Is Instagram a useful tool for authors? It does have its advantages but it also has limitations and drawbacks. Authors, especially independent (indie) ones, consistently look for ways to get news of their books out to readers. The usual route, beside large paid for publicity campaigns that most indie author cannot afford and author websites … More Instagram and Authors
Owing to a number of factors the regularity and frequency of activity in this website and integrated blog have, for the foreseeable future, to be reduced. This does not mean activity will cease entirely. Information, articles, reviews, interviews, etc. will continue to be shared but, as stated, on a less frequent and regular basis though … More April 2018 – Reduced Activity
What do authors tell people when they ask what their book is about, (what is in it)? What should authors say about their book’s content when marketing/publicising? To some the above may appear to be odd questions; Of course, they know what they should be saying – can there be any doubt? Well … More What In Book?
Goodreads Just in case there is anyone who does not know what Goodreads is: In their own words: ‘Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.’ Some statistics – Goodreads currently has: Sixty-Five (65) million … More Goodreads – Ask the Author
An e-mail list, as the title implies, is simply a collection of e-mail addresses a user may utilise to send information/material to multiple recipients. Note 1: As usual, the topic will be considered from the perspective of an independent (indie) author though much would also apply to other online entrepreneurs and small businesses. Note 2: … More E-Mail Lists
This topic, as is often the case considering the overall intent for this website, will be approached from the perspective of an independent (indie) author. Nevertheless, much will also be of interest to other on-line entrepreneurs; small business users; etc. Note: The original intent for this article was to combine the topic of newsletters with … More Newsletters
As most Facebook users (over two billion) know, Facebook frequently reassess the algorithm they utilise for deciding which posts to display to a user. A further change is now (January 2018) to be introduced. What is changing? How will it impact users? What is changing? Prioritising posts It is intended the following will be … More Facebook – News Feed Changes
The series of articles relating to websites have proven popular therefore, at the start of a New Year when most people, including authors, will no doubt be contemplating their futures, it is thought many may appreciate having all the information available from one location. Why have a Website? The following are considered and discussed: … More Websites – Why? How? What?
The issue of whether to have a website or not has been previously discussed in Why have a Website? and will therefore not be further considered here, except to say the conclusion was: An author should always have one. (The issue of whether a blog alone is sufficient was also considered. The conclusion: No.) The … More Author Website – What to include?
Not another account to manage! No doubt many self-publishing authors will react that way. Life is hectic enough with having not only to write, format and publish but also publicise and market books. On top of which there is the need to constantly interact with readers, fans, followers, customers etc. No matter the perspective taken, … More Pinterest for Authors