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Author Story: Jerry Kirkpatrick

Author Story: Jerry Kirkpatrick

Jerry Kirkpatrick has been writing for quite some time and publishing articles on his blog. It’s a great place to present his content and share his thoughts on a wide range of topics. Jerry, however, didn’t want his essays to “die on the internet.” Collecting blog...

4 Niche Social Media Platforms for Authors

4 Niche Social Media Platforms for Authors

The importance of establishing a solid social media presence has long been stressed by book marketers. Social media can be a powerful tool in your marketing arsenal when used correctly. While you may already have accounts on websites such as Facebook, Twitter,...

Author Story Dr. Jared Smith

Author Story Dr. Jared Smith

As a school district superintendent, Dr. Jared Smith is more than aware of the need for personal growth. If he’s not growing and learning, then he can’t facilitate the growth and learning of the teachers in his school district. This led to him reading hundreds of books on the topics of leadership, education, and personal growth. There is no shortage of books that cover these topics.
But Dr. Smith noticed there wasn’t a book that covered all three.

The Indie Publishing Ploy

The Indie Publishing Ploy

With your completed manuscript, do you try for a traditional book deal or self-publishing?
Many authors today are going with the indie publishing option. While this may look like you’re putting together a plan as you go, much like Indiana Jones, it can be the complete opposite.
Find an independent author services company to provide you with the professionals you need, and avoid making indy ploys

Author Story: Shelley Onderdonk & Rebecca Bloom

Author Story: Shelley Onderdonk & Rebecca Bloom

Eating healthy is an evergreen topic, and there’s no shortage of influencers, chefs, and cookbooks to help you prepare food that’s delicious and nutritional. All you have to do is figure out body chemistry and learn advanced cooking methodologies, right? No one has...

What to Say When You are a Podcast Guest

What to Say When You are a Podcast Guest

Now you’re ready to be a podcast guest. You’ve gone through the process of pitching a podcast, which means you've; Researched the podcasts your target audience will be listening to. Listened to those podcasts to determine which ones accept guests and the podcast...