Amazon KDP Select

Is Publishing in KDP Select a Good Idea?

Wondering if KDP Select is a good idea? This article looks at the major benefits and gives recommendations for when it’s a good time to choose Amazon KDP Select

Why You Should Wait on Facebook Advertising

When you do a lot of work with internet marketing, it doesn’t take long to find (or in my case, get emails) about how someone got 100,000  Facebook likes in 48 hours.  They sell a plan to use Facebook Ads to get the word out about  their fan page and get a ton of likes. […]

Thanks But No Thanks: Surviving and Learning From Rejection

I want to start off this article by stating an undeniable and unavoidable truth:

Rejection sucks.

Ok, anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar, liar pants on fire! No one likes being rejected. No one likes working so hard on a manuscript for so long, editing it until their eyes are crossed and sending it out into the world with all their hopes and dreams only to get a slim letter back that says thanks, but no thanks. No matter how kindly and wonderfully that letter may be written, it hurts.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can talk about the real meat of the issue of rejection. What do you do about it and what can you learn from it?

How to Track Your Author Reputation Online

There is an easy way see what is being said about your book online.  I’m going to show you a tool that EVERY author should be using to find all blog posts, book reviews, discussion threads, and other content related to their pen name and book online: Google Alerts. Here is the YouTube video I […]

8 Cheap or Free Ways to Promote Your Book

Can you believe it’s possible that writing the book would be the easy part???? I’m sorry to say that it’s true.  Unless you’re really lucky and your publishing house is getting you booked on Oprah…the harder part of your job as an author is to promote your book (and ultimately your brand) and make some […]

Lesser-Known Editing and Proofreading Marks

Ever surfed your way to     Check out Eve Corbel’s comic below – I think we can agree that it would either be awesome or horrible if an editor gave these back: