Guest Post: Who Art thou Reader?, or Discovering your target audience

December 21st, 2011

Once again, thanks to Shelli Johannes-Wells for another post in her continuing series on marketing for authors! Let’s say you have sold a book that comes out next summer. Now, what do you do? Nothing right? I mean, your publisher will handle all the marketing and publicity. Wrong. Did you know about 10% of authors […]

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Closed To Queries!

December 17th, 2011
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As promised, I am now closed to queries for the holidays. I’ll reopen on January 9th. If you recently sent a query and have not yet received a response, I’ll be getting caught up in the next few days.Please wait until the 9th to resend any queries you think might have gotten lost in cyberspace. […]

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Guest Post: You are Your Platform

December 15th, 2011

Once again, let’s welcome back Shelli Johannes-Wells for our continuing series on marketing for authors! A lot of people ask me about building an online platform. I personally don’t like the words marketing, networking, or platform. But they are buzzwords in this industry that gets people talking. So first, what is a platform? Your platform […]

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Guest Post: Get Your Brand On

December 13th, 2011

Welcome back to Shelli Johannes-Wells, who’s continuing her series on marketing. Enjoy! For today, let’s start with your basic branding. Branding begins way before you sell a book. What is branding? To me, branding is the thing that sets you apart from the rest. It is a personal statement about you. We, as people, all […]

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Quick Announcement About the Holidays

December 13th, 2011

As is my usual procedure, I’ll be closing to queries over the holidays so that I can spend time getting caught up on reading I’ve already requested, and so that I don’t come back to work in 2012 with a backlog already in place. With that said, the final day to send your query for […]

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