9 Mistakes You’re Making with Book Bloggers

9 Mistakes You’re Making with Book Bloggers

  Working with book bloggers is awesome! These passionate readers love finding and talking about the best books around, and that means they’re always looking for great new reads and for ways to support their favorite authors so they can write more. For an indie...
Sell Sheets: How to Pitch Your Book to Reviewers

Sell Sheets: How to Pitch Your Book to Reviewers

It’s four months before the big day—four months until you publish your book! Everything is written, revised, edited, and laid out and you’re even finalizing your cover. You’ve made your marketing plans, and part of that includes pursuing professional reviews. You’re...
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 and sales right out of the gate, 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...
How Self-Published Authors Can Get Professional Book Reviews

How Self-Published Authors Can Get Professional Book Reviews

Time for some cold, hard truth: Self-published authors are still at a disadvantage in the book industry. Even though readers have discovered how awesome many self-published books are, the book publishing industry doesn’t just hand out free professional book...
How To Get Your Small Press Book Professionally Reviewed for Free

How To Get Your Small Press Book Professionally Reviewed for Free

Reviews sell books. That much is a fact. And they’re even more important to indie authors, who don’t have the marketing muscle of a huge multi-billion-dollar corporation behind them. In order to take a chance on a new book, people require what’s called “social proof.”...