Category Archives: Blogging

How To Publish Your Blog to Amazon’s Kindle – Step-By-Step Instructions

Publishing to Kindle has always been a great way to build royalty income and a fan base.   But one very smart play is to publish content to Kindle that already exists or is being published elsewhere. Alas, Amazon has a solution for this too.   Fact is, now bloggers of all genres can publish their blogs to…

Get Bloggers to Promote Your Book

Note from Cathy: We do author interviews here at SellingBooks.com. Click here to learn more. Book Bloggers, I.E. people who blog about books, like to interview authors for their blogs. Some bloggers have tens of thousands of followers and can totally change an author’s life by exposing you and your book to their audience. Finding…

The Right Way for Authors to Blog

Blogging is a great way for authors to stay in touch with their fans and attract new fans, too. For many authors, though, blogging seems a little scary. How do you set up a blog? What do you write about? How do you get people to read your blog? Here are some tips to help…

6 Quick & Easy Tips to Get Bloggers Talking About Your Book!

They’re front-row fixtures in the fashion world, invited to super-exclusive product unveilings in technology, and key influencers in just about every industry and topic imaginable. They’re bloggers, and you’d be unwise to forget them when looking to get some buzz for your book. National magazines and newspapers will always be important, but they’re not the…

Author Blogging Interview on Authors Access

Last week, Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman interviewed me about author blogging for their Authors Access podcast. Listen and learn whether blogging really sells books, the best way to set up a blog (and what you should never do), blog ideas for fiction and non-fiction authors, how to find the time to blog, guest…

Get Quality Backlinks with Blog Commenting [VIDEO]

Blog commenting can be a good strategy for getting links and traffic to your blog. Commenting is most effective when (1) you comment on blogs in the same niche as your blog and (2) the links are do-follow, meaning that the search engines give you credit for the links. The problem is finding the blog…

Selling Books by Blogging

Blogging is one of the most popular strategies for marketing books today. But blogs must engage your readers if they are to be effective. Here are some simple strategies to make your blog connect with readers so you can sell more books. I’ve heard many people in the publishing industry say, “Every author must have…

Win CommentLuv Premium – Free Giveaway!

Update: The giveaway winner is Liane at candlemakingdiy.com. When I recently redesigned SellingBooks.com I looked at several plugins and add-ons to manage comments in WordPress, and finally decided on CommentLuv. Not long after that, Andy Bailey released CommentLuv Premium and I couldn’t wait to try it. I liked the free version of the CommentLuv plugin,…

About the Author: Writing Your Author Biography

Many readers are humanistic, meaning they are curious and they are people-persons who want to know something about the author before they read a book. People buy books from people they like—or at least think they would like—based on what they know about the author from his or her biography. Creating an effective “About the…

Free and Self-Hosted Blog Platforms

Decades ago independent business owners and aspiring authors had to build a good, solid reputation by word of mouth only. This was difficult, especially for those who resided in small communities. For most, it took years before they finally got their first big break. In today’s technologically advanced world, it is possible for anyone to…