Posts in Author’s Guide to Social Media

Reading Rage: Authors, Stop Comparing Your Books to the Price of a Cup of Coffee

If you’re not selling your ebook at $4.99, that indicates a lack of desire on the part of the potential audience to obtain your book at that price.

How To Get Your Book Noticed Without Being A Jackass

The likelihood that you have written the next great American novel is slim-to-none.

Dear Authors: Please stop creating attention-seeking controversy on the internet.

The whole Lynn Shepherd debacle (sj pretty much sums up my feels about that here) is one incident in what is becoming a disturbing trend where some self-published or little-known […]

Do blog tours and extended promotions actually turn followers off?

We’ve done a few events and blog tours here at IB in the past. Blog tours, if you’re not familiar with them, is the digital equivalent of hopping city-to-city to […]

[Reading Rage] Dear authors: If I want your newsletter, I can click “subscribe” myself.

I know that as a blogger who reviews stuff that people want to sell, I am going to get some solicitations. I know this. I’ve mostly come to peace with […]

How an author gets discovered by readers.

This post was edited on 5-27-2014 to reflect an expanded viewpoint on sexism in writing and bookselling. I’ve been wanting to write this post for awhile when a case study fell […]

Getting a blogger to review the book you wrote, part deux.

This isn’t the first post I’ve written about how to get people to read your books, and it probably won’t be the last. The incident that inspired this post was an […]

Authors, are you doing the wrong thing when it comes to Twitter sales?

EDIT: As many people pointed out, this TOTALLY ALSO applies to Goodreads. See comments for details. About a week ago, I was live-tweeting my new cable internet installation. I know, […]

So, you want to charge more than 99 cents for your ebooks? Here’s how!

So, I was reading this article that someone linked on Twitter about what the 99 cent eBook price-point “means” or whatever to the future of self-publishing. If you know me at all, […]

The Author’s Guide to Social Media: Does bad publicity hurt authors?

So, there’s been a lot of to and fro lately–well, really, not just lately but often–about authors, social media, and “bad behavior.” Before I get started, I’d like to side-step […]

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