Do’s and Don’ts of Writing an Author Bio

By Josh T. A well-written author bio gives insight into you as an author. It showcases your writing style, talents, and accomplishments. Having a concise, objective, and relevant bio with a quality portrait of yourself introduces you to your readers and makes a lasting first impression. Here are some do’s and don’ts to consider when …

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Finding Your Audience and Appealing to Them

Pretty much everyone can agree that having a marketing plan is essential when it comes to publishing your own books. And the first step in creating that plan is finding your niche and your audience.  This isn't always easy to pin down. One thing you can do is create user personas. Xtensio has a user …

Indie Writers: Building Your Email List

There's a saying: the money is in the list. An email list is the best way to connect to your audience. You can communicate directly, without worrying about how a platform might change, and you can get feedback from your fans and readers. So how do you build an email list? There's a lot of …

Guest Post: How YouTube Helps Your Social Media Marketing

By Katherine Lane It has become more convenient today to give people a lasting impression about you on social media through the different online platforms–that is, depending on what you are into. Facebook is not the only one that offers the opportunity for Internet marketing. Using another platform like YouTube, for instance, can become a …

The Ins and Outs of Instagramming

Instagram is a great tool you can use to connect to your audience. You can post videos and images, find new people with hashtags, and more. The Creative Penn shares 10 helpful tips on how to use Instagram as an author and grow your following. It also walks you through how to set up your …

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: Digital Ways To Increase Your Ebook Sales

By Al Gomez As an ebook author, most of you may think that your job is done after you have created your book. But the truth is—there is more work to do after you have created your piece. If you have any plans of increasing your ebook sales, it is time to think as more …

Useful Productivity Hacks and Tools

For those of us who are multi-taskers and like to do everything at 1.5-2x speed (I've even started watching TV shows on fast forward), the New York Times has some bad news: "Sorry, you can't speed read." But on the bright side, there are many tools and hacks out there to help you speed up your …

Indie Authors: Book Promotion Tools and Tips

Marketing is a crucial part of book publishing. If no one knows your book is out there, how can you expect people to read it? With that in mind, here's a compilation of tips and tools that can help you with your book promotion efforts. Book Promotional Tools BookPromotion.com stresses four components of a book …

BuzzTrace: A New Platform To Help Writers Find Their Readers

Launching today is BuzzTrace, a new platform that helps authors find their audience and increase their book sales. BuzzTrace connects with social media platforms and provides authors with insightful analytics on how to help sell their books. The site also gives authors tips on how to grow their audience. Scott La Counte, a best selling author, said …