Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeanette Cates – Practices of the Productive Author

Dr. Jeanette Cates is a guest speaker for the 30-Day Productivity Challenge. If you have not yet registered... Click here for details. Session Title: Practices of the Productive Author Session Description: A productive author is a prolific author. And a prolific author is a profitable author. Let's make that happen for you! In this information-packed session Dr. Cates will share her tips to: Organize your electronic workspace … [Read more...]

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...]

Share Your Dream for 2016 and Your Favorite Success Book

(Let's try this again... The other day I set up a way for us to share comments BUT the site that I set it up on was not letting people post entries. I am SO sorry for this inconvenience. Thankfully a few people were able to post comments - which you will find below. Enjoy!) Being that I received so many emails from folks wanting to share, but unable to post - I've decided to set up this post as a place for us to share our thoughts. That … [Read more...]

Special Sales: The Buck Starts Here by Brian Jud

by Brian Jud The term special sales is commonly used to describe sales opportunities outside of bookstores. Also referred to as non-bookstore (or non-traditional) marketing, it can be a profitable source of new revenue. The best way to exploit this opportunity is to divide it into two segments and sell to buyers in each according to their traditional ways of purchasing. One is the retail segment where you reach buyers using a network of … [Read more...]

How Authors Can Reach 20 Million Readers on Goodreads by Frances Caballo

by Frances Caballo I often find myself talking with other writers about Goodreads. Most published authors know that they need to be on it yet at its core, Goodreads is all about the reader, not about hawking our books. And I say Hooray! Because where would writer be without readers? Goodreads members tend to read voraciously, blog about books, recommend books, and form book clubs and online book groups. Readers consume books of every … [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...]

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...]