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There seems to be a misunderstanding amongst today’s massive sea of Indie and self-publishing authors. They are more apt to ride the coat tails of a single title or series rather than focusing on building themselves as a brand. Whether we like it or not, we as authors will most likely not be remembered for … Continue reading Don’t Focus the Book: Build A Strong Brand
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Blogs are a wonderful way for authors to show credibility. They're perfect for improving one's craft and also a great warm-up before harder projects. An author can use a blog to share exclusive free content like short stories or poems involving their worlds or to show samples. The author can show a side of themselves … Continue reading Why it’s important for writers to have blogs
Camp NaNo is around the corner. Though it's not as strenuous as NaNoWriMo, it can still seem overwhelming to those who are thinking of undertaking the challenge. In this short series, we hope to debunk some of the confusion revolving around Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo (which takes place in November). We hope to help you … Continue reading Surviving Camp NaNo Part 1: Camp vs. NaNo
Courtesy of Pixabay Let’s face it, every market is saturated. Every market requires entrepreneurs to be able to adapt to an ever changing market. Refusal to do so could result in a massive loss of sales. We will be brutally honest. The market is becoming harder for Indie authors to get a foothold in the … Continue reading The Publishing Market is Changing: Are You Ready?
Nothing slows down a story worse than paragraphs of description. It becomes even more problematic when an author chooses to open a novel with too much backstory. This ruins the hook and can often result in the loss of the reader. Here's the thing, as authors, we seem to have fallen into the trap of … Continue reading Info-Dumping: How You Can Avoid It
Querying. The word of shaking bones, chattering teeth and chewing on nails as you wait for the agent or publisher to respond. Hours upon hours, days upon days...well, you get the idea. As we said in a previous article (featured in NaNoProMo) about pitching, the publishing world is an absolute struggle. Agents and publishers are … Continue reading Querying: What You Need to Know Right Now
Rachel Thompson from BadRedHeadMedia ends NaNoProMo (also created by Rachel) with a bang in her article on how to be a successful writer. It has been an amazing month of incredibly helpful tips. If you haven't already, be sure to go back through this library of evergreen content guaranteed to help in any stage of … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 31: Here Is the Secret to Being a Successful Writer by @BadRedHeadMedia
Day 29 of NaNoProMo is all about editing and how important it is in marketing your book by Dr. Alexandria Szeman. Editors are there to make your writing look cleaner and more professional The hard truth is, unless you are willing to do some of your own, it can be hard to market your book. … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 29: Why Good Editing Is Good Marketing by @Alexandria_SZ
Day 28 of NaNoProMo (founded by Rachel Thompson) is all about emails and why authors should be willing to market themselves via email. Email lists are used widely here at FyreSyde. We use them for our street teams, our blogger list and of course our newsletter. Having email lists can be crucial if social media … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 28: 5 Reasons Authors Should Market Themselves With Email by Conor Kelly
Day 27 of NaNoProMo (founded by Rachel Thompson) is all about titles and why they make such an impact on book sales, courtesy of Barbara Delinsky. Excerpt: Your novel is done and you’re ready to start hyping characters and plot on social media, which is the current marketing tool of choice, right?Only in part. Social … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 27: How to Pick a Bestselling Title by @BarbaraDelinsky