My First Live Event: Free Fur All, 2022

This past weekend, I attended my first ever live event as an author at Free Fur All in Glenpool, OK. And I must say, whatever may have been my expectations going in, they were quite pleasantly shattered. Now, I don’t know what other conventions are like, whether this measures up to them in size, scope,Continue reading “My First Live Event: Free Fur All, 2022”

Marketing Matters: Direct Distribution

Today, I’ve compiled a list of marketplaces where self-published authors and small publishers can “cut out the middleman” in getting their books out there. These are places that can publish e- and sometimes print books directly from the files you upload and the metadata you input. This list is not exhaustive, and I welcome anyContinue reading “Marketing Matters: Direct Distribution”

Guest Post: Moving Your Business the Disruption-Free and Pain-Free Way

This week’s post is provided by Christopher Haymon from Adulting Digest, a site dedicated to helping folks make the most of their financial situation. It will deal with how you can move your business with minimal cost and hassle, which can be useful to publishers both large and small, as well as to others lookingContinue reading “Guest Post: Moving Your Business the Disruption-Free and Pain-Free Way”

Marketing Matters: Age Ranges

Though it has always been my opinion that the best works are those that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, not everyone is capable of writing that perfect story every time. As a result, we generally have to be a little more selective regarding our audience (see my previous post on “Defining YourContinue reading “Marketing Matters: Age Ranges”

Marketing Matters: The Art of Self-Promotion

Once you’ve been published, you might think that your job is done, and that it is time to move on to your next project. You would be right on the latter account; wrong on the former. There are a number of ways to get the word out about yourself and your book. Here I shallContinue reading “Marketing Matters: The Art of Self-Promotion”

Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing

Are you tired of constant form-letter rejections? Do you like having greater control over your creative process? Would you prefer to keep more of your royalties?If your answer to any of the above is yes, then self-publishing might just be the route for you. In this first of several posts on self-publishing, I will attemptContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing”

Marketing Matters: The Benefits of Live Appearances

Once you’ve got your book, story, et cetera published, it is time to move on to that third phase that relatively few of us introverted writer types bother to think about: marketing.

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