Thursday, June 17, 2021

How to Get More Book Reviews

by Susan U. Neal

Book reviews show readers that your book is worth their investment of money and time. The more reviews your book has, the more books you will sell because people believe what consumers say about products. In fact, ninety percent of consumers read online reviews. One of the most critical things you can do for your book’s salability is obtain at least fifty Amazon reviews.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

What Can a Writer Use Canva For?

by Katy Kauffman @KatyKauffman28

I needed a time saver, and Canva became it. More than once. 

Do you need to make a meme or a One Sheet? How about a picture slideshow or video about your book? Canva can do all of these. Even the free version. As writers, we can choose from Canva’s templates, stock photos, and video clips to create beautiful graphics and videos to promote our message and our writing. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

When God’s Ways with My Writing are Not My Ways

Lucinda Secrest McDowell @LucindaSMcDowel

Here is what I had hoped would happen after I hit “send” on my latest book proposal. The editor would almost immediately respond by email: 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Speaking Tips for Authors at Hybrid Events

by Yvonne Ortega @YvonneOrtega1

This article provides three speaking tips for authors at hybrid events. The hybrid is one in which people can attend in-person or online.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Saying Goodbye

by Martin Wiles @LinesFrom God

We fought to swallow the lumps in our throat, and we blinked away the tears. Then, we said goodbye.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Understanding How Our Emotions Fuel Writing Procrastination

by Beth K. Vogt @BethVogt

Procrastination seems to be a common problem among writers.

If I could, I’d ask you to raise your hands if you procrastinate about writing. I’ll assume the majority of you would admit to ignoring your various deadlines, choosing instead to clean out your junk drawer or to organize your sea glass collection or to read another author’s book that’s languished too long on your to-be-read pile.

I’ll also admit writing this post is an act of procrastination. Don’t get me wrong, I had a deadline to meet for this blog, but I also have a novella deadline. Right now? I put off that project by focusing on writing today’s post.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Book Marketing Secrets Every Author MUST Know!

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Over the course of my career I have published through big publishers and through smaller, traditional presses. Of course there are differences between what support a big and small publisher provides. But—and we all need to wrap our brains around this one truth—our responsibility as the author is fairly consistent. Today I’m going to share 7 book marketing secrets I’ve learned from experience, and some I’ve learned by watching other authors.