Guest Post: How to Market a Kindle Book: 10 Easy Marketing Strategies for New Authors

By Jordan Ring Writing your book was hard enough, now you have to market it? Oh man… Never fear, here are 10 easy strategies to sell more copies of your book. 1. Create an author website Make sure you have an author website. It’s an absolute necessity if you want to establish an author platform that …

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Indie Authors: Using Giveaways to Find New Readers and Sell More Books

A giveaway is a powerful tool that can help indie authors attract new readers. You can incentivize people to spread the word about your book through social media, sign up for your email list, and garner interest in your other books (which can lead to more sales). There are at least four big tools authors can use …

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Overcome Loss of Motivation

By Jade Parker We all have them, those days that it’s hard to crawl out from under the covers because we want the world to disappear. But the world continues and so must we. There are papers to write, bills to pay, and dreams to conquer. When I find motivation difficult, there are seven tips I …

Annotating and Having Fun With Data

Being able to share data in a number of different ways is one of the perks of living in the digital age. Warning: this post is for the fellow geeks out there. Annotation Online I'll start with sharing some cool annotation tools. According to Library Journal: Web annotations are an attempt to recreate and extend …

Guest Post: How the King Will Rule in 2018 (Content Marketing Trends)

By Varun Sharma Content being the king and Marketing its queen, together hand in hand they rule the entire kingdom. With passing time, they keep on changing their rules to maintain their authority. It becomes important for us to understand and adopt those changes so as to survive in this competitive world where Darwinian’s theory perfectly …

Indie Authors: What’s in a Book Cover?

It's well known that a good book cover is a key component of selling a book (aside from having a great story, of course). But with so many books out there for readers to choose from (especially now that indie authors as well as traditional publishers are now making high quality book covers of similar …

An Interview with CJ Golden, Author of One Pedal at a Time

CJ Golden is an author and motivational speaker, as well as one of the presenters at the upcoming Caregiving Global Summit. Her latest book is One Pedal at a Time: A Novice Caregiver and Her Cyclist Husband Face Their New Normal with Courage, Tenacity, and Abundant Love.  One Pedal at a Time: A Caregiver’s Journal of …

Guest Post: How to Transfer Your Writing Skills to an Online Website

By Mariah In the current economy and job market, writing online has become a popular career choice. Even if a person has experience in traditional journalism or creating articles for print publications, adjustments have to be made for an online audience. The following tips will help any author write quality content for an online website …

An Interview with Nadia Natali, Author of Stairway to Paradise

Nadia Natali is a clinical psychotherapist and dance therapist, and author of the book Stairway to Paradise: Growing Up Gershwin. Growing up as Frankie Gershwin's daughter, the sister of George and Ira Gershwin, was quite a challenge. I didn't have the perspective to realize that so much unhappiness in a family was out of the ordinary. …

Guest Post: 6 Tips on How to Fulfill Your Publishing Resolution

By Keith Ogorek Keith Ogorek is the President of Author Learning Center, an online author education community. It’s that time of year when many people make resolutions and set goals they want to accomplish in the coming year. For some, that includes writing and publishing a book, but they are not sure where to begin or how …