Book-related events in the virtual world can’t completely replace the vibrant atmosphere of face-to-face presentations, but with some imagination, you can keep your book sales on an upward trajectory and enhance your readership.
Melville, Twain, and Fitzgerald might be best known for their classic literary contributions, but they all suffered professional and critical disasters during their lifetimes.
As an indie author, libraries are a powerful asset for getting your book into the hands of readers and reaching an audience through presentations, community contacts, reviewers, and reference librarian recommendations.
Interviewing author and speaker Joanna Penn is a lot like reading one of her thrillers — a rollicking ride through uncharted territories where surprises burst from dark corridors and human quirks shape the narrative in unexpected ways. In the span of less than an hour, I learned that she and I are taphophiles (people who are fascinated by graveyards), her “overnight” success self-publishing ebooks took more than 5 years of hard work, and she envisions a vagabond existence in the future, traveling internationally to inspire her writing, painting verbal pictures of her favorite places (Jerusalem being one), and sparking her imagination by seeking strange and unfamiliar locales. Joanna is the producer of hundreds of podcasts and video interviews (many available through her site, The Creative Penn), so I was surprised to learn...