friends, shop, work, go to school, etc. If you want to enhance your presence as an author in today's world then you need...

Newsflash-Goodreads Deals

Groupon, Groop Dealz, Woot, Zulily and many online retailers of this sort send you e-mail notifications about great deals based on your preferences and interests. Goodreads is now offering this same service for e-books. Once you sign-up, Goodreads will notify you of...