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...
15 Fantastic Podcasts for Writers

15 Fantastic Podcasts for Writers

As much as we might want to, we can’t write all the time. Our bodies and minds need time to recharge in order to do our best work. And no, jotting down ideas for your next book or updating your accounting doesn’t count as recharging! Still, there are ways to feel...
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...