Replay and a Collection of Productivity Tips from Our Author Community

Becoming more productive and organized will allow us to accomplish more and make time for the things that we need to do and those that we want to do. The following tips are from our author community, in response to a recent survey. Thank you all for sharing your brilliance! D'vorah Another way you can learn more about becoming more productive is to listen in to the replay from our Productivity Workshop! In this workshop D'vorah shares her … [Read more...]

Building the Perfect Reader by Donna K. Fitch

by Donna K. Fitch Who are your readers? How do you know? What difference does it make? Cultivating relationships with your readers is a wonderful way to extend your reach and gain new followers. Have you ever considered, though, who those readers are? Personas Creating personas is a technique used in web design and user experience to represent user groups, reminding the owner of the purpose of the site and what reasons people might … [Read more...]

Putting on the Blinders to go Straight Down the Writing Road

by Elaine Cougler Did you ever notice those leather harness bits that all but cover up a horse’s eyes? They feel a little cruel to me, an attitude left over from my childhood thoughts when all I could see was how the patches practically blinded the poor horse. How could it see where it was going? Of course, now I know they actually help the horse maintain focus and stay on track. As writers, we need to do that, too. Writing and publishing a … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger: Sara F. Hathaway – Your Invitation to Reach More Readers and Sell More Books

by Sara F. Hathaway Writing a book takes a lot of work. All that research and writing takes a lot of time and energy. As an author you pour your heart and soul into your work and finally the manuscript is done! Then it’s on to publishing. There are so many options. The editing process can be long and grueling. Designing the perfect title and the perfect cover can take months of decisions and hard work. Once the book is done and ready for … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Podcasting by Doug Foresta

by Doug Foresta There are many benefits of podcasting, but one benefit that is often overlooked is the ability of a podcast to boost your book. If you have a book, or are thinking of writing a book, here are some ways in which a podcast can be of benefit to you: 1) Create more engagement with your readers: A podcast allows you to use your voice to create a deeper level of engagement. When readers can hear your passion for your material it … [Read more...]

What Are the Top Tools You Use to Reach More Readers?

There seems to be a great deal of interest around online tools and resources. With this in mind, we'd love to know what online tools you are using and loving, and what tasks you are working on or looking to accomplish. Here is One of Our Favorite Online Tools (What Are Yours? Scroll Down to Join in the Conversation) Infographics - www.Canva.com - Infographics are photographs with an overlay of text, or a series of graphics that illustrate a … [Read more...]

Episode 010: Jane Tabachnick: How to Gain Media Visibility for Your Podcast

Episode 010: Jane Tabachnick with Your Host: D'vorah Lansky Description of Today's Episode: My guest today is Jane Tabachnick, author of Publicity for Introverts and the creator of “Easy Author One Sheets”. In this episode you will learn ways that online speakers can tap into the media to get publicity for podcasts. Jane shows us how to get publicity from our hosts when we appear on the podcasts of others and how to get our guests to promote … [Read more...]

What would it mean to you to be able to reach more readers?

Welcome to Reach More Readers! Scroll down to join in the conversation and to access the Virtual Summit infographic. Are you actively taking steps towards expanding your reach? Do you have questions or success stories you'd like to share? Scroll down to "chime in!" This will provide you, and our author community, with a way to: Share your thoughts and/or your favorite strategy for reaching more readers Ask your most burning question … [Read more...]

Book Marketing Round Up – Virtual Book Tour Articles and Success Tips

by D'vorah Lansky A virtual book tour is much like an in-person book tour except you "travel" from blog to blog or site to site, across the Internet, versus venue to venue geographically. In this month's book marketing round up you have access to a collection of virtual book tour articles and success tips! Enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts and post your questions. Guest blogging is where you "travel" to a blog and share an article … [Read more...]