Social Media Tips and Tricks

Social media platforms (and online platforms in general) are constantly changing. Here are a few new features and tips: Pinterest Pinterest now has a more ways of shopping via the platform. Pins now have pricing and stock information, and have links that go directly to the retailer's site. These Product Pins are also more discoverable …

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Amazon News and Tools

  It's been a while since I've posted about Amazon, so thought I'd share some links I've been collecting. It covers a wide range of topics, but hey, that's Amazon! Amazon Tools and Tutorials ACX University Kindle Create Amazon Sales Estimator Tool on Jungle Scout Amazon Sales Rank Calculator on Kindlepreneur "Tutorial: Enabling X-Ray for …

Guest Post: Why You Should Consider SEO When Self-Publishing a Book

By Adam Steele This is a guest post, courtesy of Adam Steele, the founder of Loganix, a popular SEO fulfillment company located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. If you are an author who’s opting to self-publish instead of going through a publisher, the one big thing you lack is the marketing power that you'd …

Editing Tips and Resources for Authors

When it comes to editing your book, authors have a lot of options. The first step is to self-edit. This can help cut down on costs later when you start working with a professional editor (which I highly recommend doing). Jane Friedman has a great post on how to write a book in three drafts. There's …

Artificial Intelligence and Publishing

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining steam, and there are lots of really interesting experiments and initiatives happening. One example is using AI to get an idea of a book's market potential. Enter Booxy, which analyzes "a book to generate comps (comparable titles) and predict reader experience," according to Huffington Post. It uses natural language processing …

Guest Post: 28 Boring Words Alternatives—Improve Your Writing

By Jack Milgram Think about the last interesting conversation you had with a friend of yours. What made it so pleasant? Chances are, what made it so great was your friend’s relatively rich vocabulary. And no, we are not talking about snooty guys throwing obscure terminology at you. We are simply talking about people who …

Guest Post: 5 reasons authors should create and sell an online course

Baidhurya Mani is the author of "How to sell online courses from your own website: A complete beginner’s guide." By Baidhurya Mani Selling online courses has changed the lives of so many individuals. I have worked with a number of online course creators and have seen how they have turned their expertise in yoga, health and nutrition, cyber …

Fun Tools for Authors

I do love a good list. Below are some tools that can help you as an author, whether you're looking to write, find books to read, research words, and more. Authors.me: Platform for connecting authors with agents and publishers. AZ Screen Recorder: An app that lets you record your Android screen. Beemgee: Tools for authors. …

Marketing Books with Content

Content marketing is a powerful way to get readers interested in your brand. Here are some resources to help you figure out how best to create content that can help you sell your books: Planning Content "7 Ways to Stop Flailing with Your Content Marketing in 2017" on Content Marketing Institute "How to Write a …

Guest Post: Where to Find the Best New Authors; 5 Online Writing Communities To Explore

By Allison Phillips The environment is changing for authors. What once was thought to be a solitary pursuit is evolving into an interactive process with the introduction of new technology. As we move from the printed page to the screen, it invites readers and writers to engage and share the experience through online writing communities. Writers …