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People Judge Your Book By Your Headshot

The goal of your author headshot is to cement your brand. At all times you should be asking yourself, "What kind of image am I trying to project to the world?"
pen names

Pen Names: How And Why To Use Them

When my first book was being published, I toyed with the idea of using a pen name for about three seconds. Looking back, I may have missed an opportunity.
email list

Is Your Email List Your Greatest Asset As An Author?

As an author, you might wonder why you'd need to build an email list. Short answer: email lists make things happen. But you need to engineer that by engaging, creating a platform for interaction, and building your tribe.
self-published author

How Three Self-Published Authors Found Mainstream Success

Of course, not every self-published author is going to hit the bestseller list. But, you have a better chance if you apply some of the lessons taught by those who have.
build a business

Build A Creative Business Around Your Book

Relying on book sales alone may not be a recipe for earning money from your book. Building ancillary offers and leveraging your expertise can help you build a business around your book.
independent writers

What Independent Writers Can Learn From E L James

The Fifty Shades phenomenon would not have happened were it not launched as a self-published series. There are many lessons for independent writers in E L James' success story.
author platform

How An Author Platform Helps Promote Your Work

Wondering what an author platform is (and why you need one)? This post answers some basic questions to get you thinking about how to grow your platform before you publish your book.

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