Networking. It doesn’t have to be Intimidating!

Networking has never come easily to me. Somehow, anything that had to do with selling myself as a skilled professional sounded too far from being humble, which is what my upbringing was based on.  But being an author and a…

Categorizing Your Title in a Literary Awards Contest

With the autumn season approaching, the deadline for our annual literary awards gets closer and closer.  As the submissions roll in, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some awards wisdom with our authors! Each literary awards…

Positive Review but Missing the Point? What to Do?

Through the years helping authors get their books reviewed we find that sometimes even though the reviewer liked the book, the author didn’t like the review! Of course, all reviews have gray areas. Sometimes, the story is amazing but lacks…

What Are Other Authors Selling? Why Should I Know…

Last week I spoke about the benefits of going to the library. As I mentioned I have committed to visit the library once a week, so I did! This time I focused on checking out what other authors have written…

Awards Programs and Other Contests – Benefits of Early Submission

Granted, sometimes books come out right before the submission deadlines for some awards programs chosen by authors, so early submissions are no longer an option. Yet with advanced planning, a book launching can always be synchronized to contests deadlines, literary…

Does Size Matter When It Comes to Books?

I think it does, but let’s consider all the angles. As a passionate reader myself, when it comes to books I’d rather read in installments. Let me explain myself. I take books with me everywhere, on my e-Reader and printed…