Do I Really Need To Build My Own Mailing List?

Do I Really Need To Build My Own Mailing List?

For self-published authors, a mailing list is a bit like having insurance. Insurance? Yes, because when all else fails, closes, blows up, changes, gets hacked, or disappears into the Internet ether, you will still have your mailing list. An author’s social media contacts are all well and good, but these connections can be taken away in an instant by a hacked

Five Weak Words Authors Should Avoid Using In Bios

Five Weak Words Authors Should Avoid Using In Bios

Your author bio is everywhere, so don’t ruin your author image by using overused, trite and hackneyed vocabulary Choosing powerful words in your author bio to send the right message is vitally important in building your author platform and reputation. However, making the mistake of following the crowd and using worn out clichés and habitually collocated adjectives and adverbs is a big mistake. Included in

Social Networking Is Out – Attention Grabbing Is In

Social Networking Is Out – Attention Grabbing Is In

Social media and social networking maybe waning, but attention grabbing is booming. In an interesting development, Twitter has changed its listing category in the iTunes App Store from Social Networking to News. The change worked, as Twitter is now the number one news app on Apple. While this change might seem insignificant, it is proof that Twitter is no longer (or

2 Simple Ways To Dramatically Increase Blog Traffic

2 Simple Ways To Dramatically Increase Blog Traffic

Increase blog traffic quickly with these two simple measures. If you have an author blog, you know that getting more traffic is vital to you in helping to sell more books. However, if a hard-won visitor only stays long enough to quickly scan read one page, it is unlikely they will have spent enough time on your site to notice your

How To Promote Erotic Fiction – 9 Actions You Can Take

How To Promote Erotic Fiction – 9 Actions You Can Take

Erotic fiction is very popular, but finding ways to promote erotica ebooks is a challenge. The standard means of promoting an ebook are often blocked for writers of erotic fiction. Forget Bookbub and Kindle Direct Publishing pay-per-click advertising. Facebook advertising? No way. Twitter? Well, perhaps you can post a few Tweets. As popular as erotic fiction is, the Internet, and those

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