Need some help marketing your art? Here are some fab marketing tricks that’ll have buyers drooling over your artwork. Let’s get those masterpieces flying off the easels and digital screens! 🎨✨ 1. Go Virtual with Augmented Reality (AR) Darlings, imagine this: A potential buyer points their phone at an empty wall and poof! – your
Picture this: You’re sipping an iced mojito on a Thai beach or bargaining for fresh produce in a bustling Moroccan market. Sounds dreamy, right? The idea of packing up and starting afresh in a foreign land might sound daunting, but there’s a ton of reasons to take the plunge. Here’s a list of 25 compelling
Can AI writing software create compelling fiction? An author’s review of Jasper/Jarvis AI (this was written by robots…)
“Blood came into question when strange tattoos appeared on his skin… and then there are these lips! Like nothing you’ve ever seen or felt before – until they’re pressed against yours in moonlight shadows by lovers’ fingertips eager for secrets never told.” -this sample was written by a robot…...
The best bluetooth keyboards for writers who want to boost their word count quickly (and look awesome doing it)
This summer I’m determined to double my daily wordcount and establish a writing habit. I’ll be experimenting with various productivity hacks to get more writing done, but today I took a big step forward by getting a bluetooth keyboard to pair with my iPhone and iPad. I’d already done online research and had an idea
Keep track of book sales and how many Amazon followers you have, with these accounting tools for authors
A friend of mine just published a book on accounting for authors and my response was “I can barely make words go; I’m not ready to math.” But that’s partly why, it’s important to make your life easier, especially if you hate spreadsheets and numbers. I was actually pretty good at math in high school,
Years and years and years ago I started building an online book cover creator tool, which has never quite been finished and broke when they cancelled Flash… but I’m about to launch a revised version and am tweaking the final details. I love to solve simple problems, so I spent a day making some transparent
To start off, let me acknowledge I’m writing this about the first episode of season two – so some of these tips may be better for a sequel, rather than a first book in a series. It means, for one, that they can spend less time getting to know the characters and making them sympathetic.
I’ve seen this question pop up a few times, as well as some answers I don’t agree with. The main presumption seems to be this: that people with ADD can’t sit still and focus on ONE BIG PROJECT, which puts us at a disadvantage. I’ve seen some authors say this is why they can’t plan
Rainer Maria Rilke’s “The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge” isn’t merely a novel; it’s a treasure trove of profound reflections on life and art. Let’s explore its depths and see how it can inspire and shape our artistic journey. 1. Embracing Solitude “There is no place that does not see you. You must change your...
I’ve had to push my preorder deadline multiple times; usually incurring a blanket account ban for 1 year. The first time or two, if you ask nicely, they might forgive you. But only if you can make a big fuss about it. But finally, they’ve allowed you to push your preorder back 30 days without
I don’t always post every time Amazon gets weird – because it happens a lot. Mostly, they will get their act together and fix the problem… but sometimes they don’t. Sometimes, small changes indicate big site-wide policy changes that can negatively affect indie authors. And it’s only the very big sellers, with...
How to (easily) prepare your manuscript for publication – free book formatting templates for every genre
This is the preface to my revised book marketing guide, download the free PDF. Book formatting is the bane of my existence. It’s tedious, and time-consuming, and there are always typos and mistakes, but it’s also a crucial part of the publishing process. That said, it’s possible to do a decent job yourself, if you learn how, and...