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SEO 101 (Part 1 of 2)

Writing online requires a specific set of skills not commonly needed in old school writing. This is why writers must keep themselves up to date with the latest trends through continuing writing education. You have seen and heard it before--companies looking for writers with SEO...

How Newsletters Help Market Your Book

I’d be lying if I said we, as writers, didn’t have to market our own work. Not only do we have to worry about query letters, but with the rise of self-publishing and indie publishing, we also have to worry about marketing ourselves to our...

Honesty Without Brutality in Negative Reviews

For authors, negative reviews are a bane, the hammer that shatters their masterpiece. The tragedy is that negative reviews break potential authors. I have seen young writers who have authored books, but upon reading scathing reviews, have stopped. Negative reviews are often insensitive. They mean well,...

Sell More Ebooks by Optimizing Your Metadata

Self-publishing authors who rely heavily on sales generated on their website gloss over metadata and its importance. Metadata is a vital part of your book’s success as it helps your book become visible in the vast world of internet. If your reader cannot find your...

Introversion and Marketing

Somewhere out there, a shy, reclusive would-be author is “in the zone,” typing away words that will assemble a potential masterpiece and he considers taking the self-publishing route. Then it hits him: marketing is not his strong suit. No introverted writer ever shouted, “Buy my...

Pitching Your High-Concept Book

What is a high-concept idea? Writers often confuse the meaning of this term. Simply put, it starts with a highly original “what-if” premise that you can use to pitch using a one-liner or two. A high-concept is often a fusion of plots or themes inspired...

Tips for Making a Commercially Successful Audiobook

More and more authors are trying to delve into the deep and very lucrative waters of audiobooks. More readers are now into listening to audiobooks than reading a novel as they offer more convenience and an experience unlike any other. While there is a huge...

Newsletters

Any writer will tell you that having your own newsletter can really boost your sales and help solidify your fanbase. A newsletter can be sent out to your email list on a regular basis, letting your subscribers know about new releases, deals, and giveaways. So...

Social Media Marketing - Does it Work?

If you are an author, I am sure you have seen plenty of books advertised on social media, mainly Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Authors will post every day to various groups in a bid to get sales, but does it work? Like many things, book groups...

Crowdfund Your Way To Success – Part 2

Crowdfunding may not be easy but it can pay off for you handsomely if you do it right. Have a Plan in Place Like a proper marketing plan. You must know exactly who you are targeting with your requests and when you are going to do it....