Top 5 Things Emerging Authors Can Do to Sell More Books

As is the struggle for every author, you must find your audience. Last week we discussed “The Right Followers,” and this week we’re going to talk about how to find the right readers. Although it’s never easy to find your readers, they’re out there. And with the internet and social networks, it’s easier than ever…

Using Public Speaking to Market Your Book

A Guest Post by Denniger Bolton. This essay will appear in my forthcoming book Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author. —-{—-{@ Your willingness to do “whatever it takes” to reach your goals is the key ingredient to success in any endeavor. However, most writers I know, not all but most, are solitary souls…

Are You Rich?

Often times at our events, I get asked this same question (usually by tweens) when they find out I’m an author. They ask, “Are you rich?” I have to really, really try not to laugh at that question. Really. Really. Try. Sure, it’s the kids who actually ask, but I don’t doubt that many, many…

Expect Superman: Working the SFF Cons

You’ve just gotten your first speculative fiction work published, and now you need to get it out there to potential readers. Whether you are self-published, published by an independent press, or published in New York, marketing your book is up to you. Since you are a writer of speculative fiction (SciFi/Fantasy, or SFF), you have…

Getting into Bookstores

If you want to do bookstore signings in Barnes & Nobles, you must make your book RETURNABLE when you set up your title through Lightning Source. You can choose to have LSI either destroy the books or ship them to you. Either way, you’re paying for the returns. It comes out of your income/royalties from…