Book marketing

Proven Tips for Successful Author Book Signings

There are many ways for authors to effectively market and sell their books once published. Many authors and self publishers have relied of author book signings to gain exposure for themselves and their book(s). If planned and executed properly, these events are helpful in letting local bookstore personnel, potential readers and the media know about your latest masterpiece. You can also potentially …

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Do Authors Need a Website? – One Professional’s Viewpoint

Do authors need a website? When I speak to author groups, I am often asked my opinion on that topic. Two questions that I typically receive include: “Do I really need to spend time and money developing a website?” “Should I have one author website that has information about me and my books or is having a book website to highlight and sell my book(s) …

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Book Writing as a Profession

Most people have active thoughts daily about various processes, interests, passions, people, places, things and other facets of their life that would make interesting content for a book. What they often lack is the knowledge or skills necessary to turn their thoughts into words that could be included in a book. Gaining the expertise to fashion a readable document that …

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4 Things To Know About the Best Nonfiction Books

The best nonfiction books, and the ones that are memorable, are written with a goal in mind. Many authors dream of fame and glory when they write a nonfiction book. Others just have a message that they want to share with people. Whatever your reason for writing a nonfiction book, you might want to do what successful writers do…have a plan. …

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Robert W. Lucas to Present Capitalizing on Your Writing Session

Robert W. Lucas, author of thirty-seven book and hundreds of articles, will be presenting another one of his free author events titled, Capitalizing on Your Writing: Strategies for Recognition and Making Money, at the Alafaya Branch of the Orange County (Florida) Public Library in Orlando, Florida this Saturday (March 26) at 3:00 pm. The program is for established and aspiring authors …

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2016 Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival Summary

My first trip to the Venice, Florida Book Fair on Saturday was a good experience. Like other authors, I am always looking for new ways and venues to facilitate personal branding, share information with potential readers, do some book marketing and sell books. There were 46 people registered at this year’s authors event, which is held adjacent to the Venice Farmers …

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Enhancing Author Branding through Local Author Events

Part of building a reputation as a successful author involves exposure. There are many ways to accomplish personal branding, build your author platform and market your books. One of the easiest means of accomplishing this is to seek out local book fairs, author and writer conferences and local author events where you can display, market and sell your works. Check you local …

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Florida Authors and Publishers Ed-U-Conference and President’s Book Awards A BIG Success

The 2014 Florida Authors and Publishers annual Ed-U-Conference was just completed at the Ft. Lauderdale Pompano Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. Attendee reviews were all in the 6-7 range on a scale of 7. This year’s event included expert authors and speakers addressing topics including book trailers, use of social media to network and sell books, self publishing, editing with technology and …

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Florida Authors and Publishers 2014 Annual Conference Discount Hotel Rates Ending

If you are planning to attend the Florida Authors and Publishers Association annual Conference (August 8-9) in Pompano Beach Marriott (800-228-9290), the last day for getting a discounted hotel room is July 15. There are three pre-conference workshops scheduled for this year’s conference, along with a full day of sessions and Presidents Book Awards banquet. Check www.floridapublishersassociation.com for details.