12 Basic Steps to Optimize Your Website this Summer

12 Basic Steps to Optimize Your Website this Summer

Oh my goodness! Have you heard? Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines have become strict disciplinarians who don’t tolerate any nonsense. All their algorithm updates with cute names have made it harder for everyone to make it to page one of the search results....
Social Media: How Writers Should Interact

Social Media: How Writers Should Interact

Whether it is Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Google +, social media has invaded our everyday lives. Everyone hears about the latest books, feuds between authors, and leaks almost the instant it happens, so the way we present ourselves on social media is...
How to Promote A Book: 3 Steps

How to Promote A Book: 3 Steps

The marketing work you put forth before, during and after your book launch will make or break your book’s success. It’s never enough to publish a book and hope for the best in today’s competitive marketplace. You’re competing with thousands of other titles. A...
How to Have Your Book Translated for Free

How to Have Your Book Translated for Free

I’ve been on an “authorpreneur” kick lately, which basically means I’ve been focusing more on the “running a business” side of things than on the “writing more books” side. Really, in an ideal world, I’d be able to...
7 Ways to Find People Who Will Actually Buy Your Book

7 Ways to Find People Who Will Actually Buy Your Book

I’ve been pursuing writing as a career for a little less than a year, and in that time I’ve managed to do a lot—start a blog, jumpstart my social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Ello—it’s nearly a full-time job simply managing those), find...
42 Awesome Writing Resources You Need to Know About

42 Awesome Writing Resources You Need to Know About

I am often asked what my favorite “writing tools” are. Sometimes people mean “favorite app” (Scrivener) or just simply “what do I write with?” (MacBook Pro) To answer these questions, and possibly provide you with some cool apps,...