Why aren’t my books selling?

In one of my private Facebook groups, an author is asking whether he should change his author photo and use initials for his author name – to be more gender neutral. His books aren’t selling as well as he’d like and he’s wondering if this will help. If your books aren’t selling, first you need to The 3 secrets...

25 Self-Editing Tips for Indie Authors (and 8 amateur writing mistakes to avoid

25 Self-Editing Tips for Indie Authors (and 8 amateur writing mistakes to avoid

Years of publishing has taught me that a book written and published quickly can be just as good (or better) than one that took ten years to polish. Even though I have a PhD in Literature and spent nearly a decade as a book editor, I’ve seen far too many beautifully edited books fail; I’ve The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...

How to use positive thinking to sell more online courses

How to use positive thinking to sell more online courses

I just wrote up a case study of my first course launch (which made 18K in 48hours). Although I did pretty well, I could have done much better. I actually wrote this post several months before my course launch, because I was already dealing with anxiety and lack of confidence. For several years I’ve run this blog The 3 secrets to book...