“What Have You Done for YOU Lately? Self-Care for Authors

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor How many of you take time out every day for yourself? I don’t mean time out to write or time to promote and market your book on social media - that’s not time out for yourself, but…

What Exactly Goes into Judging a Literary Awards Competition?

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor I’ve talked about this before, and with our 2019-2020 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Awards in full swing, I thought it might be fitting to review the guidelines we follow when scoring titles. So what do judges…

Participating in a Literary Event? Here Are a Few Things to Consider

Sheri Hoyte Managing Editor One of the first things many authors think of when their book is released is marketing and publicity. Participating in literary events should be a big part of that plan. For many, participating as panelists or…

APPROACHING A READER IN THE WILD

Skyler BoudreauEditorial Contributor Contrary to what you may hear, readers are not an endangered species. Their habitats are growing by the day, as more bookstores and libraries are constructed and their beloved authors continue to produce an endless food supply,…

Trouble in Paradise…or Dying in Paradise?

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor I can’t remember how many times I have been told to write about what you know. In fact, I can’t remember how many times I have advised the same thing to others either! What I forget to…