Archive for January, 2010

How Do You Get Your Writer’s Fix?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

When is the last time you had quiet time to sit and write whatever you wanted for an entire morning or afternoon? Do you ever get free time to just write without interruption? It seems as though, for most writers, life gets in the way and writing takes a backseat to work, family, entertaining, travel […]

Why Should You Listen to Publishing Professionals?

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

It may seem contradictory, at times—what you hear from publishing professionals. But this is only because we each have different areas of strengths, interest and passion. We have varied backgrounds—some professionals come directly from publishing houses or literary agencies, others are relatively new to the industry, but they’ve learned rather quickly, others, like me, have […]

Make a Positive Difference in the Industry With Your Book

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I listened to Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, in a teleseminar yesterday. The teleseminar was presented FREE for SPAWN members—just another benefit of joining SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network). I’m sure that our members who listened in learned a great deal about the publishing industry—at least from Mark’s perspective […]

First-Aid Available For Struggling Authors

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

As I said in a recent blog post, I am rewriting my book, Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book. It will now be Over 100 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book. You may wonder if there are more ways to promote a book now than there was in 2000, when I first produced […]

Establish the Habit of Blogging

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

How many of you could write a fresh, informative blog post every single day of the year? I take it for granted. I write my blog entry every day as part of my morning routine. And I try to do so with you in mind. When I mention this to people, they give me a […]

How Many Times Must You Promote a Book?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Have you ever wondered when you can stop promoting your book? How many promotional activities do you have to pursue in order to sell enough books? And by the way, what is “enough” books? I can tell you—and I have told you, by the way—that your book will sell for as long as you are […]

Resources For Authors

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Do you collect resources? When you read a book related to writing, publishing or your field of writing, do you always check for a resources page section? When you write a nonfiction book or article, do you typically include resources for your readers? Resources are important for researchers. If you are writing a book, you […]

Have Your Promoted Your Book Today?

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

What are you doing today toward promoting your book? What did you do yesterday? You’ll find that book promotion is sort of like a snowball. The more energy you put into it—the more results you will see. But with book promotion, sometimes the effects of your efforts aren’t apparent right away. I believe that’s why […]

Get Multiple, More Meaningful Book Reviews

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

I teach and preach about the process of landing book reviews for your new (and even older) fiction or nonfiction book. But does anyone listen to me? Apparently not! Even long time members of SPAWN, who have access to years of my articles and posts featuring how to get your book reviewed, have been brainwashed […]

How to Prepare for a Successful Publishing Experience

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Those of you living in California know that we’ve been dealing with a lot of rain this week. Even if you don’t live in the West, you are aware of the nonstop rain, flood and mudslide warnings, thunder storms and even a few tornadoes (one hit a mile away from where my mother lives in […]