How to (Actually) Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

It can be tough to be a writer who wants to crowdfund. Very few resources out there give you an accurate idea of how to promote your crowdfunding campaign. Most resources tend to be nothing or everything: either build a good campaign page and just wait for the dollars to roll in or try every possible strategy to make your campaign successful. The second one can leave most first-time crowdfunders hyperventilating in a corner.

Print on Demand Explained

If you’re considering publishing a manuscript through non-traditional methods (i.e. self- or hybrid- publishing), now’s a good time to understand how print on demand (POD) works. POD dominates the self-publishing industry. Without the heavy costs of traditional printing, it is often the only way for independent authors to see their work in print.

Should You Pay for Tweets?

It can be a tough world online when you’re trying to make yourself heard above the din. Many services now exist that claim to help you get heard: for a fee, they’ll Tweet about you and your book or promise to get you more followers. But are these paid services really worth it? You’ll hear from us (and others out there) that you can do a lot of this on your own, so what are you really getting when you pay for tweets?

Getting Heard Online: 4 Tips to Help You Stand Out on Twitter

If you spend any time on Twitter, you’ll notice that the amount of information on there can be overwhelming. Try looking up the hashtags #amwriting and #amreading, which are typically used by authors and readers, and you’ll see a mountain of information about books that people are desperately trying to get you to read.

As an author (or anyone else, for that matter) how can you make sure you’re heard among all this noise? Obviously there is no guaranteed, fool-proof plan to make this happen, but following a few of these tips will go a long way to making you stand out on Twitter.

The Pros and Cons of Blogging

For a lot of people striking out on their own as a freelancer or author, starting a blog seems like the obvious answer for self-promotion. It improves SEO, attracts site visitors (who potentially become customers), and promotes your personal brand. But in an increasingly saturated market, blogging may not be the easy answer it once was. To help make your decision a little clearer, here are a few of the pros and cons of blogging.