Whether you're self-publishing or published, one of the most fun things you can do to engage with your audience and create buzz is to organize live book readings and events.
When I first moved to San Francisco back in 1999, I would often take the bus down Van Ness Avenue. Across from City Hall, stood a small indie bookstore, called a Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books. I'd marvel at the banners outside promoting visiting authors and thought, "That would be fun one day to have a book…Continue
I’m holding a free Author Chat and Q&A this Wed July 11 at 11 am pacific time if you're interested in attending.
I’ll be talking about Rebooting My Brain, my just published memoir, but also answering questions about the writing and publishing process (from my experience with two books (one published with a small press, the other self-published) and the pros and cons of each.
Details: Wed July 11…Continue
A writer friend once told me, "You better be sure you like spending time alone if you want to be a writer. It can get pretty lonely."
Sound familiar? If that weren't true, She Writes would not be the thriving support community that is is!
Writing is extremely personal, solitary, introspective. We sit at our computers with our lattes and our brilliance, sometimes clacking away in a fit of inspired eloquence, surrounded by a vigorous symphony in our head; sometimes, staring sadly…Continue
There’s a zillion online marketing activities you can invest in to promote your book. As a branding and marketing consultant by trade and author of two books, I’ve tried many of them but know I’ve not even scratched the service yet! In my last two posts, I shared five marketing tips to help promote your book and five marketing truths you must embrace in order to promote your book effectively.
Today, I’m going to share five online promotion strategies I have tried with my…Continue