Archives for September 2012

500 Quotes for Authors, Books, Publishing: 71-80

I will be listing 500 quotes for you to use on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. We now have 80 of the 500 posted in the UP Authors blogs. “The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it.” ~ Leo Rosten “No writer can invent it. It is made in the hard school of experience.” ~ Sarah Orne Jewett “For some authors, market research consists of finding reasons on why their books are great, instead … [Read more...]

Ron Knight Wins the “Sunshine Lily Badge!”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21st, 2012 Ron Knight wins the Sunshine Lily Badge for Best Blog, presented by Erin O’ Quinn! Interview with Ron Knight Erin: You inspire and motivate both adults and students in reading and writing. Why is that important to you?  Knight: I struggled with reading and writing. In fact, I struggled in school. I thought because my grades were low, I could not become an author. I found a way to love reading … [Read more...]

11 Tips for Building an Author Career

Let’s get right to it. Here are eleven tips that every author should use to build a career: Be Visible There was a time when authors had to attend writing conferences, do lectures, and put up a table at state fairs to be noticed. You can still do all of those things, but social media has changed how you can be visible to others. If you used correctly, you can build fans, along with a network of contacts. (HINT: It’s all about whether your … [Read more...]

500 Quotes about Authors, Books, Publishing: 61-70

I will be listing 500 quotes for you to use on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. We now have 70 of the 500 posted in the UP Authors blogs. “Face the icy challenge of the paper – write.” ~ J.B. Priestly “I need other authors to succeed, so the craft remains alive.” ~ Ron Knight “Good novels are not written, they are rewritten. Great novels are diamonds minded from layers of rewrites.” ~ Andre Jute “This will never be a … [Read more...]

A New Breed of Author

The way an author manages his/her career has changed drastically. The author has to be much more than a great writer. Below is a list of what the New Breed of Author must become…   Social Networking   Description: Includes making five posts a day, reaching target audience, networking with those in the publishing industry, building a fan base, and selling books.   ~ Facebook Profile ~ Facebook Fan Page ~ … [Read more...]