Six Ways to Promote Your Book Award Win!

Six Ways to Promote Your Book Award Win!

Earlier this year, I wrote “Are Writing Contests Worth the Fees?” – sharing a five-step approach to determine if a contest was legitimate to enter. If you missed that discussion, you can access it HERE. Now on to the next step . . . 

What do you do if you WIN?!

Book Bonanza 2019 is over . . . and I survived!

Book Bonanza 2019 is over . . . and I survived!

I spent August 8 - 11 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine near Dallas where more than 150 authors signed books, memorabilia, and other keepsakes for 2200+ enthusiastic fans. The authors also presented great information at panel discussions, which I really appreciated as a writer. This is primarily a charitable event and while final numbers are still being tabulated there will be between $70,000 and $80,000 donated to amazing charities doing great work.

Advertising Your Books – Part Two: Facebook Ads

Advertising Your Books – Part Two: Facebook Ads

Advertising Your Books – Part One taught you how to get started with BookBub ads. I’ve continued my ad testing on that platform and have updated that article with more notes on my results HERE. The article below details how to advertise on Facebook.

Advertising Your Books - Part One: BookBub Ads

Advertising Your Books - Part One: BookBub Ads

We often discuss the free ways to achieve attention for your books through social media and traditional media publicity. But what about paid advertising? Is this ever a good idea?

Yes, paid advertising can give your books a sales’ boost. Particularly, after the buzz of your book launch has died down and you’re trying to gain some traction with sales. However, there’s a lot to know, and it’s important not to spend your advertising dollars before you’ve done your homework.

Are Writing Contests Worth the Fees?

Are Writing Contests Worth the Fees?

We all want a shiny gold sticker for our cover! With more and more writing contests popping up every day, it’s important to determine which ones are reputable, whether entry fees are acceptable, and how to spot dangerous terms that infringe on your copyright.

To watch a video version of this blog click below:

Shady Writing Contest Rules - from the ALA?

Shady Writing Contest Rules - from the ALA?

At the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute in April of 2018, I presented a session called “The Winner’s Circle: Are Writing Contests Worth the Fees?”.  I discussed the ways to check if a contest is reputable, which ones are good to enter, and what to do if you win. Later, I took my PowerPoint and narrated it before uploading it to YouTube. You can watch it here.