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How to Market a Book

Tyler Wagner is an avid disc golf player and the founder of Authors Unite where he helps authors market their book. In addition to helping authors with free articles and advice, he also graciously donates $17,000 worth of his company's services as prizes each year for our...

Who are Gatekeepers? Why are They Important for Publicity-Seeking Writers? New!

If you want to publicize your story or book you may need to work with gatekeepers. They are agents, web editors, bloggers, podcasters, or anyone with the authority to say “I’ll represent this author,” or “I’ll give this writer some publicity on my web site,”...

Why and How to Freelance for Your Local Newspaper New!

Freelance writing for small local newspapers is an excellent way to break into the writing business. Most every small paper uses freelancers for a logical reason—they cost less than employees. Newspapers often call freelance writers stringers, and they’re not employees; they're independent contractors. Generally, stringers develop...

Which Was My Best-Selling Channel? An Analysis of 10 Years of Book Selling

After laboring for days, weeks, months, or sometimes even years, the book is finally written and published, and it is actually on sale. One way for an author to get some financial reward for all the time and effort spent on the book is to...

The “Don’ts” of Writing Media Releases

Media releases are promotional tools and are an excellent way to tell the mass media about your book. They’re not difficult to write but must not violate certain rules. As a journalist, I received and acted on thousands of releases. I can tell you that certain...

Can Publishing Short Stories Sell More Books?

We, as writers, all know that books won’t sell themselves. We have to work extra hard at promoting our writing, sometimes harder than the actual writing itself. Why? Because there’s so much competition out there. Just visit a used bookstore and browse the massive collections...

Get Free Publicity By Writing a Media Release

Marketing your book can cost thousands of dollars. But there’s one way to attain publicity at no charge—write a media release. A media release is a promotional tool. Releases attempt to get mass media to take positive action on behalf of their sender—in this case helping...

How To Market Your Book

Your book is finally done: written, edited (many times over), and published. Now what? There was a time when the traditional publisher would take the reins and lead the book (and its author) to success by arranging book tours: signings, readings, etc. Not so much...

Finding Your Writing Niche

Sometimes, finding your writing niche can be elusive and difficult. We all grab the opportunity at any writing chance we can get, even if we know little about the subject. Writing about anything can be great, but it will drain you in the long run. It’s...

Resume Tips for Writers (Part 2 of 2)

3) Include these areas in your resume: a) Your selling points. This answers why you are the best candidate for the position and what you can offer the company. b) A qualifications summary. This presents your career objective and must include your experience in the field if...