In this interview with Lizbeth Meredith author of Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters, we chat about how her previous experience with publishing influenced her decision to work with a hybrid publisher for her memoir, the logistics of organizing a multi-state speaking tour, and whether or not the tour has been "worth it".Read More
In the world of tech startups, there's one team member who plays a huge role in whether a product is loved or whether it's despised: the product manager. Here’s what authors can learn from tech product managers about creating and selling books that readers want to buy.Read More
Once a month, I profile other first-time authors who are working on their book. That we can all learn from them and feel like we belong to a community of writers. This month, Lilah Higgins shares why she didn't want to publish her book and what she most hopes for know that she's committed to putting it out there.Read More
What do readers expect from a memoir?
There’s a really cool trick to figure subconscious expectations that readers have but might not be able to articulate. Critical Amazon reviews (3 stars or less).
I analyzed the critical Amazon reviews for 16 popular memoirs and found 7 mistakes to avoid when writing a memoir according to readers.Read More