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New Guild Survey Reveals Majority of Authors Earn Below Poverty Line

In its first study on author income since 2009, the Authors Guild delivers some jarring, if unsurprising, data. The survey, which will be released …

Writing

The Year in Reading: Print Books, Magazines, Newsletters Hold Their Own In 2015

Click here or on the image for the full year in review.<p>In the 17 years following the introduction of e-book readers in 1998, digital reading has …

Thrillers with Heart

“Breathtakingly fast-paced.”~Publishers Weekly<p>2013-02-17T11:52:08+00:00<p>https://cjlyons.net/testimonials/3357/<p>“Everything a great thriller should be.” …

Books

H.M. Ward - New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

The Arrangement<p>THE ARRANGEMENT is the wildly successful series that has appeared at the tops of charts since its debut in 2013, hitting the <i>NYT</i> and <i>USA</i> …

Writing

Barbara Freethy

Bella Andre | New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Romance Author

Billionaires

Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon

The cat is out of the bag, finally we know exactly how many self-published authors make it big: 40.<p>Yes, that’s not a typo.<p><b>40 self-published authors</b> …

A Guide For Creating Consistently Great Content

This story originally appeared on BrianHonigman.com<p>For those in the marketing industry, there’s very little doubt. Content marketing works.<p>While there’s no debating that content marketing works, it only works if it’s done right; and one of the keys to doing content marketing right is to do it …

Basics of Content Chunking

A simple visual learning on what is chunking, why we need to chunk and how to chunk the content especially for e-Learning materials.

eLearning

Yes, You Can Create Viral Content. Here's How | Inc.com

It seems a little like winning the lottery. Unless it features a cat playing the piano, few of us really understand what makes a piece of content go viral. (It was quite a surprise the one time it happened to me.)<p>But there really is a science to creating viral or near viral content, and you can use …

30 Tools for Advanced Content Marketers and Bloggers

Content marketing is not a simple task. It’s a complex machine with ever-changing rules in a system that’s never static. To try to do everything …

How Content Marketers Can Tell Better Stories with Data

<i>jennifer maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>Content marketers have started to tell stories with data, and best practices are quickly emerging. The first step is to find the story you want to tell: how you approach data collection and analysis will determine what kind of content you’ll be able to develop. Once the …

How To Write A Killer Blog

I never cared about blogs until I got a candy sample in the mail one day. Marketers don’t send out free samples these days like they used to.<p>Years ago I used to come home every other day and find a tiny little cute mini-bottle of fabric softener or some other product hanging on the doorknob or in …

How social psychology can benefit your social media marketing?

Humans use their emotional faculties a lot more than reasoning when making a purchase decision, according to conclusive research evidence. This has …

33 Free Social Media Marketing Tools for Small Businesses

Small business owners may find it challenging navigating through the fast-paced world of social media. Their resources are valuable and they don't …

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths: 1) The Big 5: …

I Planted My Self-Published Book on Barnes & Noble's Shelves... And People Bought It

When I self-published my book, <i>The New American Road Trip Mixtape</i>, in December, I knew there was pretty much zero chance bookstores would sell it. I was a relative nobody (beyond a blog that gets a million-plus page views per year), I had a not-so-unique storyline (young writer goes on road trip to …

Why Jamie McGuire Returned to Self Publishing

Author Jamie McGuire first hit the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller lists as a self-published author with her breakout, new adult romance novel, <i>Beautiful Disaster</i>.<p>Traditional publishers came knocking with a two-book deal she couldn't refuse.<p>In July 2012, she sold the book's rights to Atria, a division of …

Should you follow the traditional or self publishing path? Numbers point the way.

Hybrid authors walk the line between traditional and self publishing by doing both.<br>It’s a question that thousands of potential authors are asking …

Self-publishing matters – don't let anyone tell you otherwise

Unless you are a mountain hermit or a committed Luddite, you will have noticed there has been a massive growth in self-publishing activity over the …

What I Learned When I Self-Published My Book

I had written my first book, <i>Traveling Daisy: A Generational Cancer Book of Disease and Dysfunction</i>, for over four years. I kept editing, rewriting and reading it and analyzing every word that I wrote. I knew it would never be perfect but I felt it was good enough, so I was ready to publish it. I …

Are you a self-published author?

Westchester Indie Authors is a newly formed group for self-published authors living in or near Westchester who are interested in promoting their …

How I Succeeded As a Self-Published Author

<b>Sold out: reflections of a seasoned self-publisher</b><p>With the exception of 9 copies sitting in an Amazon warehouse in Indiana, I have completely sold out of <i>A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism</i>, the book that I self-published 7 years ago. The book, which tells my story of raising a child with autism …

Don’t Make These Mistakes that First-Time Self-Published Authors Make

At Bibliocrunch, I get a lot of authors coming to me for self-publishing advice. Over the last four years we’ve been in business, these are some of …

Want to Succeed at Self-Publishing? Stay Committed: Tips From an Indie Author

Graphic artist Bailey Fort’s first foray into self-publishing was her debut picture book, <i>The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests</i>, which <i>Publishers</i> …

Top 5 Discussion Forums for Self-Publishers

The greatest asset an author has to help them navigate the unknown waters of self-publishing is the accumulated wisdom of people who’ve been there …

Self-Published Author Shares Marketing Tips

British author <b>Mark Dawson</b> reportedly earns hundreds of thousands of dollars a year selling his self-published books.<p>The author of The John Milton …

Self-Published Author Offers Marketing Advice on Reddit

<b>Dylan Jones</b> self-published his thriller novel <i>Black Book</i> back in December 2013.<p>Since its release, over 30,000 readers have downloaded this title. The …

Couple Sues Self-Published Author Over Image Use

A couple in Ohio is suing self-published author <b>Lacey Noonan</b> for allegedly using their photo on the cover of her self-published book, A Gronking to …