Catagelophobia

No – it’s not a fear of cats………or gel…… Catagelophobia – the fear of ridicule, being put down or embarrassed These days there seems to be a “phobia’ for just about everything. However, when meeting with clients for the first time, one of the most common fears they have is actually publishing their work. They…

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Making Dreams Come True

In nearly 4 years of owning my business, I have had the privilege of seeing many people realize their dreams of becoming a published author. Sadly, I’ve seen many more give up on that dream – most of them before even giving themselves a chance to TRY. You see, taking on a task such as…

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Share and Share Alike!

Sharing and giving can be the easiest way to grow! When it comes to increasing your book sales, you can absolutely leverage the idea of sharing. We have already discussed following other bloggers and authors and liking their fan pages. Now, we can take it one step further! Guest blogging and sharing posts are excellent…

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5 Tips for Successful Interviews

In a previous article, I discussed connecting with bloggers and authors through their blogs and fan pages. Connecting is great and can lead to wonderful opportunities! Now, we will talk about leveraging those relationships and getting interviews. For those not inclined to be on radio or TV, written interviews work, too! Especially with local newspaper,…

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6 Benefits of Connecting

A scarcity mentality is probably one of the best ways to ensure failure. That sounds pretty glum, but it’s also very true. So many people, authors included, tend to hold their ideas close so as to hopefully edge out the competition. In fact, the opposite couldn’t be more true! Connecting with others who are in…

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5 Quick Tips to Building Your Brand

Many authors simply identify with their genre. You’ll hear them say “I”m a romance novelist”, or “I’m a children’s book author”. But, is that really enough? Branding goes well beyond title. And it is IMPORTANT! This is where people get to know you – not just what you do, but what you stand for, what…

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What's In a Name?

You have your book and now you’re ready to tell the world about it! Whether you’re just starting to write and sharing the entire journey; or you’re published and ready to market – you’ve decided that it’s time to set up your social media and begin growing your following. So, how do you get started?…

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How Would a Literary Coach Benefit You?

Many authors find that their journey can be rather lonely, arduous, and confusing.  You have a book in mind – you may have even already written a few.  You know you can write; people enjoy reading what you write.  But, you just seem to write when the mood strikes, or you write with fervor, but…

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The Top 5 People You Need On Your Team

Who doesn’t like a list?  Ok, maybe it’s just me, but I love lists!  They keep me focused and I like to mark things off!  This list is fairly short, and includes everyone I could think of that you should have on your team as you write and look to publish your book! This may…

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