5 Blogging Tips for Authors

It’s no secret that I advocate to all authors to start a blog.  The fact is – for those marketing products, just having a blog will (on average) double the number of marketing leads.  For authors (especially self published ones), this is absolutely true and your blog will contribute to getting more sales, potential readers, and fans. Here […]

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 […]