8 Tips to Keep in Your Mind When Seeking Book Reviews

8 Tips to Keep in Your Mind When Seeking Book Reviews Our thanks to literary publicist Claire McKinney for this guest contribution! When I worked for publishing houses in New York City there was a debate about book review coverage: Does seeking book reviews really sell books?  The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no, … More 8 Tips to Keep in Your Mind When Seeking Book Reviews

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 1: Can You Structure Characters?

Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 1: Can You Structure Characters? By K. M. Weiland What if there were a sure-fire secret to creating stunning character arcs? Would you be interested in discovering it? If you care about connecting with readers, grabbing hold of their emotions, and creating stories that will resonate with them on a level … More Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 1: Can You Structure Characters?

The #1 mistake of self-published authors for worldwide book sales

The #1 mistake of self-published authors for worldwide book sales  STEVEN SPATZ  Successful self-published authors are tapping into larger markets, which include many other retailers beyond Amazon. “Less is more” is a cute phrase for minimalists, but don’t limit yourself when it comes to online retail options for worldwide book sales. A lot of self-published authors are making a very costly … More The #1 mistake of self-published authors for worldwide book sales

Book Cover Basics

Book Cover Basics by Chris Payne (@99designs) As an author, your book is your baby. Just like a real child, you spend years putting work into it, crafting it into all it can be, and then you’re ready to send it out into the world. But as with your child, you wouldn’t send them out … More Book Cover Basics

How To Optimize your Facebook Author Page to Sell Books

How To Optimize your Facebook Author Page to Sell Books by Chloe Facebook was once again named the most popular social media platform in 2016 and authors are taking advantage of the vast audience on the platform to get their books in the hands of more readers. This past fall Facebook rolled out page templates so you can tailor your … More How To Optimize your Facebook Author Page to Sell Books

Tools Of The Trade

LETTER FOR PTP2   TOOLS OF THE TRADE   Good writers keep some vital tools handy when plying their trade.  It is now easier than ever to get aid with punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary.   For those that prefer the classic modes a collegiate dictionary (often the older the better) or even the cumbersome unabridged … More Tools Of The Trade