Archive for July, 2012

6 Ways to Manage Your Social Media Presence As A Writer

We recently discussed ways to market your work using social networks. Today, we’ll talk about how to actually manage your social media presence. You can spend so much time marketing your work, that you have no time left for anything else. So managing your social media presence is critical. Six ways to manage your social […]

7 Tips for Marketing Your Books and Writing Using Social Networks

So you’ve gotten your book published and you’re ready to hop onto your social networks to tell everyone to buy it. Right? Wrong. Social networks have to be a part of the arsenal of any writer who wants to get the word out today. But social networking can be confusing, daunting, and overwhelming. And if […]

What I Learned From Writing More Than 30 Books

I tallied up my work this past week and realized I have authored or ghostwritten 34 books. I know I ghostwrite books for a living, but despite doing yearly revenue totals, I had not actually counted the number. But when I did, I realized just how productive I’ve been. And I’m really excited. I have […]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Writers

I felt almost like a good friend had died when I heard news Monday that acclaimed author Dr. Stephen R. Covey had passed away. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, touched millions of lives the world over with his bestselling fusion of business and self-help. He sold more than 20 million […]

19 Reasons Writers Need An Email Marketing System

Writers sometimes don’t like to deal with technology and can be slow to change the way they operate. But if you’re a writer or author with serious aspirations of sharing your work with a lot of people through a mailing list, then you really have to change at least one thing: Get a professional email […]

Elissa Gabrielle Is a Multi-Genre Author, Literary Entrepreneur

Elissa Gabrielle is an award-winning author whose publishing company has grown to an entity that publishes authors in several genres. WL: Your writing career covers a variety of genres. How have you been able to market your work across genres to gain an audience? Gabrielle: Great question. I simply offer my work to the public. […]

How Long Should Your Ebook Be?

I received this question after a post last week titled, 5 Costly Ebook Mistakes to Avoid. One of the mistakes we mentioned was making your ebook too long. This post answers the question about ebook length. But alas, it’s not as easy as saying, “Make your ebook 100 pages.” The answer to the question, “How […]

Ownership Equals Freedom: Create Something New and Get the Independence You Want

“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.” — Moshe Dayan   For our U.S.-based readers, today is a big day, as we celebrate our Independence Day, so this post is especially relevant. But for our readers who live elsewhere, you can gain something from this post, too. It’s about something we all crave, treasure, and […]

5 Costly Ebook Mistakes to Avoid

Consider this little nugget from the Association of American Publishers: Ebooks accounted for $282 million in sales in the first three months of this year, compared to $230 million for printed books. That’s some serious cash. And as you can see, ebooks outpace printed books. Everybody is running to hop onto the ebook bandwagon. After […]