Goodreads is pretty much the default place to review and discuss books, so it makes sense to import the reviews your readers leave on Goodreads to your personal site. This will allow your readers to get a feel for your book and gain the perspective of others without having to
Once you get into the rhythm of maintaining your author site, one of the fun things you can do is offer extras to your readers. Depending on your skills, interests, and genre, you may want to offer audio or video clips, extra scenes, maps, or some other bonus content. Personally,
You know you need a website as an author, but you're not sure what you should put on it. The information is often contradictory, and you may find sites touting all the bells and whistles while others advocate for a more simple, basic approach. In all likelihood, your website will
Branding yourself as a particular type of writer, one who readers know will deliver a specific level of quality or style of writing, goes beyond your website. Branding involves everything from your short stories, articles, and interviews to your books. It includes your social media presence and, of course, your
After a few months of research, our team at Paiyak Development has started the exciting task of developing our first author product. We're starting out with a WordPress theme made specifically for book authors. While we are in the beginning stages of the process, still discussing features and functionality and
Whether you are an established author or still taking your first steps towards publication, you will quickly learn that you should have an author site. The purpose of the author site can be debated, but almost everyone agrees that one of your main focuses should be building a mailing list. A mailing
A good critique partner (CP) is worth their weight in gold. They can catch embarrassing mistakes, help with plot holes, and give just the right balance between encouragement and criticism. Some writers have CPs give feedback on their rough drafts, most have CPs for final drafts (all five versions of
The journey to publication varies as much as the authors writing books do. That's to say, there's no right path to publication. Because of this, I'm hesitant to give blanket advice to writers about how to approach their website. Depending on who you are, what you're writing, and who your
For some writers, querying their work and finding an agent or publisher is a quick and easy process. If you sent out twenty or fewer queries before getting your agent, congratulations, this post is not for you. But the majority of us spend quite some time in the "query trenches."
Querying can be hard work. I don't want to imagine how stuffed with queries a popular agent's inbox might be. But your outbox can be just as full of sent queries. Keeping track of who you've queried and what has been requested and sent can be a full time job.