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From Pen to Store: Tips for an Effective Marketing Process New!

Congratulations on finishing your book! As I mentioned in my previous article, "Tips for an Effective Writing Process", there are billions of books written and billions of people on earth - but none of them knows your book exists. How can you spread awareness and...

Using Your Creativity to Promote Your Book New!

How creative are you? Obviously, you are a little creative since you wrote a book, but do you have any other creative outlets? Like photography, Photoshop, painting, sewing, etc. If you are creative you can find so many more ways to get the word out...

LinkedIn for Authors New!

I was reading a book about job hunting and they mentioned the site LinkedIn and how it’s vital for job seekers. It got me thinking, it would also be a great place to promote your book. I mean, think about it, you are an author...

How to Use the Library to Promote Your Book New!

Here are a few more ideas to promote your book, that is thinking outside the box, so to speak. You can use the library to help promote your book, and it’s even better if you live in or near a big city. Some of the...

Another Idea to Promote Your Book New!

As an author, you need to find ways to promote your own book these days. There are the usual social media sites and conventions/book signings, of course. But if you are an introvert or have social anxiety, those options seem rather daunting. Asking book bloggers is...

Social Media Tips for Introverts/Social Anxiety New!

I’m a shy introvert with social anxiety thanks to a speech impairment. I’m also a blogger who hopes to be an author someday. I started blogging last August and slowly learning which media sites work best for me. Some days I can be chatty, but most of...

How to Get your Book Reviewed by a Book Blogger/Reviewer. New!

I admit, I only started book blogging last August. I have been reviewing books for a year now. I am also in a few book blogging groups on Facebook, and I learned a lot from them. I have noticed a lot of posts from them...

Fan Love Overcomes Obscurity

Obscurity is a new indie author's worst problem. It's a perplexing issue but writers can use generosity to drive their author platform growth. One simple strategy can move an indie writer beyond obscurity. This proved itself repeatedly in my experience. During my marketing agency years, content marketing...

Anatomy of a School Visit

School visits are a great way to reach student readers and to provide an experience for them that will have a lasting, positive impact on their lives—especially if they aspire to be authors themselves. It’s also a great way to supplement your income as a...

The University Newspaper Review Niche

When my book came out, I immediately emailed my alma mater’s student-run newspaper. I asked if they would be interested in reviewing it, thinking that because I was a former student and was born in the city itself, that it was a sure thing. It’s...