MAILING LISTS: Why Authors Need Them, How To Build One (It’s Pretty Simple!)

Originally posted on Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR:
Your humble host. We all know there are dozens of things we’re supposed to be doing as authors in addition to writing. We talk about it here all the time. One of the important items is building a mailing list. That way, YOU are the source for information on your books and not a website or online retailer or agent or anybody else. YOU let fans know when the next book is coming – or anything else you wanna share, and THEY become connected with you and your writing. That’s  a huge asset when… Continue reading MAILING LISTS: Why Authors Need Them, How To Build One (It’s Pretty Simple!)

40 Things You Might Find Yourself Doing After Reading A Good Book #SundayBlogShare #AmReading

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore:
I have read a few good books lately. As a bookworm I adore that wonderful feeling you get from reading a great book. I love this quote from William Styron: ‘A great book should leave you… Continue reading 40 Things You Might Find Yourself Doing After Reading A Good Book #SundayBlogShare #AmReading

Self-editing: What are your options?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Katie McCoach You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do on your own? Revisions need to start somewhere, so here are a few options for editing your own work: Take a break – this is important for any writer to remember. After you write that first draft, give yourself time to put a little distant between you and that crazy journey of writing you just took. I recommend a month or… Continue reading Self-editing: What are your options?

Give Your Readership A Massive Boost With Instafreebie

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
A few weeks ago, author Steve Boseley, a regular in this blog, contacted me to participate in my newsletter group. When discussing the details, I suggested he grows his own list first, as it consisted of a mere handful of addresses. We brainstormed and came up with the idea of using Instafreebie to grow his list, and he promised to share his experience. He has now done so, with great success, and has written what’s probably the best post on the subject I’ve ever seen. Thank you, Steve! Give your readership a massive boost with… Continue reading Give Your Readership A Massive Boost With Instafreebie

What Your Author Website is Likely Missing

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi, SEers. Forgive me for being a hypocrite, but today’s post is going to be a do-as-I-say-and-not-as-I-do post. Remember, I used to work in corporate communications, so I know marketing strategies. (That doesn’t mean I use them myself; it just means I know them.) Okay… Unless you literally just decided to become an author today, you almost definitely have an author website. Hopefully you’ve included the basics: landing page to advertise news and collect email addresses blog to share content, generate interest, and remain fresh in the minds of your fans book pages so your… Continue reading What Your Author Website is Likely Missing

The Most Brewtiful Cafes II

Originally posted on Cafe Book Bean:
There were already so many stunning cafes in Part: I and yet you will find in Part II that this world has many more incredibly beautiful and interesting cafes. Here is part II of The Most Brewtiful Cafes: Bar Topolski (London) Topolski gallery-bar-café-venue is a unique London space set in the railway arches near Waterloo Station, in the former studio of artist and illustrator Feliks Topolski RA (1907 – 1989). Knoll Ridge Cafe (Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand) Knoll Ridge Cafe is the highest cafe in New Zealand and has incredible views over the upper… Continue reading The Most Brewtiful Cafes II