Writers drop precious money—not to mention writing time—on conferences every year, which makes it doubly disturbing that so many of us fall prey to innocent mistakes that can keep us from getting the most out of them. So we asked 10 conference organizers to share the pitfalls they most often see writers tumbling into—and how to avoid them.
ress releases do more than just generate media coverage. In today’s Internet Age they also come up in search engine results, drive traffic to websites, and get used as content on other people’s websites.
Great! The Chamber of Commerce, or a similar group, has asked you to talk about your latest book. Though words are your business, you may be terrified of public speaking. What should you say? How should you say it? These tips will help you to give a five-star book talk.
After serving as the editor of Guide to Literary Agents for years, I figured I knew everything about the publication process. But when I released a humor book late last year (How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack), I quickly found that while I was well versed in what happens before a book is published, I had a lot to learn about what happens after a release.
Now you have a published book. What next? How do you get the much needed publicity to help the world know about you and your book so you can create buzz and increase sales? Here are some things I have learned about creating publicity to sell books.