Hugh Howey has created quite a stir.
His new Author Earnings website and the REPORT has go everyone talking. He’s just one response to the report.
Both are worth a read.
Then have a careful think. With publishers actually doing less and less for authors and expected us to do most of the marketing effort anyway, just what are we getting for the money and control we give them? And yes, we are giving them money. There are still good reasons to go with a mainstream publisher, at least for some of your titles, but you need to be REALLY clear on what you are getting out of it.
This morning I came across a great article on a way to design and test covers for books by Michael Warren. Definitely worth a read.
This morning I came across a great article on Facebook by Janel Kane about tools to enhance the social engagement process for writers. Nice coverage of software and sites. You can follow the link here.
This morning I found an interesting article about increasing sales on Amazon. Basically it boils down to three things:
- Have multiple titles
- Do promotional giveaways (with a paid add on BookBub) of the first book in a series
- At the end of your books be sure to ask for reviews
You can read the article here.
I came across this great article by Joel Friedlander on how to use social media in a time efficient manner for authors. Good, quick advice. Read it here.
I came across this great article by Jan V. White on treating readers as investors and structuring content to make it better and easier for them. Solid, practical information. You can read it over on the Editors Only blog.
I came across a great article on how writers can use Pinterest to good effect.
You can read the article by Kimberley Grabas here.
I came across this great article about the steps in self publishing. Great advice:
by CLAUDIA AZULA ALTUCHER
Definitely worth a read. And then do it.
I came across this great article on my Facebook feed about how one author used Facebook to good effect. Definitely worth a read.
I found a great article discussing the use of the business plan by author Denise Grover Swank
And here’s the second part.
And the last part.