7 Tips to Improve Your Productivity

by Susan Sherayko Do you believe that the words “author” and “productivity” have to be mutually exclusive? After all, writing is creative. It comes at the whim of our muse. Or does it? I work with writers every day who generate content on a daily basis, meet deadlines and avoid writer’s block. As writers, they take up the challenges of bringing their publications to a worldwide audience through a variety of media, and build successful … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge: Guest Expert – Becky Norwood – Increase Productivity with Evernote

Becky Norwood is a guest speaker for the 30-Day Productivity Challenge. If you have not yet registered... Click here for details. Session Title: Become More Productive with Evernote Session Description: This session is in harmony with keeping us productive. A wonderful tool we have found is Evernote. There are many different tools to use, and we feel no matter what you do...find what works and set a new pattern for yourself to get organized … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Creating the Essential Press Release That Announces Your Book by Sandra Beckwith

(Our focus this season is on Press Releases. Your press release is your announcement to the world. For example, you can share that your book is available and waiting to be read and you can write it in a way that will make people eager to find out more. While the topic of "press releases" may seem like a complicated or mysterious one, it is really rather straight forward. In today's featured articles you have access to a wealth of ides to help … [Read more...]

Marketing Your Book with Press Releases by Connie Dunn

by Connie Dunn One of the most basic tools for marketing your book is a press release. It’s been around a long time, but it is still just as valid as it was more than 100 years ago, when the first press/news release was used. Publications haven’t gone away, in fact, there are more of them! Many publications have gone online, such as newspapers like the Boston Globe, a large well-known newspaper, or the Bolivar Herald Free Press … [Read more...]

Virtual Book Tour Tips to Boost Your Sales

(From D'vorah: In this article, Sara shares her insights and hands-on tips, based on her own virtual book tour. you'll want to take notes as these strategies can help you expand your reach and make the most of your own virtual book tour. To learn more about virtual book tours, check out our training program on the topic at: www.VirtualBookTourChallenge.com) Enjoy this informative article by Sara F. Hathaway Congratulations! You finished … [Read more...]

Using Images to Market Your Virtual Book Tour

by Marianne Soucy In this article about marketing your virtual book tour I will have my main focus on images. Images are a powerful way of getting your message across, especially combined with text; and images are being used more and more both on blogs and social media. Create a book tour banner The first image you need to create for promoting your virtual book tour is a book tour banner. There are several ways you can create a book tour … [Read more...]

12 Reasons to Host a Book Tour Without Leaving Home

by Janine L. Moore You have written a book that will entertain or inspire others. What’s next? How do you spread the word about it without breaking the bank? The Internet has made it possible to take your book on tour around the world without leaving home. On a Virtual Book Tour, you visit Blogs written by other authors and ask if they would like you to write a Guest Post for them. As Blogs constantly require new content, the owner is often … [Read more...]

What Footprints Are You Leaving in the Sand?

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill Our lives are so busy, there is always so much going on. It seems though, that no matter how much time we spend working, there's always more to do. Well, then the inverse must be true as well... As long as we are working with focus and purpose, the job will get done and how we spend our time is a choice. While it's important to set goals, have focus … [Read more...]

Build Your Readership by Blogging

by D'vorah Lansky Being that blogging has become so popular in our author community, and the fact that I've received dozens of requests to teach more about blogging AND the fact that we had 58 comments on last week's blog post, I thought you'd find it helpful if we began a column where we share blogging tips and strategies. Today I'll Share Two of My Favorite Blogging Tips: Along with an invitation for you to share blogging tips of your … [Read more...]