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...
5 Reasons You Absolutely Need an Author Press Kit

5 Reasons You Absolutely Need an Author Press Kit

I was talking with a podcast host a few months ago about booking guests—how did he select his guests? Then he shared this story… He received an email from an author who was pitching themselves to be a guest on his show. It was evident that they had not done much...
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 industry is an insular place. These are professionals who have devoted...
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.”...
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...