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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.

Author Websites

Author Websites

How to Create a Landing Page

How to Create a Landing Page

Eight tips and tools for creating effective landing pages that will build your email list and your connection to your readers.

Blogging

Blogging

How to Blog Your Book

How to Blog Your Book

You can blog your book ahead of time. You just need to do it the right way. Learn how to blog your book and what traps and pitfalls to avoid. Blogging can help you create a best seller. Here is everything you need to turn your blog posts into an amazing book.

A Viral Recipe for Your Blog

A Viral Recipe for Your Blog

“You don’t need to write a book to change the world with your ideas. A good blog post can reach more people in one month than the typical book reaches in a lifetime.” This my common refrain when I speak at writers conferences.

I had the chance to prove my theory this month. A post on my personal blog about courtship went viral to and sparked a nationwide discussion.

Branding

Branding

Podcasting

Podcasting

90% of Top USA Today Bestselling Authors Have a Podcast Presence

90% of Top USA Today Bestselling Authors Have a Podcast Presence

Literary Agent Steve Laube recently released a blog post showing that 100% of ECPA Bestselling authors had a podcast presence as either hosts or guests. 60% were both hosts and guests! We were curious to see how many authors on the USA Today Bestseller List had a...

How to Sound Great As a Podcast Guest

How to Sound Great As a Podcast Guest

Are you scheduled to come on a podcast as a guest? If you want to be invited back, or appear on any other podcast interviews for that matter, you need to have good audio. Many authors make the mistake of using their laptop's microphone and speakers. This will...

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...

What is a Podcast?

Podcasts are a great way to promote your book. But what are they and how to they work? This post has simple videos that explain podcasting for authors.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

MySpeakingEvents Now on Kickstarter

MySpeakingEvents Now on Kickstarter

At Author Media we work with a lot of professional speakers. Their websites all need an event calendar to help build enthusiasm for upcoming events. The problem is, all the WordPress event calendars either were either way too complicated or did not work.... or both....

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Social Media

Social Media 

How to Use Facebook To Promote Your Book

How to Use Facebook To Promote Your Book

In this episode we are going to talk about the right way to use Facebook to sell more books! Last week we talked about why Facebook is overrated for book marketing, but we didn’t say it’s completely useless, so today we’re going to talk about the ways Facebook CAN...

120 – How to Get to Know Your Readers

The better you know your readers, the better you can connect with them through your writing and marketing. These 5 tools help you understand your readers.

116 Important Changes GoodReads Giveaways

GoodReads giveaways, one of the most cost-effective book promotion tactics, are changing. Here’s everything you need to know about giving away books on GoodReads.