Keeping Readers Engaged Between Books

After releasing their first book, authors gain a legion of followers eager to plow through any other work they can find by the author. Unfortunately, they find little, if any. By the time a follow-up book is published, these once eager readers no longer have the same level of eagerness as before. This is one[…]

Using Short Stories or Articles To Market Your Book 

Free stories are a bit of a conundrum for many writers. They are easy to write, format, and edit. However, most writers are not sure what to do with them? Many do not have enough stories to put together as a collection. Most writers who attempt to sell individual stories on online platforms do not[…]

Lead With Gratitude

I like taking personality tests – Myers Briggs, Strength Finders, Enneagram, DISC – I’m sure there are others. Probably the one I’ve used the most is the DISC test which gives you a “score” in each of these four personality types: Dominant – change-agents, leaders, extroverted, task-oriented Inspiring – outgoing, communicators, extroverted, people-oriented Supportive – reliable, consistent, stable,[…]

The Secret Formula to Success

Everyone wants to be successful. Books are written about it. People attend seminars to discover the secret to success. Philosophers pontificate on the meaning of success. How do you define success? Well, not to be outdone, my brother recently sent me an email (You may have seen a variation of this yourself) that quantified success[…]

Reach More Readers Through Audiobooks

Americans’ appetite for audiobooks continues to grow with 2019 clocking in 16% industry growth in sales.  While we see growth globally in the audiobook market, we’re presenting data here focused on a US market. With 2021 off to the races, we present seven reasons based on research from the Audiobook Publishers Association (APA) on why independent authors[…]

Don’t Think Just Outside the Box – Build One!

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Think outside the box.” It’s a great statement…a challenge really, to expand your thinking, to consider new options, new possibilities, new ways to approach a problem or opportunity. But there is a massive difference between a person who can think outside the box and one who can build a new box. New ideas, even good ones,[…]