Free Marketing: 101 Low and No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business, Online and Off

Simple, powerful marketing strategies every business can afford to implementThere's never been a better time to be a marketer or entrepreneur than right now. Thanks to the Internet, a new world of free and inexpensive tactics can help get the word out to the prospects of any business with a limited marketing budget. Free Marketing delivers more than 100 ideas to help any small … [Read more...]

6 Book Publicity Tips for the New Year!


Happy New Year! Once the major holiday buzz subsides, media contacts are back in their offices, and the New Year’s news is unfolding. This is an important time to map out your book publicity plans for the next several months. These six simple book publicity tips will help set you on the path to book promotion in the new year. 1) Tie your book into the New Year hype. What … [Read more...]

The Holiday Dead Zone


Note from Cathy: Many of us have free time right after the holiday, and without business demands on us it is easy to fritter it away. Like Robert, I find that there is much that can be accomplished without the demands of my normal work schedule, the telephone ringing, etc. Use this time wisely to get a jump on your next book, marketing plans for the new year, or projects you … [Read more...]

Your First Novel: An Author Agent Team Share the Keys to Achieving Your Dream

In Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the skills you need to write your dream novel and the savvy business know-how to get it published. In this all-in-one resource, you'll discover essential novel-writing techniques, such as:How to best structure your research so that you can save time later. How to … [Read more...]

Quotes About Writing


Here are some of my favorite quotations about writing, from writers and others. Writing is a solitary endeavor, but not a lonely one. When you write, your world is populated by the characters you invent and you feel those people filling your life. ---Danielle Steel If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. … [Read more...]

Nail Your Novel: Why Writers Abandon Books and How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence

By bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor with a top London literary consultancy 'This book should be used as a text in writing courses' 'There are shedloads of books on how to write novels, and a lot of them are longer and considerably less useful' 'I wish I'd had this book a long time ago' 'The author has a proven track record as a writer of fiction, as opposed … [Read more...]

From Published to #1 Amazon Bestseller in 3 Months


My husband and I recently launched our book, “Forgiveness Formula: Finding Lasting Freedom in Christ” on December 6th, 2011. In preparation for our book launch we designed a four month book marketing plan. This plan included a website as our main hub, including a blog, as well as several key social media outlets: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. I won’t lie to you – book … [Read more...]

Debra L. Stang – Hospice Tails


What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is called Hospice Tails. I was a hospice social worker from 6/2005 through 8/2011. During that time, I saw many beautiful, heart-wrenching, and sometimes downright funny moments between hospice patients and their pets. I started to record these moments in my journal. I think I always suspected I would … [Read more...]

Predictions for 2012 Marketing and Publicity Trends


I’ve been correctly predicting Internet marketing trends since 1994 when I wrote one of the first books on Internet Marketing. I’ve been right before so there’s no reason to think I won’t be right again. You can bet the farm on most of these trends and get even money on the others. Mobile marketing will take off in ways you never imagined. People will be saying, “Visit my … [Read more...]

How Amanda Hocking REALLY Did It – An Inspiration for All Authors


Amanda Hocking, as I’m sure you know, is a best-selling e-author on Since uploading her first e-book in the spring of 2010, she has grossed about $2 million. She’s got 10 novels under her belt, all of which fall into the paranormal-romance category. The prominent entertainment company, Media Rights Capital, optioned her four-book vampire series “Trylle”. Clearly, … [Read more...]