Archive for May, 2012

Facebook Account Hacked/Cloned

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Everyone has a Facebook page these days. As is the case with most things new, I resisted, drug my feet, refused to get involved with Facebook for the longest time. But I eventually caved in to the hype. Friends, colleagues and experts said, “Social media is good for business.” “It’s a great way to get […]

Authorship is a Business

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Are you ready to enter into the business of publishing? If you’re still in the writing stage of producing a book, you may not have given much thought to what comes next. Many hopeful authors envision their books selling like crazy through Amazon and other online and downtown bookstores. You visualize t being ordered by […]

Find a Job as a Writer Part II

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Yesterday I blogged about how to work as a freelance writer. Today, I will continue with additional ideas. If You Want a Writing Job in the Corporate World • Study the materials from companies for which you’d like to work and see if you can improve upon them. Show your ideas to the appropriate department […]

How to Get a Writing Job

Monday, May 28th, 2012

I followed up my speech for the California Writers’ Club members in Sacramento last week by sending an article to be published in their newsletter or at their website. Since I spoke on freelance writing, I decided to continue with that theme. I thought you might be interested in my checklist for job hunters: General […]

50 Reasons Why You Should Write That Book

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Did you download your FREE copy of “50 Reasons Why You Should Write That Book?” If not, you can do it this week. I’m working on a new FREE report to replace it. What can you learn from this report? • Why it is soooo important to study the publishing industry before writing a […]

Failure in Publishing Can Be Avoided

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Just because you have a computer, you can string words together to create sentences and you can produce a book doesn’t mean that you can write. When I was in the early stages of honing my craft (so to speak)—I was writing articles for magazines and continually studying the publishing industry. I came across a […]

Sell More Books By Listening to Your Readers

Friday, May 25th, 2012

How do you talk to your potential customers? Do you speak their language? Do you tell them what they want to hear? Do you give them the information that is most meaningful to them? Most of all, do you listen to your customers and potential customers? As authors, we know more about our books than […]

Be a More Successful Author. It’s Up to You!

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Authorship is not a science. There is no formula for producing a bestselling book. However, many authors turn to publishing consultants hoping for explicit instructions. Often, they want to know, which publishing option to choose, which publisher, whether to get an agent, should they produce a book including all of their stories or publish them […]

Your Blog Comments and MORE

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Do you have a blog? Is your comments section open or do you have it closed? Do you comment at other blog sites? Do you know the value of the comments option at your blog site? 1: You get some idea of how many people are reading your blog posts and who they are? However, […]

How to Turn Writing Into an Excuse for a Vacation

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

I’m home again after a five-day, 1,000-mile road trip almost the length of California. The reason for the trip was to address the California Writers Club in Sacramento on the topic of freelance article-writing. While so far from home, however, we decided to see some of the state that one of us had never seen […]