Your Book’s Business Plan: Why You Need One and How To Write It 9 Strategic Steps to Increase Your Book Sales, Grow Your Audience and Connect with New Readers By Bree Weber, The Book Octopus Let’s face it, as an indie author you are a business owner, and as such, you need a business plan.
On November 1st, the publishing industry got a little quieter, all thanks to a month-long “contest” steadily growing in participants and controversy. Writers outline and plan novels in preparation for November aka NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) when they commence writing 50K words towards a novel. And in December, many of them descend on literary
What is Search Engine Optimization? Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of improving a website to attract traffic from search engines like Google. Optimizing your website can result in more than just driving traffic to your website. You can also engage with more potential clients, increase sales, and gain a technical advantage over
Why are readers important? Seems like a rhetorical question doesn’t it? They are important because they are not only the people who are going to buy your book, share your story and start conversations with other readers but also because ultimately, you are doing “this” for your readers. What is “this”? “This” is everything to you need
Where do we start a book? To quote the King in Alice in Wonderland, “Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” If only it were so simple. Fiction needs to consider the prologue. Nonfiction books have introductions often, prefaces sometimes, and occasionally forewords. Do we know how
Instructions for Your Readers: How They Can Post Book Reviews to Your Amazon or Goodreads Book Page A client recently asked Mary Walewski for instructions he can send to friends who have offered to post reviews of his book on Amazon and Goodreads. Here’s a quick demo of how to post book reviews: