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The Elevator Pitch: Telling People About Your Book in One Sentence

Originally posted on Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors:
You may be talking to someone at a party, at work, or while waiting to lead an army of werewolves and asuras into battle to stop the demonic entity Delassi from entering our dimension and consuming it entirely (or is that just me?), and the subject you’ve…

Discovering Your Brand

Discovering Your Brand

Originally posted on Mundus Media Ink:
Creating an author platform is vital for a new author’s success, and creating a brand is the basis for the platform. You need to know what you are creating before you start! Branding is simpler than it sounds. You have already done the hard part by branding yourself for…

How to Start a Blog: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers

Shirley McLain Good Morning, I’ve been on vacation in North Carolina and had an absolutely wonderful time visiting with my girlfriend.  Since it rained the entire time I was there, we stayed in the house, laughed, talked of old times, old friends and ate lots of good food. A better vacation couldn’t have been found […]

Author Tip: How to Brand Yourself

Author Tip: How to Brand Yourself

Originally posted on Mundus Media Ink:
by Michelle Rene Goodhew Your author platform will be based on your brand and your brand stems from who you are, how you present yourself and how you are perceived. Your platform begins with you and you ultimately define your brand. Your brand must start with you and stay…

Building Your Author Platform: Your Author Photograph

Building Your Author Platform: Your Author Photograph

Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
My new author photo for social media Your author photograph is a key part of your author platform. After all, it is literally the face you are showing to your readers, fellow authors, publishing professionals, and the world at large. However, many authors struggle with producing or choosing the…

Building Your Author Platform: 8 Essential Elements for Your Author Website

Building Your Author Platform: 8 Essential Elements for Your Author Website

Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
So, you’ve set up your author website. Now what in the world do you put on it? First and foremost, know that it is your website. Your brand is unique to you, and there is no cookie-cutter model that will fit it perfectly. Only you can determine what features and content…

Building Your Author Platform: Setting Up Your Home Base

Building Your Author Platform: Setting Up Your Home Base

Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
The first steps in building your author platform are understanding what, when, and why and choosing the pen name you want to use. Once those steps are completed, you can take action. My suggestion is to begin by setting up your “home base” on the web: your author website.…

Missed Opportunities

Originally posted on All I Have to Say:
Last week, I discovered a broken link on my blog. This might not sound like a big deal to you, and in reality, it probably isn’t – unless my broken link directed a potential reader away from my blog. A broken link can cost you a book sale. It…

Building Your Author Platform: How to Choose Your Pen Name

Building Your Author Platform: How to Choose Your Pen Name

Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
Once you have decided to start building your author platform, the first thing you need to do is select the pen name under which you plan to publish. This is an extremely important decision, and for some authors, it will be more difficult than others. Your pen name is…

Author platform. Do you really have one?

Originally posted on Jane Dougherty Writes:
Looking for likely small publishers (as you do), I came across one accepting the kind of stuff I write, read a little further into their submission guidelines, and was stopped short. In addition to the usual things to send, like the query letter, synopsis and first three chapters, they…

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