I've mentioned a bit in previous posts that I haven't put a lot of time or money into advertising. When I have, I've mostly felt that it wasn't worth it. However, I've finally found something that's given me good results, and the best part is it's free! Book Boast, formerly known as Newsletter Swap, allows … Continue reading The Most Effective Advertising Strategy I’ve Found
Sunday, March 12th, marks one year since Grigory's Gadget was published! Since about a year has passed since publication (wow!), I thought I'd share some of what I've learned in terms of writing, publishing, marketing, and more. In terms of writing, I've discovered that it gets a lot harder after publishing a book! There's an … Continue reading One Year After Publishing Grigory’s Gadget – What I’ve Learned
Apologies for being silent on my blog lately! I meant to post this on Friday *oops*. I'll be resuming my schedule of posting every Friday again starting this week! Recently I've been fighting a new breed of writer's block that I hadn't really experienced before. Usually, when writer's block hits, it's more passive. It's a … Continue reading Battling Aggressive Writer’s Block
Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. -United States Copyright Office Copyright is very important for authors. It's what protects us from having our work stolen. In the … Continue reading The Importance of Copyrighting Your Work
We've all been there. You start a passion project - you're so excited! - and you make progress and make progress and - hit a wall. Your passion disappears and your project becomes a chore. You lose your vision and your motivation. I have to keep going, you tell yourself. If I stop working on … Continue reading The Benefits of Taking a Break From Your Project
"On October 8, 2016, nearly 300 libraries across North America invited thousands of local writers in their communities to join them for a day of celebration and inspiration devoted to indie authors. During the inaugural Indie Author Day, libraries big and small hosted events where local authors connected, networked, shared experiences and offered advice to … Continue reading Taking Publishing Into Your Own Hands – My Indie Author Day Presentation
Next Saturday, October 8th, is the inaugural Indie Author Day! During the Inaugural Indie Author Day, libraries from all across North America will host their own local author events with the support of the Indie Author Day team. In addition to these local programs, each library’s indie community will come together for an hour-long digital … Continue reading Indie Author Day Update!