Author Alert: Check Your Book Description & Keywords on Amazon

Amazon has pulled down books that contain author names and book titles in their description and keywords. Most of this keyword use has occurred in the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program; some authors were warned to change their keywords, while others found their books were simply pulled off the site. Check your book description and […]

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7 Tips On Balancing Your Fame And Personal Life

You and your business are finally getting a lot of publicity. The phone won’t stop ringing from people who want to interview you. People are coming at you left and right.  The problem is that your fame is overwhelming other parts of your life. Here are 7 suggestions on to balance your fame and personal […]

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Why Authors Should Use Video to Promote Their Books

We’re a visual society, so it makes sense that video is popular on social media. In fact, it’s some of the most popular content to be found on networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Stumped for ideas? We’ve got plenty of ways you can use video for book marketing! Read more: Share How Authors Can Use […]

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What Authors Should Know About Book Awards and Contests

Book awards can generate great publicity for your book. If you haven’t considered book awards and contests, this checklist will tell you everything you need to know! Understanding book awards and contests #amwriting Click To Tweet How book awards can help your book #amwriting Click To Tweet

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Ready for a Book Signing? This Checklist Will Help

Have a book event coming up? That’s terrific! Book signings are a great opportunity to take your exposure to the next level and help build lasting relationships with your readers. These days it isn’t always easy to secure a book signing event, so you want to be sure to make the most of it. The last […]

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How to Promote Your eBook Using Twitter and Hashtags

If you’re doing a free promotion with Amazon, the next step is to promote that book . You’ve got to spread the word so readers can find out about your book. There are sites that will list your book for free,, but you can also use Twitter and hashtags to connect with readers. This list […]

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Love Thy Haters: 4 Tips to Float Peacefully in the Sea of Criticism

As someone who almost tripped down the staircase in my article last week, 50 Shades of This Saved My Marriage (and It’s Not What You Think), I’m reminded that we’re all capable of much more than we give ourselves credit for – great, or not so great. After the post, the comments alerted me that […]

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