Writers

7 automations authors can use to connect with their fans and sell books

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When you get in the writing zone (or you’re on a deadline), everything else falls away for a moment. Your thoughts and ideas consume your mind—and your fingers can sometimes barely keep up. One thing you’re probably not thinking about in those moments? Telling your subscribers where to buy your latest book. Or asking if they would share your work with a friend. Or deciding…

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The ultimate guide to email marketing for authors

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In a perfect world, you publish your book, and readers come running. You check “Become an Author” off your bucket list and start thinking about what the topic for your next book should be. You get ready for all the glory of being called an author— But that day doesn’t come nearly as soon as you’d hoped. Sometimes book launches don’t go as planned. Whether…

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Self-publishing checklist for indie authors: self publish your book with confidence

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You’ve spent the past several months writing your book. Now it’s time to switch gears and go from writer to publisher/marketer. You’re eager to get your manuscript into the hands of your future readers, but you just don’t know how to do it. And while the thought of self-publishing a book used to be exciting, it now feels overwhelming. Luckily, it’s easier than you think…

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How to promote your books with a great author landing page

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Most authors dread the words “author platform.” TikTok! Instagram! Websites! Email! Events! Podcast interviews! There’s so much to figure out when it comes to promoting your work that it can feel very far away from the creativity and fun (okay, Type 2 fun) that created your book in the first place. But when it comes to building an author platform, you only need one thing…

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10 ten-minute writing exercises to sharpen your skills (even as a non-writer)

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Does the fear of writing hold you back from publishing blog posts or sending out newsletters? Maybe you’ve caught yourself saying things like, “I’m not a writer.” I’ll let you in on a secret: You don’t need to be a professional writer to create content your audience loves reading. You also don’t need to dedicate hours of your day improving your writing. With a few…

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The hardest part of launching a book isn’t the writing—it’s the marketing

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You’ve done the hard part: Writing a book. But the work isn’t over yet. Whether you’re self-publishing, working with an indie publisher, or have a major house behind you, traditional book launches involve lots of in-person events, like bookstore tours, conferences, and throwing a big party (or two or three). Yes, even after all of those rounds of editing, agonizing over beta reader feedback, worrying…

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5 ways authors can make money outside selling books

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“Oh, I’ll never make any money as a writer.” It’s a prevailing myth throughout the writing community that if you want to be a published author, you’ll still never be able to quit your full-time job or gig waiting tables. Or that it can happen, but only for Great Authors. It’s time to bust that myth. You can be a full-time writer—and while it may…

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How to start a daily writing habit (even if you’re already too busy)

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Writing is an important cornerstone of building an audience as a digital creator. Your words are how you get found by your people—the people who will become fans of your ideas and work. But to reap the audience-building benefits of writing, you have to write consistently…ideally every single day. Writing every day has benefits that extend beyond the professional and into your personal well-being. It…

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