26 Wednesday Nov, 2014

6 Holiday Marketing Tips for Black Friday

There are two kinds of people: those who love Black Friday and wake up eleventy thousand hours early just to get the best deal on [insert highly desired item here], and then there are those that prefer the comfort of their own homes, all snuggly wuggly and safe from the mobs of bloodthirsty shopping zombies. […]

23 Monday Dec, 2013

Step Up Your Vine, Instagram, and SnapChat Game

A while back, we saw a YouTube video from Gary Vaynerchuk, one of our favorite social media masterminds. In this video, he talks about the ever-changing social landscape. If you’re writing and marketing YA literature, you will find this is an interesting and forward-thinking insight into the focus on visual mobile experiences. As Harry Potter […]

11 Tuesday Dec, 2012

Author + Entrepreneur: Packaging – Cover Art & First Impressions

We’re going to start today’s post with two contradictory idioms you are probably very familiar with. We’d like you to keep these two idioms in mind as you read the rest of this entry: Don’t judge a book by its cover. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Now, let’s talk about […]

20 Monday Aug, 2012

Author + Entrepreneur: The Product – Resources for Editing

There are many ways to go about editing your work, and they don’t all necessarily involve hiring a professional editor, but professionals typically know best because they’ve spent their time dedicating it to their craft of editing which is finding errors in yours. Self-Editing For individuals who choose the self-editing road, knowing the foundations of […]

16 Thursday Aug, 2012

Author + Entrepreneur: The Product – Editing & Refining

Often during research I run into this question more often than expected: “As a self-published author, do I have to edit my work?” To which the answer is resounding and emphatic, YES.  Writers are wordsmiths, and writing is a craft. These names should be familiar to you: Stradivarius and Rolex. You know them because they […]

22 Tuesday Apr, 2014

12 Tips for Writers to Become More Eco-Friendly: Earth Day Version

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (in which case, you’re probably already very “eco-friendly”) you know that today is Earth Day, an annual event that has sparked global demonstrations every year to bring light to environmental issues. What better way for writers to celebrate Earth Day than to take steps to become more eco-friendly. […]

29 Tuesday Jan, 2013

Let’s Talk Book Covers

In our Author + Entrepreneur series we open the discussion on the importance of book covers as a tool to attract attention in a competitive landscape. The original post is entitled Author + Entrepreneur: Packaging – Cover Art & First Impressions. Today Christina reminisces about her favorite book covers in times past as well as what […]

11 Tuesday Sep, 2012

Author + Entrepreneur: The Product – Length – How Long Should My Work Be?

In the time I’ve been diving deep into the publishing industry one question that comes up frequently in regard to the product among writers writing their first work is: How long should my work be?  And as with mostly everything else in life, unfortunately the answer is: It depends. My suggestion is to write it […]

17 Friday Aug, 2012

Author + Entrepreneur: The Product – Levels of Editing

Before we barrage you with some of the specifics of editing, first let’s just start with the basics. The three different types of editing you will encounter in the writing process: Proofreading: Proofreading is the stage where a work is evaluated for the nitpicky grammatical errors and typos. This is the last phase before publication […]

27 Friday Jul, 2012

Author + Entrepreneur: The Product – Genre & the Target Market

This post fits in with both product and promotion, but we wanted to introduce the concept of the target market with genre because writing a work (the product) becomes a different experience if you know exactly for whom you are writing it. If you would like to be a part of a core test group […]

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