Wow! The reaction to my new video series, Your Platform Makeover, has been phenomenal. People have really loved watching Jackie Bledsoe’s platform transformation and learning the simple steps it takes to create a transformation of their own. Here’s the great news. What we revealed in the video series is only the beginning. If you feel […]
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Aspiring authors often ask what they can do to hit the bestseller list. Here are the seven actions I took to get my book on all three major lists.
If you are a published author—or plan to be one—you will inevitably be asked to appear on a radio, television, or Internet show to talk about your book. Here are ten tips for doing a killer interview.
In this guest post, author Mary Demuth highlights the benefits of finding her tribe. She discovers three benefits.
Guest post from Mary DeMuth: That was last summer, culminating a stress-induced year of running after every opportunity, not considering if it fit the way God made me or my mission. I see now that so much of what I chased after was based on fear, particularly worry over money. So I said yes to everything. And gave myself a nice little ulcer.
Since Google introduced its Book Search program, we have been fielding questions from authors and agents. They are concerned that Google has scanned their books and the results are showing up in Google search. The primary concern is that consumers will not buy books because. Why? Two reasons.
If you are a writer, musician or artist, you are facing huge challenges in today’s marketing environment. Even if you are signed by a marketing partner such as a publisher or recording label, this is no time to rest on your laurels. But the good news is that social media is increasingly becoming an effective marketing tool that is accessible to everyone. This article will give you a social media plan to help you build your brand and your fan base.
Four months ago, I was a first-time author with absolutely no web presence. Today, I’m a first-time author with an established, slowly-growing web presence. The difference? A little encouragement from my publisher, a lot of research, and an investment of my time.
If you can bring to the table, not only great content, but an established platform, as an author, you will have agents and publishers lined up to sign you.
I received an email yesterday from a young lady who wanted to write a book. She complained that neither publishers nor agents would give her a chance. According to her, their main objection was that she didn’t have a platform. “How can I get a platform,” she wrote, “if no one will publish me?”