By Colin Dunbar
Short answer: Yes and No.
Duh, that’s not an answer.
I agree, so…
In this article we’ll look at where you can self publish your book, and what goes into self publishing. Then we’ll see if you can really publish a book for free.
If you decide to go the route of traditional publishing, there are zero costs upfront. Thus, if you go this route you can actually publish a book for free.
But… (always a but)
You should realize that it’s very difficult to land a traditional publishing contract, as an unknown author. And you will still need to invest the time (or even possible costs) of establishing your author platform
Reviews are essential for book marketing – they provide social proof that our books are engaging and reader-worthy. They also have an effect on the algorithms on bookseller sites.
Book review bloggers provide an essential service for writers looking for reviews.
But there is a right way and a wrong way to go about approaching these professional readers about your book
This series aims to provide tips and tricks for the omnipresent question bloggers ask? How do I grow my blog? For Part 1, click here.
Blogging for business is all about creating an image, and to grow your audience, you want that image to please your customers. For Part 2, I curate and elaborate on techniques and tools for being active in your community AND forming relationships: the most rewarding marketing tactic in this digital age
Want to land a guest blogging gig? Don’t clown around.
by Anne R. Allen
Marketing gurus will tell you guest blogging is one of the best ways to get your name out there to sell books and/or writing services. And they’re right. Here are some reasons why.
But the gurus don’t often tell you how to land guest spots. Or how to find the best ones to reach your readers
Today’s guest blogger, Joel Pitney, is a writer, filmmaker, and book launch specialist. He offers book marketing services and custom author website design. There’s lots of “Facebook 101 for authors” information to absorb, so you might want to bookmark it so you can refer back to it later.
Facebook 101 for authors
If you’re an author who is struggling by trying to be all things to all people on every social media channel, then I’ve got some good news: you really only need to be engaging on one social media site to set up an effective marketing presence…