Pre-Publication Copies: Galleys vs. ARCs and Why You Should Care

Pre-Publication Copies: Galleys vs. ARCs and Why You Should Care

If you want to launch your book with strong word of mouth already happening, then you need to do some groundwork months in advance. That involves building your author website, starting your email newsletter list, posting excerpts or teasers, and putting up a listing...
4 Important Book Publications You May Not Have Heard Of

4 Important Book Publications You May Not Have Heard Of

We all know about the importance of getting Amazon reviews, and most of us are also obsessive users of Goodreads, LibraryThing, or possibly both. We’re all over our Kobo and Nook stats, and we keep careful tabs on our Google analytics for our blog and on the bounce...
Are Writing Marketplace Subscriptions Worth It?

Are Writing Marketplace Subscriptions Worth It?

Writers are supposed to do what we do for the passion of it—for the pure creative urge to get our stories out of our heads and onto the page. And, of course, that’s a huge part of what drives us. But the last time I checked, the power company didn’t take short stories...