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4 Events to Help you Sell Books

April 14, 2014 | Self-publishing | 0 comments | Author:

You’ve heard us talk about the importance of a book launch for both marketing and sales. But what about after the launch party? Do you retreat to your website, social media, and Amazon vendor page in the hopes of selling … Continued


How to Make the Most out of your Social Media

April 9, 2014 | Social Media, Technology | 1 comments | Author:

If you’re an enterprising authorpreneur, you’re engaged on social media. You blog. You tweet. You have hundreds of Facebook friends and likes on your book’s page. You check in and engage with your fans and community daily, and aren’t hitting them … Continued


Getting Your Book Out There: Distribution Options for Indie Authors

April 7, 2014 | Amazon, Authorpreneur, Book Launch, Bookstores, Distribution, Indie Publishing | 1 comments | Author:

It used to be that getting your book on a bookstore’s shelf was the easiest way to ensure sales. But, as we’ve mentioned before, things don’t necessarily work that way anymore. As an indie author, you have a lot of … Continued


How to Write the Right Way on Vacation

April 2, 2014 | Writing, Writing Tips | 3 comments | Author:

If you’re in school—or your kids are—you know it’s the season for spring break. This means taking time off work, vacations, and perhaps even relaxing. But what if you want to have a productive break? Here are some tips to … Continued


The One Networking Step Most People Don’t Take

March 31, 2014 | Audience, Authorpreneur, Book Marketing, Conferences, Social Media | 2 comments | Author:

You’ve followed our advice and made some great connections at a conference. You get their business cards, smile, and walk away. Successful networking, right? Wrong. That person does not count as a fan or a business connection until you follow … Continued


Intellectual Property and Copyrights: The Basics

March 26, 2014 | Authorpreneur, Content | 4 comments | Author:

Last week, we talked about being a good critique partner, and while we mentioned things like being nice and constructive, the main thing readers focused on was the trust required to share your work with someone before it’s published. Ever … Continued


How to Attend a Writing Conference (And Make it Worth Your Time)

March 24, 2014 | Authorpreneur, Conferences, Fun | 1 comments | Author:

We’ve already talked about how writing conferences are a GREAT way to build your author platform, but they can be a tad overwhelming. Here are some tips for making the most out of your time and money! 1.      Know Thyself … Continued


How to be a Good Critique Partner

March 20, 2014 | Beta Readers, Editing, Revising, Writing, Writing Tips | 6 comments | Author:

In our experience, the best writers are not the people who have the best innate style, or even those who work with the best editors. No. The best writers are the people who have a solid writer’s group and an … Continued


The 4 Hats Self-Publishers Wear (In addition to being writers)

March 17, 2014 | Audience, Authorpreneur, Beta Readers, Book Marketing, Editing, Indie Publishing, Pitching, Planning, Self-publishing | 3 comments | Author:

The best part of self-publishing is that you get creative control over every step of the process — but this is also one of the worst parts. Successful indie authors, what we call authorpreneurs, are much more than just writers. … Continued


The Art of the Blog-Rant

March 14, 2014 | Audience, Blogging, Technology | 2 comments | Author:

As an indie author, you’re likely handling the bulk of building your author platform yourself. This is great, because you’re automatically going to be reinforcing a consistent brand—you—but it also means that your brand is susceptible to…ahem…vehement opinions.   Everyone … Continued


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