Category Archives: Publishing and Self Publishing

Want to Become a Successful Writer? Develop Your Intuition

There’s not a writer alive who doesn’t know what an Internal Editor is. He’s the guy in your head who sits back, half-loaded with gin, and snarks, “You’re not writing THAT are you?” and, “Wow…this character is your worst one … Continue reading

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Is a Writers’ Association Right For You?

I’m happy to welcome writer S.E. White to the blog today, who is taking a look at the value of writing associations. One of the best things about my job as a presenter is getting to work with the amazing … Continue reading

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Hand-Selling: How to Kill It at Book and Comic Conventions

Happy to welcome author Andy Peloquin back to the blog–he’s got some tips for in-person events where book selling comes with the territory, so read on! Comic Conventions, Book Festivals, Book Signings, and other similar events are the best way … Continue reading

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Dan Blank: The Daily Practice of Growing Your Audience

Finding your book’s ideal audience and the people who are influential with that group is a core piece of marketing, but many authors struggle with where to even begin. Dan Blank of WeGrowMedia is here with practical, actionable steps to … Continue reading

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Help Us Celebrate Our 200,000 Book Milestone

Honestly, I don’t even know how to start this post–I am utterly lacking in the word department, which is pretty ironic for a writer, isn’t it? 200,000. Books. Sold. Back in 2012 when Becca and I dipped our toes into … Continue reading

Posted in About Us, Contests, Emotion Thesaurus Guide, Foreign Rights, Goal and Milestones, Marketing, One Stop For Writers, Positive & Negative Thesaurus Guides, Promotion, Publishing and Self Publishing, Sales Numbers & Helpful Data, Setting Thesaurus Guides, The Business of Writing, Uncategorized, Writing Resources | 32 Comments

Build Your Author Life BEFORE Your Book Release

Donna Galanti is BACK, people! She’s here to day to give some very thorough tips on connecting with other authors and building a community of writers before a book’s release. Get ready to hit that “Bookmark” button, because there’s some truly helpful stuff here … Continue reading

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An Interview with Agent Mark Gottlieb

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Before we get started, I just wanted to remind everyone that we’re currently running two Goodreads giveaways: one is for a print copy of The Urban Setting Thesaurus and the other is for a print copy of The Rural Setting Thesaurus. … Continue reading

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A Checklist for Publishing Your Book

Guys! I’m am SO stoked about today’s post. You all may not know that I’m kind of an organizational freak. Just tell me about a spreadsheet, container system, or software that helps keeps things organized, and I am ALL OVER … Continue reading

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A Storyteller’s Swiss Army Knife? The Setting

Writing the Urban and Rural Setting Thesaurus books taught Becca and me something big: that the Setting really is the Swiss Army Knife of Storytelling. Whaaaat, you say? It’s the truth.   Check out all it can do:  create conflict … Continue reading

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What’s One Of The Best Ways To Reach Your Readers?

Hi Everyone! As many of you know, in addition to blogging about everything writing, I also have a passion for marketing (the good kind, not the shout-y “Buy My Book!” stuff). I know this is an area of struggle for … Continue reading

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