Don’t Focus the Book: Build A Strong Brand

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

Querying: What You Need to Know Right Now

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

NaNoProMo Day 29: Why Good Editing Is Good Marketing by @Alexandria_SZ

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

NaNoProMo Day 28: 5 Reasons Authors Should Market Themselves With Email by Conor Kelly

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

NaNoProMo Day 27: How to Pick a Bestselling Title by @BarbaraDelinsky

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

NaNoProMo Day 26: 3 Reasons Authors Need a Content Strategy Now by @AbbieMood

FyreSyde has a saying: "Authors don't always have to be authors." Why we say this has everything to do with one little word: content. Often, authors think they have to talk about nothing but writing and focus only on their books. This is not the case. NaNoProMo Day 26 (founded by Rachel Thompson) offers three … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 26: 3 Reasons Authors Need a Content Strategy Now by @AbbieMood

NaNoProMo Day 30: How to Create a Book Marketing Roadmap by @Beth_Barany

Marketing. We talk about it so much and find so much on the internet but still new authors struggle with how to go about it. It's intimidating, horrifying and can, at times, be confusing. NaNoProMo day 30 (founded by Rachel Thompson) offers a great roadmap on how authors can go about their marketing. Beth Barany … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 30: How to Create a Book Marketing Roadmap by @Beth_Barany

NaNoProMo Day 23: Tips: How to Leave Digital Breadcrumbs by @LolaAkinmade

Day 23 of NaNoProMo offers insight on how to get your name spread across the internet for other than just marketing your book. Marketing yourself is the most crucial part of the author platform. For example, FyreSyde does more than preach books. We add evergreen content that can be used by virtually everyone. We also … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 23: Tips: How to Leave Digital Breadcrumbs by @LolaAkinmade

NaNoProMo Day 22: How To Grow Your Author Platform by @KatBiggie

Day 22 of NaNoProMo (created by Rachel Thomson) offers more insight on how to develop your author platform. Again, we here at FyreSyde believe in building a platform much earlier than when you hold your book in your hand. Check out this post by Alexa Bigwarfe, a leading name in the publishing industry about how … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 22: How To Grow Your Author Platform by @KatBiggie

NaNoProMo Day 24: Tips to Grow Your Author Platform by @IolaGoulton

You've heard it preached so many times. Having an author platform is critical before your book even releases. Some will say you have to wait to have the book in hand, but we here at FyreSyde tell our authors to market themselves first. On average, platform building should begin six months before your book is … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 24: Tips to Grow Your Author Platform by @IolaGoulton

NaNoProMo Day 17: This Is Why Credibility Forges a Strong Brand by Charli Mills

You hear this all the time. As an author you are a brand. Do not fall into the trip trap of thinking you are nothing but a book title. Too often, we hear stories about authors who give off the feelings that they don't care about their readers because all they do is talk about … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 17: This Is Why Credibility Forges a Strong Brand by Charli Mills

NaNoProMo Day 16: How Working With an Author Assistant Helps Writers by Guest @TheRuralVA

Here we are again (still a bit behind) but hey we promised to deliver NaNoProMo (created by Rachel Thomson) and come heck or high water, we are. Today is something special. Here at FyreSyde, we know nothing is more important than learning to delegate. As human beings who carry jobs, have kids, go to school … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 16: How Working With an Author Assistant Helps Writers by Guest @TheRuralVA

NaNoProMo Day 12: How to Make Your Book Marketing Plan a Success by Maureen Joyce Connolly

Marketing can be daunting if you don't know what you're doing. Trust us, we've been there. We know how you feel. Breaking it down into a marketing plan can help ease some of strain, especially for Indie and self-published authors. Here's the kicker, bashing people over the brain with "buy my book" tweets is NOT … Continue reading NaNoProMo Day 12: How to Make Your Book Marketing Plan a Success by Maureen Joyce Connolly