The six types of (failed) writers: which one are you?

I saw this infographic today, made by Alexi Maxim Russell, about the Six Types of Writers. Great, I thought – I like cute and fun online Facebook tests about writers that momentarily distract me from the challenges of writing. I was asked, “Which one are you, so I searched.” Here’s the problem, these aren’t the...

How to use your book’s back matter to MASSIVELY boost your fanbase, get more shares, and explode your platform.

How to use your book’s back matter to MASSIVELY boost your fanbase, get more shares, and explode your platform.

So my books are doing pretty good; I’ve moved Shearwater to permafree and got over 5,000 downloads this month. But that made me realize I was probably missing a MAJOR opportunity to connect with those readers, so I checked my back copy (the material at the end of my book) and found it seriously wanting. The 3 secrets to book marketing...

Book cover design is NOT subjective

I see a lot of authors asking for feedback between a few cover design choices. This always has mixed results, since people on Facebook don’t know anything about book cover design, they probably aren’t your target market, they probably aren’t ideal readers of your genre, and they aren’t designers. So what inevitably...

How to help others without becoming helpless

In this post I’m going to share some things that are on my mind, based on my mood, given my current state of media consumption. Let me preface this by saying I just watched The Danish Girl, which was excellent, and I’ve been researching for my PhD thesis, which makes me feel both the brevity The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...