Self-Publishing And “Real” Publishing: Tips For New Authors

Self-Publishing And “Real” Publishing: Tips For New Authors

Interested in self-publishing? It’s a popular topic in our online writers’ group. We’re online-only for now, until things get back to normal. One of the benefits of being online is that we can support each other through this global madness. Self-publishing—the big question: is it “real” publishing? An aspiring author in the group asked: “Self-publishing’s … Read more

Book Marketing On Instagram: 4 Tips To Boost Your Sales

A reader asked me about book marketing on Instagram last year. I haven’t used Instagram — I’m a Pinterest fan. So, I asked for tips from Insta authors at our recent writers’ group meeting. Several of our authors use Instagram as a marketing tool, so these tips come from their experiences. Firstly, the big question: … Read more

Writing Nonfiction Books? 5 Strategies If You Have No Sales

Writing Nonfiction Books? 5 Strategies If You Have No Sales

“I’m writing nonfiction books,” a member of our writing group said. “But for the first time ever, I’ve had zero sales in the past three weeks. Anyone else experiencing this? I contacted Amazon KDP and they said that everything’s fine with my account.” That triggered a big discussion. Lots of our members are writing nonfiction; … Read more

Become An Author Even If You’re Terrified Of Publishing

Become An Author Even If You’re Terrified Of Publishing

One writer who’s attending our monthly writing group get-togethers admitted that she’s terrified of publishing. She was surprised at how many of us admitted we felt the same way. “Use a pen name,” someone urged. This author writes erotica; in his day job he’s an accountant. “Blog,” someone else said. “You’ll look at publishing in … Read more