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...]

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...]

Friday’s Food for Thought

I've become fascinated with the images that have inspiring quotes written on them and have decided to begin collecting quotes and images with the goal of creating what is referred to as a "meme." The dictionary definition of "meme" is "a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way." Today's Food for Thought is related to only being a decision … [Read more...]

How a Signature Program Keeps You Focused As A Writer

by Kate Loving Shenk This article is for all you right-brained creators out there. Writers are often trying to squeeze themselves into a left-brained box because they think that's how they will achieve success as a writer. Success may mean different things to different people, but I am sure we'd agree selling tens of thousands of books to adoring fans would be a magnificent milestone! However, this is a big dream, and we need to hold that … [Read more...]

Welcome to our Community Blog Hop

Welcome to our community Blog Hop! What a great way for us to get to know one another, and for everyone who participates to get a lot of visitors to their blog! Thank you and get ready for a lot of fun and many new visitors to your site! See below for the tour stops on the Blog Hop. Have fun exploring! During our last Book Marketing Challenge participants learned new strategies throughout the month, culminating in a blog hop. Exciting news! … [Read more...]

Audio Postcard: Teaching by Telephone

Teaching on the topic of your book, not only generates more book sales, it can lead to people participating in your online courses or coaching programs. While live, in-person events are powerful and amazing, they require a lot of time and effort and most importantly, only allow you to connect in "real time" with a limited number of learners. Listen in to the Audio Postcard via the player below. Scroll down for the written version and … [Read more...]