Monthly Archives: June 2012

Famous Self-Publishers | How To Self Publish and Sell Your Books

Though it took technology to spread it to the masses, self-publishing has a long in 1797 Austen tried to self publishand distinguished history, as this anecdote from Alison Baverstock’s book The Naked Author: A Guide To Self Publishing, illustrates: “In 1797, a manuscript was submitted to a London publisher by the proud father of an […]

It’s time to get pinning: 5 benefits of a marketing campaign that includes Pinterest | Novel Publicity

By Sarah Tharp Pinterest is a social networking site with a twist. After launching a beta version in March of 2010, it is now the third largest social networking site and continues to grow. Users create their own collections to which they can post photos related to different themes. Other users can re-pin photos they […]

The Bookshelf Muse: Introducing…the Character Traits Thesaurus

Introducing…the Character Traits Thesaurus Posted by Becca Puglisi Quick, name your favorite character. Now list a trait or two that defines him/her. Chances are, you were able to come up with a defining trait fairly quickly. That’s because likable characters are memorable. They exhibit qualities that we admire or can relate to. Creating memorable characters […]

How To Title Your Book | Rachelle Gardner

How To Title Your Book By Rachelle Gardner Lately I’ve been coaching several of my clients through the process of coming up with a good title for their book, so I thought I’d share my tips with you. Let’s start by acknowledging a few things. The publisher is usually responsible for the final decision on […]

Top Twitter Hashtags for Ebook Publishers | Publish Your Own Ebooks

Top Twitter Hashtags for Ebook Publishers By Gary McLaren If you are active on Twitter then perhaps you have already seen some excellent lists of twitter hashtags for writers. One good example is Jon Reed’s list of writer hashtags. If however you want to use Twitter to find information relating to ebook publishing, especially as […]