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A Valentine for Your Readers

by Gillian Nicol Nothing says reader appreciation like a good old-fashioned giveaway. Pairing a book giveaway offer with a holiday like Valentine’s Day is a sure way to attract attention and assure your readers that you care about them. Giveaways are a great way to engage readers while expanding your fan...

Keep The Creativity Flowing

by Dianna T. Benson Don’t get bogged down by the business side of the publishing industry. Yeah, way easier said than accomplished. I certainly allowed publishing business aspects to drain my creative juices until squeezed-dried. My passion disappeared, and an absent passion showed in my writing, more like...

Developing Your Author Platform

Originally published on opendoorpublications.com by Sonja Hegman Your author platform is the single most important thing you can create for yourself. And I’m not kidding when I write this: You must start promoting at least a year ahead of your book’s release. This might sound ridiculous, but starting the...

[TBEX] How to Network with Twitter, Our TBEX Newbie Guide, & an Exciting Keynote Announcement

  Trey Ratcliff to Keynote in Toronto Did you hear the news? Photographer, artist, writer and adventurer Trey Ratcliff will be kicking off TBEX Toronto as the opening keynote speaker. Trey is a pioneer in the world of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography and has half a million readers who come to...

Blogging is a Goldmine for Self-published Authors

by Sherrie Wilkolaski I think I have a little crush on blogging. Actually I believe it is a serious crush. My new passion. I’ve fallen in love with writing again, after having been absent from it for such a long time. A (broadcast) journalist by design, courtesy of Buffalo State College and my parents gift...

Blog Guest Posting To Improve SEO

One way to improve the search engine optimization of your site is to start guest posting. Doing this not only gets your name and your message in front of different readerships, but it also gives you an opportunity to gain a precious inbound link to your site. Most often, guest posting is done for “free,”...

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