Crap! There are rules to blogging? I might be in trouble. With this week's topic, I needed to do my research. And here are the results in easily digestible chunks...My Top 10 Best Blog Tactics from other blogs. 10. Help a Sister Out - (advice by iFabbo) If you see something on another blog that is … Continue reading YA Author Series: Top 10 Blog Tactics
This week the YA Author Club talks about social media. I had to include the graphic above. I ran across this a year ago and keep a copy by my desk. It makes me smile. I'm lucky to have a couple of friends that are social ninjas. I can go to them from time to … Continue reading Social Media: What works for you?
I'll bet the first thing you asked yourself when you completed your 200+ page novel after weeks and months of blood, sweat, and tears was, "how much am I gonna sell this for?" What? No? Well, my friend, you are in good company. The problem is that there is no magic price point. Every project … Continue reading Indie Author Series: Pricing your eBook
See also: Do Word Counts Count 2014 Update There are surprisingly few articles on the subject of word and page counts in novel writing. Yet, it is something that perplexes many indie authors. According to Colleen Lindsay, associate director for marketing, social media and reader experience for NAL/Berkley and former book agent, the rule of thumb … Continue reading Do word counts count?
For self published authors, choosing the right category is vital. It's how your book reaches its audience. When I was in high school, I worked at the city library. There I learned that fiction books are shelved by the author's last name. Yes, there were special areas for mysteries and children's books, but as far … Continue reading Indie Author Series: Categorizing your Book
I'm constantly experimenting with keywords and tags. They are a must need for any author trying to sell books online. Tags can help readers find your books. Amazon has what I feel is the most advanced system for tag/keyword use. If you publish through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, you can designate two categories for your … Continue reading YA Author Series: Keywords and Tags