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…

Give A Little Respect

As I travel from convention to convention, participating on panels and meeting a variety of authors, I’ve come across some rather unfortunate behavior and attitudes. Unfortunate because it is unnecessary, but it is extant nonetheless. Most fantasy conventions have many authors in attendance. Some of them are in artist alley or the dealer room selling…

The MTV/American Idol Effect in Writing

A Guest Post by Rhonda Eudaly This essay will appear in my forthcoming book Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author. —-{—-{@ Once upon a time it was enough for authors to write a brilliant story, have it published, and be exalted all without leaving their homes. It was, once, “sexy” for an author…

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…