Today's chat we talked about author photos. Lots of people go with the casual photo, even a selfie, on social media, and if that's the image you want to convey, that's fine. But when you publish a book AND WANT TO SELL IT, you're opening a business. I feel like you will be taken more … Continue reading Indie-publishing chat: 411 with Vania and KT–Author photos
December is almost over, which means we'll be welcoming in 2018 in a few days. Maybe you won't see it happen because you'll be in a pumpkin pie/eggnog-induced coma, or maybe you'll be hungover, which is the best way to bring in any New Year. But nonetheless, 2017 will be just a distant memory. Here's a … Continue reading The Top 7 Indie News Items from 2017 (that I can remember).
I got to know Aila wasting time networking on Twitter, and I read her first book, Sex, Love, and Technicalities, when it came out last year. In celebration of her sequel's release, Sex, Love, and Formalities, I've interviewed Aila, and I am also hosting a giveaway! (More on that later.) Settle down with a cup of coffee, and … Continue reading Aila Stephens’ Interview and Giveaway (Updated post. The giveaway is closed.)
They say your cover is the most important part of your book. I don't know who "they" are, or if that's necessarily true, but your cover is important. It needs to convey your genre, it needs to be eye-catching. The font for your title and author name needs to look professional, yet suited to your … Continue reading The Evolution of Don’t Run Away’s Cover
Last night I canceled my chat. I think there was some surprise, and there was a little disappointment. But I've been running it since April, and while it has been fun and I've made a lot of friends, I think I managed to get all that I could out of it. Let me explain. There … Continue reading Why I Canceled my Twitter Chat
As always in conversations about self-publishing, the subject of marketing your book comes up. I hosted a Twitter chat last week on Self-Publishing, and people wanted to talk more about marketing than anything else. I get this. I mean, we all want people to find our books; we write so people can read our work. … Continue reading Five Reasons Why I’m Not Marketing My Books Right Now