Does the idea of “author branding” make you groan, or is it just me? “Branding” sounds like something evil corporate titans do to make people buy gross, unethical products. It doesn’t seem like the purview of writers. And that’s true…as long as you never intend to sell what you write. Being an author, on the other … Continue reading The basics of author branding
Just because a book is finished doesn’t mean the timing is right. Your publication date is important. There are certain months that would be perfect for your book and make your pitch to retailers and media outlets easier, and some months you should avoid altogether. Below are some tips to help make sure your book … Continue reading Perfect timing for publishing a book
Many writers struggle to figure out how to write an author bio for themselves. It can feel weirdly self-promotional to list out your strengths and accolades, but the person that knows your achievements best is almost certainly you. A good author bio introduces your potential reader to you and also helps search engines pull your author … Continue reading How to write a good author bio?
Want to capture readers? No matter what genre your book falls into, nothing beats an intriguing book description that leaves a reader wanting more. A good book description is detailed, descriptive copy that is suited for public display, used for your book marketing, book discovery, and for sales purposes. It helps potential buyers find and … Continue reading How to write a good description for your book?
A book’s title is the first extremely important piece of book metadata you’ll be asked to provide. Your book’s title is how your book introduces itself and is part of a reader’s overall first impression of your work. However, coming up with a compelling book title can be arduous work. You’ll want to brainstorm several … Continue reading Title and Subtitle of your book
By Sandra O'Donnell via quora After reading thousands of queries, here are the most common reasons we don’t move forward after reading your query: We do not represent your genre. The query is poorly written or dead boring. The premise doesn’t grab us or hold our interest. The word count is too low or too … Continue reading Why do publishers/literary agents turn down a manuscript?
Welcome Rebecca Smith! Would you please tell a little bit about yourself. Hi Prakaash! I was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Southern West Virginia with my parents at a very young age. When you decided to write and what inspired you? I’ve always loved to write. I wrote/made my first book about my … Continue reading Rebecca Smith