This post will dive into this crucial component of a book cover. Read on to find out how to handle book cover typography — and how to make yours stand out and sell your book.
As WD author Jessica Kaye shares in the opening paragraphs of her book The Guide to Publishing Audiobooks, audiobooks are reaching more people than ever. Here are her thoughts about why you might consider self-publishing audiobooks.
A major conundrum that trips up many new writers is defining your target audience before you have any actual readers. Dana Sitar explains how to identify them.
At the risk of too much of a good thing being a bad thing, here is one last installment in author and New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein’s book tour.
Author and New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein recently set out on a book tour of his own devising to promote his book The History of the Snowman. In this four-part series, he outlines his experience, lessons learned along the way, and what up-and-coming authors might expect from their own tours.
Former public relations executive and career consultant Rita Dragonette outlines the book marketing strategies she employed with her debut novel, from developing her online presence to organizing book events and creative publicity campaigns.
Most writers aspire to publish a book that will remain popular among future generations of readers. Gary McPherson offers five things to consider if you want your book to remain relevant for years after its release.
Author and New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein recently set out on a book tour of his own devising. In this four-part series, he outlines his experience, lessons learned along the way, and what up-and-coming authors might expect from their own tours.
Whether you're traditionally or self-published marketing your book, is difficult. You have to start promoting your book as early as possible, and you can't stop after it's published. Here's one way to plot out your book marketing calendar.
In a crowded market, debut authors must find creative ways to connect with readers—leading Hollywood veteran Kellye Garrett to adopt a unique guerilla book marketing strategy that leveraged the story behind her story.
Public readings of your written work—published or not yet published—are a great way to gain exposure for your writing and to build your author platform. Here are 16 rules to follow.
Smart ebook marketing works like a magnet to bridge the gap between readers’ unmet desires and your book’s ability to satisfy those desires. Here are seven proven ebook marketing strategies you can implement immediately, at no cost.
There are two types of authors: “author-authors” and author-entrepreneurs. The main difference is that the author-entrepreneur owns a business that their book is tied to and they make a living off of their business, which is partially fed by their book. Here's why that matters.
When launching a book, your job is to find readers, engage with readers, write good books, and sell the heck out of said book(s). Here are a few rules from the business world that will make the investment of time and energy worth your while.
Realistic time goals and manageable tasks are the key to staying motivated and keeping on trucking with book publicity. Here are some tips for promoting your book.
In case you didn't make it to the 2018 Writer's Digest Annual Conference, or you didn't manage to catch a session you were dying to attend, we've selected 100 of the greatest writing and publishing tips from the speakers who graced us with their knowledge and experiences.
Here, Reedsy dips into the business end of book cover design, looking at the three basic categories of cover design, what types of books they’re good for, and how much they cost.
Authors can leverage ads and Book Detail pages on Amazon to make them work like a "billboard" of sorts. But in order for your Amazon billboards to help sell more books, they must display certain characteristics.
Rob Eagar offers up three essential Amazon secrets and hacks for authors, including how to change the marketing text for your book, getting email subscribers through Kindle Direct Publishing, and identifying your target audience.
Author and social media afficionado Jeff Somers shares his three steps for social-media success.
Each year, we scour the web for our annual 101 Best Websites for Writers, a comprehensive collection of online resources for writers. This selection represents this year's publishing and marketing resources that are particularly helpful for authors looking to self publish or build their audiences and platforms.
Research is a key to captivating writing. Whether you’re composing a novel, a blog post, or an email, accurate facts improve authenticity and entice readers to the next sentence, paragraph, page or chapter.
If you're an introvert who hates having to schmooze in order to promote their work and build their author platform, you might benefit by rethinking your approach to networking. These networking strategies can help you out even if you prefer to stay in.
Author headshots might be more important than you think. Photographer Sharona Jacobs explains the importance and process of creating exceptional author photos that can even improve the performance of the book.
Knowing how to present your writing well in public readings only helps people get to embrace you and your writing on page. And so here are ten essential tips on how to bring the performance to the next level.