10 Bad Twitter Practices

Last week I came upon this awesome article thanks to my dear friend Dr. Q. And I couldn’t agree more with almost everything she has to say. For those of you who follow me, you know I’m a pretty heavy Twitter user. I tweet, both live and automated, throughout the day. I have met friends…

Give A Little Respect (Podcast)

We’re all colleagues. Whether one is published through a New York Big Boy, self-published, or with a small indie press, we’re all authors trying to get our work in front of an audience and to build an author platform. Show respect to yourself and your colleagues. Play nice. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 20 –…

eBook & eReader Sales (Podcast)

eBooks sales have surpassed both paperback and hardback combined. eReader sales are increasing, and with the new low-priced Kindle (with some bloggers predicting they’ll soon be free), eBooks are the emerging authors greatest chance to find new readers. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 19 – eBook & eReader Sales. Original Blog Posts: Percentage of eReaders…

Totally Square (Podcast)

Don’t lose a sale. Learn about this little handy (and really cool) device that will allow you to take credit cards right on your smart phone! No contracts or monthly fees. And no, they’re not paying me, but they should be! I pimp the SQUARE wherever I can, just because it’s so fricken cool! Original…

eBook Revolution, Part 2 (Podcast)

The time of the eBook is now. eBooks sales have surpassed both paperback and hardback combined. Through this revolution, emerging authors have a better chance than ever to be seen and to find their readers. Through Amazon’s Kindle and other eBook platforms, now readers can find you, too. Learn how to utilize Amazon’s KDP, B&N’s…

eBook Revolution (Podcast)

The time of the eBook is now. eBooks sales have surpassed both paperback and hardback combined. Through this revolution, emerging authors have a better chance than ever to be seen and to find their readers. Through Amazon’s Kindle and other eBook platforms, now readers can find you, too. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 16 –…

Marketing Through Blog Tours, Contests, & More (Podcast)

What on earth is a Blog Tour? Find out in today’s episode along with how best to implement said tour. Also, are contests worth the time and effort? What about podcasting, newsletters, or paid advertisements? Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 15 Marketing Through Blog Tours, Contests, & More. Read more about the book, Publishing &…

Marketing Through Your Blog (Podcast)

The most important part of your online presence is your blog. But what to write about? How do you fill your blog with relevant content? How do you blog 3x a week and still find time to write your fiction? Some ideas, herein. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 14 Marketing Through Your Blog. Read more…

Google Alerts, TwitterFeed, & Author Sites (Podcast)

Learn how to utilize Google Alerts and TwitterFeed to automate relevant information for your Twitter presence. Additionally, I talk a little about Author Sites like Goodreads, Library Thing, and others. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 13, Google Alerts, TwitterFeed, & Author Sites. Read more about the book, Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author.

Using Twitter to Market Your Book (Podcast)

Twitter is a very unique social networking tool that can be quite effective if you learn to utilize it properly. Learn the four-fold Twitter marketing approach and what those strange things called Hashtags are. Publishing & Marketing Realities: Episode 12 Using Twitter to Market Your Book. Read more about the book, Publishing & Marketing Realities…