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How to Build an Author Website in a Day

How to Build an Author Website in a Day

You don’t need to hire a company to build you a website, you can do it yourself and it is easier than you think. You can learn how to build your very own professional author website.

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

Blogging

Blogging

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.

5 New Year’s Resolutions Authors Should Make in 2014

5 New Year’s Resolutions Authors Should Make in 2014

It's January again, which means time for New Year's resolutions. It's easy for resolutions to become bigger-than-life, difficult to keep, and discouraging. While the big dreams are necessary, it's often the little steps that get us there...or keep us away. So for our...

10 Holiday Season Blog Prompts

10 Holiday Season Blog Prompts

'Tis the season to be busy. There are parties to attend, presents to buy and/or make, meals to cook, traditions to celebrate, family to visit, and a million and one other things to do that come with the holiday season. But despite being busy, you don't want to let...

Our Viral Blog Post Formula

We’re sharing our secret blog post formula with the rest of the world. Good blog posts should happen more often. We’re helping that happen.

Branding

Branding

098 – 7 Tips for Best Selling Author Portraits

098 – 7 Tips for Best Selling Author Portraits

Why your Author Portrait is important. Americans put a lot of importance on how someone looks. A bad portrait can ruin a good book cover. It is not about being objectively pretty. It is about having a good photo. We are relational. We want to buy from someone we know....

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...

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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....

Increase Speaking Gigs With BookTour.com

Increase Speaking Gigs With BookTour.com

Imagine a website that would email thousands of people in your town to let them know where you are speaking next. Now imagine that this is free. Your imagination has become a reality. Read on for details.

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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...