Authors and Social Media

This article was inspired by some self-posed questions: ‘Do authors have to be everywhere on social media?’ was the instigating question. This morphed into: ‘Do authors need social media?’ and ‘Do authors have to use social media?’ These resulted in this article that will attempt, in measure at least, to address those questions. Before continuing … More Authors and Social Media

15 Twitter and Instagram #Hashtags for Connecting with Authors

As the title implies this article relates to hashtags authors may utilise for connecting with fellow authors. Even the most introverted author will appreciate being part of a likeminded community. The comparative anonymity of online interaction helps those who seriously struggle with public exposure to share and learn. New authors, and some not so new, … More 15 Twitter and Instagram #Hashtags for Connecting with Authors

8 Editing Processes

Many authors, probably the majority, find the prospect of editing their own work frustrating and intimidating. Of course, if the resources are available, the best option is to employ a professional editor. Even then, authors should have undertaken some self-editing prior to despatching the manuscript. There are various elements to editing and it is important … More 8 Editing Processes

Pinterest – Buyable Pins (Selling from Pinterest)

No doubt, like the writer, many independent (indie) authors will have noted Pinterest’s introduction of ‘Buyable Pins’ (Pins from which a user may directly purchase an item) with interest. After all, most authors, whether indie self-publishers or traditionally published, are constantly looking for additional ways to engage with their fans and readers. And, if there … More Pinterest – Buyable Pins (Selling from Pinterest)