How To Write a Book Review by Susan Barton

  Judging by the amount of books that are published and sold every year, reading is still a valued pastime. Most often, the reason readers take the time to review a book is because we have some definite opinions about… Read more

Why Indie Book Marketing is So Darn Difficult

Authors often struggle with book marketing. After all, they’re writers, not promoters. It’s not easy to blatantly sing the praises of our own work. It can be downright uncomfortable. If you’ve uploaded and published your book on Amazon, yet sales… Read more

Raise Your Energy First, Then Look for a New Job By Vicki Morris

5 Simple and Ethical Ways to Get Book Reviews

If you’re an author, you know how important those elusive book reviews are. You also know just how difficult they can be to get. In a previous post, I talked about Amazon’s newly updated TOS. You might think that it’s… Read more

Why Authors Should Keep Giving Out Free Books

    Amazon recently revamped their review policy…again. Honestly, I think it was a step in the right direction, since there were many, MANY review clubs popping up all over the place. Consumers were growing far too wary of glowing,… Read more

Grammar Sex (How Dangling Your Participle Can Hurt Your Book Sales) Guest Post By Robert Germaux

Grammar Sex (How Dangling Your Participle Can Hurt Your Book Sales) By Author, Robert Germaux Okay, I got your attention with that grammar sex thing, right?  I’m sure you already know that in the wild and crazy world of eBooks,… Read more

Self-Publishing: Now is the Right Time By Michael Bolan, Author

I was speaking recently with a fellow author, one slightly more successful than yours truly. He has published over 40 books and short stories, selling millions of copies. He’s what you could call “the real deal”. And he’s just given… Read more

Why Authors Should Appreciate Book Reviewers by Susan Barton

Reviews sell books. Most authors know this. Yet, it surprises me how many authors actively seek reviews, yet neglect to acknowledge the efforts of their readers/reviewers. A follow-up email is always greatly appreciated by a book reviewer. Thanking reviewers is… Read more

Just Say No to Copyright Infringement by Susan Barton

I recently discovered that someone was using one of my original graphics on her website. It was a fluke that I even found it, really, but as soon as I saw it, I contacted her and politely asked that she… Read more

11 FREE Marketing Ideas for Authors by Susan Barton

  Indie authors often admit that they never anticipated just how difficult book marketing would be. There’s no way around it – the minute a book is published, it’s necessary to switch hats and go from writer to marketer. A… Read more