What’s The Best Way To Promote My Self Published Book?

What’s The Best Way To Promote My Self Published Book?

Any publicity is good publicity, but there is no best or better way to market and promote a book – only choices. The title of this post should be credited, but because I have been asked it so many times, I won’t, as it would end up being a very long list of credits. So I apologise to all those who have asked me this question, but I doubt you will be upset that I haven’t mentioned your names. There are hundreds of ways to promote a book or ebook, but in answering the question, I

The Dumbest Things I’ve Done As A Self Published Author

The Dumbest Things I’ve Done As A Self Published Author

Boy, I have made a lot of mistakes, but I prefer to call them, experience. There was no rule book to follow, so when I began self-publishing, way back when, there was no choice other than to use trial and error. Lots of trials, and even more errors later, perhaps my experience can help you avoid a few very common pitfalls. For authors new to self-publishing, there is still no rulebook, but at least now there is a mountain of advice available online from established authors, technical blogs, Facebook groups and writing forums. Before publishing

Time To Forget Twitter And Focus On Facebook

Time To Forget Twitter And Focus On Facebook

Twitter has serious growth problems, and engagement is very low. It’s time to reconsider Facebook. Almost every self-publishing author has a Twitter account. However, this instinct is from a time past when writers considered Twitter to be the best platform for book promotion because, well, it was free, and authors could blast out as much automated book promotion as they wanted. The problem with Twitter now, however, is that fewer and fewer people are using it, so who is taking any notice of all that automated book promotion? Even though I have healthy follower numbers,

How To Secure Your WordPress Site – 7 Tips for Authors

How To Secure Your WordPress Site – 7 Tips for Authors

Many authors use a self-hosted WordPress site because of the promotional benefits it offers. But is yours secure? WordPress is without a doubt the most popular blogging platform. It offers so many features, plugins and functions that when it comes to serious blogging and book promotion, there is no better platform to use. The advantages of being able to integrate social media sharing, add monetising options and most importantly, gain far more organic traffic from Google and Bing make the small investment in hosting fees, money well spent. However, due to its popularity, poorly secured WordPress sites

There’s Amnesia In Her Kiss – Writing The Tom Waits Way

There’s Amnesia In Her Kiss – Writing The Tom Waits Way

Avoiding common collocations and tired cliches is the art of good writing Tom Waits has a way with words, and even though he writes songs, he should inspire writers and authors. His words are memorable for one very simple reason. Tom Waits never uses a common collocation, and instead, surprises and sometimes shocks with his choice of word combinations. There are too many memorable lines by Waits, so I won’t list them here. Enough to say that if he were writing about a Ferrari, it would never be red. It would be rusted metallic purple or

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