What Mike is Reading February 2014

A few people have asked about my “to-read” list…which usually includes a large number of business and marketing books (fun right?).  So I picked out a few fun reads.  Jess already pointed out to me that most of my book choices are not fiction, which is a great point, so I should probably say that […]

The Schedule of a CAreer Author

The Schedule of a Career Author / Writer

Wondering what a career author does with all of their time?  I discuss how author Jess Michaels (http://www.authorjessmichaels.com) approaches monthly goal setting and discuss how it works into her daily schedule.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hello Authors! Hope that everyone had a great holiday break!  I know many of you are looking at your writing goals and plans for 2014 – and I’m doing the same 🙂  Three big updates I wanted to share: We’re working on the “big year” for Jess in 2014.  Not sure what a big year is?  Check […]

The 10 Best Gifts for Authors 2013

Looking for the perfect gift for an author in your life? Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, or other special occasion, here are the best gifts for authors.

Advice from Author Jess Michaels: Gratitude!

  Happy Thanksgiving!  – http://www.authorjessmichaels.com) wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and talk a little bit about gratitude for all those people that help out authors 🙂 So here is her video:

Surviving a release week!

Some of you know that this was a big week around my household: RELEASE WEEK! Yep, that’s right.  My wife had a book that came out on Tuesday.  She’s had more than 40 of these days, but we repeatedly find ourselves in the same place – checking Amazon rankings every 5 minutes… just hitting refresh […]

Easy tips for your author website

Tips to Improve your Author Website and Book Page

Have an author website or blog and looking for some easy ways to connect with the readers? In this video, I answer the question from an author (Part 2 of 2): “I paid a service for 10000 visits to my website, but didn’t sell a single book.  What am I doing wrong on my site?  […]

Is buying traffic a good idea?

Author Website: Does Buying Traffic Work?

I recieved the following question from an author: “I paid a service for 10000 visits to my website, but didn’t sell a single book. What am I doing wrong on my site? How can I get more people to buy my book?” This is a big question 🙂 So I’m splitting it into two parts. […]

Relay For Life

Relay for Life – American Cancer Society

Non-writing related post today – just wanted to share where I’ve been the last few weeks 🙂 Some of you may know that my wife has been the event chair for this year’s Oro Valley Relay for Life…and that she recruited me to be the online chair. If you’re not familiar with Relay for Life, it’s […]

The $10,000 publicist package for FREE!

Live in Arizona? Come to my Upcoming Presentation in Tucson!

On October 12, 2013, Tucson RWA is sponsoring a special event that is open to all writers in the area! I’ll be presenting: Building the right author platform for success The FREE marketing techniques you should be using Quick tips and tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Goodreads Top recommendations for launching your book The $10,000 […]