Today, we’ll cover how to turn readers into fans with a reader magnet, examples of reader magnets for fiction and nonfiction, and how a reader magnet can help you build a fan base for your long-term career.Read More
In this interview with Tom Combs author of Nerve Damage and Hard to Breathe, we chat about what it takes to write a book you can be proud of, how to find an editor, and one measure of success that’s more important than a book sale.Read More
Today, we’ll cover why authors need an email list, the one page you should absolutely have on your website to build your email list (but probably don’t have), and then we’ll look at example of those pages from fiction and nonfiction authors.Read More
This is the first post in a four-part miniseries covering how to get ready for building a large following of readers hungry for your book, whether it's your first book, or your seventeenth. First thing we need is a book description that makes readers click buy.Read More
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