500 Quotes about Authors, Books, Publishing: 41-50

I will be listing 500 quotes for you to use on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. “I quote others to better express myself.” Montaigne. “Most of what readers think is done unconsciously, which is the exact reason I write to entertain their subconscious.” ~ Ron Knight “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” ~ Gloria Steinem “For as long as the book exists, the author … [Read more...]

500 Quotes about Authors, Books, Publishing: 31-40

I will be listing 500 quotes for you to use on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. “I quote others to better express myself.” Montaigne. 31-40: “There is only one school of literature-that of talent.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones that see five or six of them.” ~ Orson Scott Card “I remember a long time ago, a literary agent told me I wasn’t … [Read more...]

500 Quotes about Authors, Books, Publishing: 21-30

I will be listing 500 quotes for you to use on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. “I quote others to better express myself.” Montaigne. 21-30: “Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.” ~ Sylvia Plath “I would sooner read a timetable or a catalogue than nothing at all.” ~W. Somerset Maugham “One of my main target audiences are adults, teens, tweens, and children that do not like to read. That is an untapped … [Read more...]

111 Rules of Being an Author

111. Be willing to take on the impossible challenge, while creating the possible. 110. Having a gift to write stories is not enough to have an author career. 109. Delete the word “Very” from every manuscript. 108. A fulltime author spends their day sitting. Exercising is critical. 107. There is nothing wrong with promoting another author. It shows that you are knowledgeable in your genre. 106. Keep book trailers under a minute and … [Read more...]

Going After Readers

When first starting out, Wrigley shipped four pieces of gum to every person inAmericathat was listed in the phone book. The marketing plan was simple: Let them try and it, then they’ll buy it.  Wrigley did not wait for customers; he went after them with a little bit of imagination and a lot of confidence in his product. This kind of thinking holds true for authors. Do not wait for readers; hunt them down with a little bit of imagination and … [Read more...]