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…

Totally Square

A few weeks ago at a fantasy convention, a colleague turned me on to SQUARE. And it is the coolest. thing. ever. Ethan and I have been on the road promoting and selling our books for over three years now. In doing so, we had to get a merchant account, because without one you’re unable…

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…