27 Best black friday deals for authors and writers

27 Best black friday deals for authors and writers

I don’t always do a big black friday or cyber monday deal for authors but luckily my pals at Kindlepreneur have put together a massive list of courses, services, software and writing tools. I’ll link to that down below as soon as it’s up but in the meantime, here’s what I’m offering. It’s been a The 3...

Delicious genderfluid author portraits made with AI

Delicious genderfluid author portraits made with AI

Recently I’ve been playing around with author portraits. These are notoriously hard to get (professional, studio quality headshots) because most writers are awkward and maybe not super-photogenic (hey we’re writers, not models). BUT midjourney version four allows you to combine pics now, so I can generate any mythical creature and...

AI artwork for SEO and blogging

AI artwork for SEO and blogging

Had a fun thought today about using AI text to image prompt generators to make AI art for SEO and web traffic. It’s short, but bear with me as I list some more general points. AI art for blogging and featured images There are some ongoing legal and moral issues about how you can/should use The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a haunted...

Best universal book linker tool for authors

Best universal book linker tool for authors

I’ve sold 100K books without a universal book linking tool so I’ve never really understood the appeal, but they can also be super useful for specific things so it’s worth discussing the best options to link to your book, author website, amazon page etc. What is a universal book link tool? Basically it works like The 3...

Best online writing courses for authors

Best online writing courses for authors

There are basically two challenges with writing. The first is knowledge. I see new authors post stuff online like “I’ve decided to write a book, but I don’t write or read books… how do I get started?” The common advice is to start writing; so first time authors just write a book with no guidance and end...

5 Tips for a Successful Guest Post Email Outreach Campaign

5 Tips for a Successful Guest Post Email Outreach Campaign

(and What Mistakes to Avoid) Unless you have a Rolodex of highly placed contacts in the online world at your fingertips, when it comes to landing guest posting gigs, good old cold email outreach is one of the most effective ways to get to yes. Now, I’m not talking about paid or sponsored guest posts The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...