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How to Find Your Readers

Follow these five steps to find out what your readers like and want in a book. Their preferences might surprise you and lead you to success.

A New Social Network for Authors

Learn how to avoid social media distractions, connect with qualified authors, and write better books with our new social network for authors.

Writing Tips

Writing Tips

How to Find Your Readers

How to Find Your Readers

Follow these five steps to find out what your readers like and want in a book. Their preferences might surprise you and lead you to success.

How to Pitch Your Novel

How to Pitch Your Novel

Learn how and when to craft a compelling pitch that make agents, readers, and publishers curious about your novel.

How to Pick a Strong Book Title

Your book’s title should accomplish four goals with only a few words. Learn how to create a memorable title that is easy to find and recommend.

7 Blogs Every Author Should Follow

One of the best way to improve your writing is to learn from the best. Here are seven blogs that not only are good examples of excellent blogging but will also help you hone your craft and sell your books.

Book Design

Book Design

How to Pick a Strong Book Title

How to Pick a Strong Book Title

Your book’s title should accomplish four goals with only a few words. Learn how to create a memorable title that is easy to find and recommend.

111 – How to Write Bestselling Back Cover Copy

Your book’s front cover may get someone’s attention, but your book’s back cover copy gets their money. That copy can make or break your book promotion. Learn how to write amazing copy.

Business Advice

Business Advice

The Author’s Guide to LLCs

The Author’s Guide to LLCs

Learn when and why you should form an LLC for your author business. Discover who can help you get it done and how much it will cost.

7 Kinds of Indie Authors

7 Kinds of Indie Authors

Find out which kind of indie author you are and which sales strategies and promotional tools will work best for you.

Productivity

Productivity

A New Social Network for Authors

A New Social Network for Authors

Learn how to avoid social media distractions, connect with qualified authors, and write better books with our new social network for authors.

2020 Software Guide for Authors

Authors and writers can work smarter, not harder, with these hardware and software tools that will increase your productivity and lead you to success.

Independent Publishing

Indie Publishing 

7 Kinds of Indie Authors

7 Kinds of Indie Authors

Find out which kind of indie author you are and which sales strategies and promotional tools will work best for you.

Amazon Advertising in 2021

Amazon continually tests and changes their ads platform, and authors must stay up to date. Bryan Cohen reports on what’s changed this year.

Traditional Publishing

Trad Pub

Where to Find Mentorship for Your Publishing Career

Do you ever feel alone in the writing journey? Or perhaps you are not sure what to do next. You don’t need to! In this episode Thomas talks about10 different places to find mentorship and the pros and cons of each.

Conference Tips

Conference Tips

How to Pitch Your Novel

How to Pitch Your Novel

Learn how and when to craft a compelling pitch that make agents, readers, and publishers curious about your novel.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

New Podcast: Creative Funding Show

New Podcast: Creative Funding Show

We are launching a new podcast! The Creative Funding Show is a podcast where Author Media CEO, Thomas Umstattd interview Authors, YouTubers, and Podcasters who are funding their creativity using platforms like Patreon and Kickstarter. You will also learn about making...

128 – Taking Novel Marketing to the Next Level

128 – Taking Novel Marketing to the Next Level

Show Outline Introduction: Episode 1 was on Oct 7, 2013 A lot has happened over the last four and a half years. Jim has won half a dozen book awards Thomas spent time as the marketing director for a publishing company. We went a couple of years only posting every...

Audiobook Publishing

Audiobooks

How to Market Your Audiobook

How to Market Your Audiobook

These seven strategies will help you form a close connection with your audience, create a high-quality audio experience, and sell more audiobooks.

096 – How to Turn Your Book Into An Audiobook

096 – How to Turn Your Book Into An Audiobook

Put it in your Contract If you are traditionally published, make sure the audiobook is written in. Publishers only pay for audiobook production for books they believe. Record Yourself/You become the voice talent … Advantages to doing it yourself- You know how your...

Reading Trends for 2013

Here are over a dozen book predictions for 2013 covering Audiobooks, eBooks and Reading Trends.