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Author Interview: Nat Russo

Author Interview: Nat Russo

I had the pleasure of interviewing Best Selling Author Nat Russo. Nat provided wonderful insight on his writing process, sharing with most of us a need for caffeine! Nat also addressed several key aspects of being a successful self published author, for example you don’t need to spend a great deal of money to create(…)

Guest Post: Weekly Serial to Episodic Novel to Series

Guest Post: Weekly Serial to Episodic Novel to Series

Hi All, A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing best selling author Daniel Arthur Smith. One of the most interesting pieces of Daniel’s interview for me was learning about his success with serials and episodic novels. Alway curious, I wanted to learn more about writing serials and episodic novels. Who better to(…)

Author Interview: Chuck Barrett

Author Interview: Chuck Barrett

I had the pleasure of interviewing Best Selling Author Chuck Barrett. His insight on the importance of having a solid author website and the details behind what make a solid author website are critical to reaching best seller status. Watch the full interview with Chuck above. Thanks again Chuck for being such a wonderful author to interview! Happy(…)

Author Interview: Ava Miles

Author Interview: Ava Miles

I had a wonderful time interviewing best selling author Ava Miles. Ava taught us that learning from other best selling authors is the best way to achieve success. She also taught us that learning how to create the best possible book description is key. Thanks again Ava for giving us a business perspective on reaching best(…)

Where To Promote Your Serialized Novel

Where To Promote Your Serialized Novel

Serialized novels have been making major headway in the publishing industry lately especially with the popularity of the Indie publishing arena. Due to the interest surrounding these types of novels I thought it would be beneficial to discuss where you as an author can promote your serialized novels. However, lets first do a quick recap(…)

Author Interview: Daniel Arthur Smith

Author Interview: Daniel Arthur Smith

I had a blast interviewing best selling author Daniel Arthur Smith. Daniel discussed with us the success he’s achieved through publishing books in episode format, following up with a single copy of the full length book. He also explained in detail the importance around electing the right marketing to try and penetrate with your book.(…)

Part Three: Creating A Presence On Amazon

Part Three: Creating A Presence On Amazon

Welcome back for Part Three of our Creating A Presence On Amazon Series. During Part One and Part Two of this series we covered creating dynamic and flushed out Amazon author  and book pages. We discussed how these pages are critical to boosting search results and providing readers with the critical information. Today we’re going(…)

Author Tutorial: Creating A Digital Writing Studio

Author Tutorial: Creating A Digital Writing Studio

A Digital Writing Studio: Is a digital location that is used to house your writing and all supporting materials.   Today’s author tutorial covers the benefits and “how to” for creating a digital writing studio of your own. The tools we used to develop a cohesive digital writing studio are Google Drive, Google Docs & Google(…)

Part Two: Creating A Presence On Amazon

Part Two: Creating A Presence On Amazon

Welcome back for Part Two of our Creating A Presence On Amazon Series. During Part One of this series we covered creating a dynamic and flushed out Amazon author page. We discussed how Amazon author pages are critical to boosting search results and providing readers with the information they are looking for. Today we’re going(…)

Part One: Creating A Presence On Amazon

Part One: Creating A Presence On Amazon

Amazon is critical for both self-published and traditionally published authors. However, Amazon does not just function as a distribution method for your books. Amazon can also function as a marketing platform for yourself as an author and your individual books. Over the next three weeks I’ll be running a series on creating a presence on(…)

Author Interview: Rachel Van Dyken

Author Interview: Rachel Van Dyken

I had a fantastic time interviewing best selling author Rachel Van Dyken. Rachel reached huge success as a best selling author, landing in top spots on all major best seller lists. Rachel showed us how to run a blog tour to help promote our newly released books. Thanks again Rachel for showing us how it’s(…)

The Right Of First Refusal

The Right Of First Refusal

It’s so exciting, you’ve finally been offered your first contract! Now what? Ohh yeah…I guess I actually need to read the contract now. Let me tell you that your first attempt at reading a contract can be overwhelming and confusing. I highly recommend finding a friend in business or hiring a media lawyer to help you review(…)

7 Lessons I’ve Learned From Submitting To Publishers

7 Lessons I’ve Learned From Submitting To Publishers

I’ve recently experienced the process of submitting a non-fiction work to publishers. It was interesting for sure and what I realized after doing some research (some trial and error was included as well) is that there are a few things you need to keep in mind while crafting your submissions. 7 Lessons I’ve Learned From(…)

Mind Mapping A Successful Plot

Mind Mapping A Successful Plot

Define: Mind Map- A mind map is a diagram used to visually outline information. A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added. Major categories radiate from a central node, and lesser categories are sub-branches of larger branches. (source: Wikipedia) A mind map is(…)

Do those “write your book in 30 days” programs really work?

Do those “write your book in 30 days” programs really work?

If you’re honestly trying to be an author, I’m sure at this point you’re well aware of all the books and courses that say they can help you write your first draft in 30 days! Well, I certainly did and of course I bought one of the books. My thoughts at the time went something(…)

One Surprising Reason You’re Not Writing

One Surprising Reason You’re Not Writing

It’s the New Year which means that you’re probably writing out all your New Year’s writing resolutions and you’re eager to get started on achieving your writing goals. As I was working on my “writing resolutions” and reviewing my accomplishments from last year I discovered a surprising reason that I often was doing something other(…)