My royalties for the last quarter of 2017 are in, and those of you who have been here since October know what that means! We finally get to decide once and for all if Bookbub is worth it! In October 2017, I ran a 3-week $0.99 Featured Deal with an ad on the 15th of … Continue reading Worth it: Bookbub
These last four weeks, I've run the majority of my publisher's social media pages. At first, I spent 10+ hours a day designing posts, responding to comments, and researching different areas to improve our reach. The most time consuming part? Redesigning all headers and profile images. I'm a big believer in an organization's main page … Continue reading Social Media Management: Facebook
1) They take time. My first negotiation took a week. This second negotiation has been ongoing for two weeks and may likely go two more at least. Now, this can be for several reasons. For me, it's a mix of wanting specific paperwork which is time sensitive and my publisher having numerous events and being … Continue reading 5 Realities of Negotiations
Reviews sell books. They're also a pain. Depending on what website you believe, as few as 1% of readers might actually write a review. For authors, that's unfortunate. Reviews (as mentioned in the first line) sell books. Good, bad - they increase your presence online. Now, there are solicited reviews as well as these random … Continue reading Reviewers: Solicited and Random
It took me a bit to name this post because it veers away from my normal topic area just a tad. I'm at the point where the edits are complete, and my thumbs are left twiddling. The graphic designers, marketers, and publishers are taking over. My manuscript has passed the mark, and I'm just waiting … Continue reading And now…?