Author Horoscope: Scorpio

If you're an author with a birthday between October 23 and November 22nd, then you are intense, courageous, and have a shrilling imagination. You are a seeker of idealism and never write a story without giving it everything that you have. Your best characters are detectives, or stories that revolve around solving an investigative mystery. Your main characters have terrific gut instincts, ambition, and a strong urge to discover the truth, not … [Read more...]

Mixing Storytelling & Marketing

Imagine you’re writing a story about your best friend. For the moment, that story would be important to YOU and your best friend…no one else. You would write their name, birth date, where they were born, perhaps a little about the area they grew up, where they live now, and some basic things on why you are best friends with this person. At this point, you have an audience of two. The goal is to have an audience of 1 (excluding you and … [Read more...]

Best Books for Authors

Every author can succeed by reading books on marketing, business, and inspiration. Here’s a great list. Remember to keep a notepad so that you can personalize ideas to your author career. Marketing Guerrilla Marketing for Writers, by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, and Michael Larsen Guerrilla Social Media Marketing, by Jay Conrad Levinson and Shane Gibson 12 Month Author Marketing Plan, by 9 Minute Books The Road to … [Read more...]

12 Month Author Marketing Plan

If you’re sick of books and blogs that tell you how to write stories and you would rather have someone tell you how to sell books, then this is the place to be. 12 Month Author Marketing Plan is a step-by-step guide for the next year, giving you specific tips and ideas of how to sell books each month. By the end, you’ll have over 100 marketing ideas! There are several goals of this author marketing book: Becoming an author who will be … [Read more...]

5 Ideas to Sell More Books

Idea One: Sell your fiction novel the same as a non-fiction writer would sell their books. Use examples from weight loss gurus. List 10 ways your books benefit readers. Pretend everything that happened in your fiction book is real! Idea Two: Send Christmas cards, Valentine Day cards, and Happy Halloween cards to leaders of book clubs, local organizations, and businesses. It’s low cost and high value. Idea Three: Team up with several authors … [Read more...]