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Sharing Without Reading – How Authors Can Find Readers For Their Online Content


We’re faced with a huge social pressure of being ‘engaged online’ to sell our books as self-publishers, but is our carefully-crafted content being absorbed? As authors are encouraged to guest blog, interview, and post on all possible outlets online, is this just throwing it all at the wall when the evidence shows people share to look cool, erudite, and popular, ... Read More »

Best WordPress Themes for Writers & Publishers

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(List updated 11-2015) Setting up an author website is pretty much a given for all self-publishers. Given that blogging is also an important facet of author promotion, it can be easier to use a blogging platform for the overall website. It’s very possible to make a blogging template function as a commercial website. The two biggest blogging platforms nowadays are ... Read More »

10 Signs That You Are Not Ready To Self-Publish


Are you really ready – not just your manuscript, but you – to self-publish? Here is a list of the most important things you must consider before getting into self-publishing. So, before you ignore the traditional publishing process, make sure you have the stamina for becoming your own publisher. Self-publishing is not a short cut to seeing yourself in print, ... Read More »

Author Blogs: Are You Hiding Your Contact Information From Your Readers?


I recently blogged about author’s lack of supplying contact information in their ebooks and how they miss the opportunity to connect with their readers. Since then I have started a new blog to help authors get more attention focused on their books and their Internet presence. Much to my dismay most author blogs and websites are failing to supply their ... Read More »

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Basics for Authors


Whether you’re self-publishing or you went the traditional route, you’ve likely been told that you need to have a blog and a website. But, if you’re like a lot of authors, independent and otherwise, you don’t get many visitors to your site. Leaning a little about search engine optimization or SEO can help. SE-what, you ask? Some strange computer virus? ... Read More »