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...]

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...]

Succeed by Going UP!

Who has more power, a traditional publisher, or You? Who has more writing talent, literary agents, or You? Who has more influence over your career, self-publishers, or You? Who has more imagination, the eBook industry, or You? Who is more unique, Stephen King, or You? Let me ask you another question. “Which person or business will stop You from having a successful career?” It’s true that you need to work with others, but you cannot depend … [Read more...]

Author Book Trailers & Videos

Book Trailers and Videos are great ways to promote an authors work, just like any other industry, but only if the author does this correctly.  Below, I will give you some tips from two professionals in the marketing, video, and photography business.    ~ Nelson Photographers, Boca Grande, FL  www.nelsonvideos.com  ~ Brand Eleven Eleven, Sarasota, FL www.brand1111.com  Two-Minute Rule  No video should go over two minutes. … [Read more...]

Hidden Mickey Marketing Plan

When Disney World first started, most of the rides were broken down and nothing seemed to be going their way. (Sounds a lot like my first novel.) Disney created a magical theme around the park, which brought customers into the park. This same logic can be used with your author career.  Step away from your book(s) for a moment. If you want readers to flock in your direction, you need to create something magical that will bring them … [Read more...]