Staying Productive as an Indie Author

How do you stay productive as an indie author? Over the past year I’ve written and published three novels, stayed up to date on book marketing, built new relationships and dodged the black hole of social media. As of late, I’ve had many writers and authors ask me, how...
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7 Things To Do When Your Book Release Sneaks Up On You

Today is the official book release day for my fantasy novella, Myran: A Tale of the Four Worlds. I'm not going to lie...the release date snuck up on me and I'm nowhere near as prepared as I should be. I could blame the lack of planning due to my epic book release just...
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Enhance Book Sales & Engagement on Facebook with a ChatBot

Email open rates are going down. I've heard the chatter in author marketing groups, the worry that readers are growing tried and weary of the same ole marketing tactics. While there are all kinds of marketing hooks you can use to improve your email marketing, it's...
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Staying Productive as an Indie Author

How do you stay productive as an indie author? Over the past year I’ve written and published three novels, stayed up to date on book marketing, built new relationships and dodged the black hole of social media. As of late, I’ve had many writers and authors ask me, how...

read more

7 Things To Do When Your Book Release Sneaks Up On You

Today is the official book release day for my fantasy novella, Myran: A Tale of the Four Worlds. I'm not going to lie...the release date snuck up on me and I'm nowhere near as prepared as I should be. I could blame the lack of planning due to my epic book release just...

read more

Enhance Book Sales & Engagement on Facebook with a ChatBot

Email open rates are going down. I've heard the chatter in author marketing groups, the worry that readers are growing tried and weary of the same ole marketing tactics. While there are all kinds of marketing hooks you can use to improve your email marketing, it's...

read more

New Release Highlights: Eliesmore and the Green Stone

This past weekend was a roller coaster of emotional excitement as I released the third novel in my epic fantasy series. It’s also the second book I released this year and, as planned, the highlight of my book releases. The Bad News There were a few things that went...

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Benefits of Booking A Blog Tour

Have you considered booking a blog tour to help you reach more readers? In the traditional publishing world, it’s normal to send an author on a book tour, where they hop from bookstore to bookstore, signing copies, reading aloud, or speak to the audience. Since we...

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Save Time and Energy by Using Viraltag for Social Media

Social media marketing. What words come to mind when you hear social media? As a blogger, brand, business, and author, we all know the implications of social media. It seems to be a necessary evil in the world. I enjoy discussing the topic of social media because it’s...

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Writing Habits of an Extrovert

What does your writing process look like? The more authors I talk to, the more I’m finding the writing process vastly differs from writer to writer. Honestly, I don’t believe there is a wrong way or right way to write your book. The key is, writing. As an extrovert,...

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What a Value Ladder Looks Like for A Self-Published Author

As an author, you have probably heard the phrase: Treat self-publishing like a business. Instead of just publishing a book and hoping to sell a few copies, you should have a business strategy in place to help you consistently grow your fan base and sell more books....

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Zero to Launch: A Self-Publishing Roadmap

Hitting publish is nerve wrecking. It doesn’t matter what it is. A blog post. A Tweet. A new book. There’s always a moment of hesitation, quickly replaced with total exuberance. Since releasing The Blended Ones the #1 question I’ve gotten is: What does it take to...

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An Honest Look at the Aftermath of a Fiction Book Launch

Back in February I took you behind the scenes of a fiction book launch and told you my plan for my first out of three book launches for 2017. Since the first launch is over, I thought I’d share what worked well, what went wrong, and what I’ll do differently next time....

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Promote your Book and Engage Readers with a Quiz

(This post contains affiliate links) Buzzfeed has a lot of quizzes and I often find myself sitting on the website, taking quiz after quiz for no reason. It’s fun. It amuses me. And I always want to know if I agree with my results, sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t....

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Author Resources to Make your Book Marketing Effortless

Have you ever felt like book marketing is overwhelming? Does it seem like doing a lot of busy work to get your name and your book out there with little to no results? This year I’m releasing three books, which means three book launches, and three ongoing book...

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