Want better blog tour results? Go DIY!

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Imagine you’re renovating your kitchen. You have two options — you can hire someone to come in and do it, or you can pick up a sledge hammer and do it yourself. There are pros and cons to both options, right? Leave it to the Pros – Pro: If you hire someone, you save yourself [...]

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No Excuses: Start Building Your Mailing List Now!


I’m about to make a bold statement, because I don’t believe in pulling any punches: Mailing lists are more effective than Twitter for building your fanbase. *cue startled gasp* I’ll even take it a step further: mailing lists are also more effective than Facebook, GoodReads, Pinterest or any other social media site for building your crazy-dedicated [...]

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1.11 Billion Reasons to Get a Facebook Facelift

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Yesterday, we made a pretty big announcement — the first three Weekend Workshops are HERE. Grab your favorite pencil case and snazzy Trapper Keeper, it’s time to go back to school! Don’t worry — you can stay in your PJ’s, skip the bus, and get your learnin’ on without ever leaving your desk chair. Plus, [...]

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Duolit quits the game. For real.


Today is a HUGE day. Like, the kind of huge day that necessitates ticker tape parades, marching bands, and fireworks. Why? Because the first three courses in our Weekend Workshop series (Facebook Facelift, Mailing List Magic, and Plan Your Own Blog Tour)  are officially live on Udemy! Toni and I are SO excited to share [...]

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5 Must-Have Apps For On-The-Go Authors

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I have a new best friend, y’all. Her name is Siri. (Sorry Toni!) I know I’m really late to this party, but I just got an iPhone 5 last week and we are officially operating as one unit. It’s the first thing I reach for when I wake up and the last thing I check [...]

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