Selling a book is not easy. The to do list never ends. Our Top 5 Articles for Authors this week might not satisfy one of the to-do items on your list, but it will help refine and direct that list so you are spending your time wisely.
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Writing an entire book is a feat in itself. Marketing and selling that book is a completely different—and new—mountain to climb. Filled with some obvious (and not so obvious) mistakes to avoid, this checklist by Jane Friedman is for the author who is ready to make that climb!
By Jane Friedman
To be a successful author in today’s content-rich environment, you need to fortify your writing with an online platform that reflects and embodies your style, perspective, and identity. We encourage all of our clients to spend time developing their brand and we are always here to help! Check out this article from DIY MFA for some great advice on how to do that!
By Manuela Williams on DIY MFA
For those of you grappling with one of the defining questions of the publishing journey—to self-publish or take the traditional route—we love this detailed article by Barbara Kasnoff of The Verge which lays out the benefits and challenges of self publishing.
By Barbara Kasnoff for Soapbox of The Verge
Learning by example is always the way to go, and this helpful guide is full of examples of authors who publish great social media. It’s given us lots of ideas and we hope it will for you too!
By Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur
Landing a speaking engagement has many benefits for authors: It is a fruitful marketing environment and also offers another source of income. This article breaks down exactly how to find speaking gigs in your area of expertise.
By The Speaking Lab