Column by Jay Wilburn September 15, 2021
Authors are always trying out new ways to promote their work. Is TikTok the platform they're looking for?
Column by Jay Wilburn
Jay Wilburn shares his experience writing a new short story every day while streaming live on Twitch.
Column by Peter Derk December 30, 2020
Even if social media IS a tool that improves your sales, what are you willing to give up for those sales?
Column by Jay Wilburn December 10, 2020
Twitch is designed for gamers & fans. More & more authors are experimenting with the platform. Jay Wilburn streamed the writing of his entire 50K word NaNoWriMo novel & learned a few things as he did.
Column by Jay Wilburn
Many authors have a Patreon page. Is it still a viable platform, though? Is it wise for a new writer to start one?
Column by Andrea J. Johnson May 15, 2020
An author photo is a marketing tool. It should look like YOU on your best day. This post lists the do's and don'ts of creating the best photo for your brand.
Column by Andrea J. Johnson December 27, 2019
Create an effective tagline in three steps: Brainstorm who you are and what you do. Identify how you do it, and determine the benefit your work gives to the reader.
Column by Amanda Bender
A look at how #FollowFriday and #writerslift are promoting a follower-focused mentality and overshadowing the real purpose of Twitter: engaging and connecting with the writing community.
Column by Gabino Iglesias April 12, 2019
Twitter is a crucial part of a writer's platform. Here are some folks doing it right.
Column by Susan DeFreitas
I you've worked hard, put in your ten thousand hours, and still not broken through with your first book deal, this post is for you.
Column by Annie Neugebauer April 27, 2018
What does selling used clothing have to do with publishing? In today’s digital marketplace——where writers mostly have to do all of our own hustling——there’s a lot more crossover than you might think.
Column by Phil Jourdan March 14, 2014
When you're overwhelmed and insecure about your writing, and you focus on your image as a writer instead of your work, it's time to say "fuck it" and take a step back.
Column by Bree Ogden October 1, 2012
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week's Ask the Agent will explore and dissect a few of the industry’s mysteries straight from the shoulder.
Ask The Lit Coach: "Is It Possible To Get An Agent Or Book Publishing Deal Based Only On A Few Short Stories?" and MoreColumn by Erin Reel October 10, 2011
Pitching a book series and the strength of an author's portfolio are the subjects of this week's Ask The Lit Coach.