Guest Post and Book Excerpt by Penny Sansevieri: How Re-Releasing Your Book Gives You a Second Chance

Today I've got a special treat for you. Penny C. Sansevieri, author of many best selling books including How to Sell Books By the Truckload on Amazon and 52 Ways to Sell More Books, has recently made her book How to Revise and Re-Release Your Book: Simple and Smart Strategies to Sell More Books available in print. To …

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Guest Post: Pro Tips for Editing Your Book Efficiently and Effectively

By Mariah You've finally written that book, and you are so proud of your efforts. It may have been very long in the making, and you are ecstatic to be so close to the finish line. There is still some work that needs to be done on it; it needs to be checked for grammatical …

An Interview with McCall Hoyle, Author of The Thing with Feathers

McCall Hoyle is an award-winning author of who tackles illness and YA romance with her new novel, The Thing with Feathers. Sixteen-year-old Emilie Day is not like the other girls from her town on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She has epilepsy, homeschooled, and would rather be reading classic literature than be the center of …

Book Marketing Tips for the Holidays and Year Round

It's been a while since I've down a roundup of articles. Since the holiday season is coming up fast, here's a list of helpful marketing-related articles (there's even a few specific for the holidays)! Holiday Specific Holiday Book Marketing: An Author’s Guide to Black Friday and Beyond on Written Word Media The Ultimate Holiday Promotion Calendar …

The Ins and Outs of Blogging as a Professional Writer

Blogging is one of the best ways to build a platform, both as a book author and as a freelance writer. I plan on posting more about the specifics of being a freelancer, now having done it for a while, but blogging seems a good place to start, since it applies to both types of …

E-Book Review: Tarinel’s Song

Tarinel's Song by Ron Glick, illustrated by Eda Christianson The world will end with the sounding of Tarinel's Song - or so the prophecy claims. Yet when the prophecy is fulfilled and the world continues on, it becomes clear that there is more to the prophecy than is commonly known.  The fate of the world rests upon …

PubSlush Press: Platform, Publisher, and Partner

First off, PubSlush is a great name. But what do they do? Well, a lot of things. First, you sign up to use them as a platform. Then you crowdsource funding/support. Once you have 1,000 people who have pre-ordered your book, PubSlush becomes your publishers. They edit, they design the cover, they market. They even …

The Future of Publishing…We’re In It

Three interesting articles about the publishing industry caught my eye today. But first, I've found that reading and thinking critically about articles goes more smoothly with music, so I invite you to play the video below and enjoy the sweet sounds of "Stereo Love" while reading the rest of my post. (And yes, I may …