The Author Monthly Planner: A Freebie to Organize Your Writing and Marketing Life


My house is a mess.

We’re stuck in this cycle where, for at least one week every month, one member of our family is sick (I blame Olivia for bringing home the germies from daycare, BTW).

While being sick doesn’t rate highly on the ol’ fun-o-meter, it did give me an awfully convenient excuse to skip out on my regular cleaning routine.

After catching Olivia practically wading through a pile of books in her bedroom, however, I decided that enough was enough. It was time to get back on my game.

So, I made a to-do list. A looong to-do list. Pretty reasonable, right?

The result? My house is still a mess.

Wanna know why?

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Tumblr 101 for Authors [Guest Post]


The following is a guest post by Adrienne from Design Roast. Tumblr is a must for any author looking to build a following of readers. It is a platform to promote your writing within a tight-knit community, as well as a place to dynamically tell the world about you and your books through videos, quotes, photos, reblogging, [...]

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3 Book Marketing Projects to Tackle in 2014


This is my year. No more excuses. 2014, I will OWN you! Sound familiar? The ringing in of a new year forces us to think about what we’ve achieved in the past twelve months — and how we can do things a bit better this time around. After the fireworks die down and the champagne [...]

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The Vin Diesel School of Facebook

Vin Diesel Pictures

Vin Diesel — the less attractive dude in the Fast & Furious movies — has 46 million Facebook likes. Forty. Six. Million. The actor joined Facebook in April 2009, a time when only one person had over a million likes (President Barack Obama). Vin was the second. His page quickly skyrocketed to #1 — passing [...]

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Making Your Book Attractive for Book Clubs [Guest Post]


Book clubs and independent authors — seems like a match made in heaven, right? But how do you go about connecting with clubs, and what should you take into account before reaching out? Check out the following tips from author Stephen McCutchan, who’s sharing a few things he’s learned about promoting his book with book [...]

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