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There's a distinctly rebellious air about the Muse and the Marketplace Conference this year. Come April 6-8 at Boston's Park Plaza, #Muse18 presenters will be letting loose on the writing rules that have held our manuscripts hostage for far too long. To kick off the conversation ahead of the Muse weekend, this year's Muse series explores the writing, publishing, and workshop rules, conventions, and accepted norms that authors, agents, and editors at the Muse love to hate—and why they'd love to see them broken. Some presenters will also offer their own rules or conventions that ...
March 28, 2018 | Crystal King
Last month Facebook implemented new changes in their ever-changing algorithm, this time with the intention to counteract a few things: unhealthy Facebook addiction and ongoing problems with Russian influencers, both brought on by passive consumption of material
February 23, 2018 | Crystal King
It's a new year and what better time to think about how you can do things differently when it comes to marketing your book online. These eighteen tips will help you put your best foot forward, right from the beginning.
January 26, 2018 | Crystal King
It's that time of the year when we're all decking the halls, turning up the holiday music and biting our nails about the perfect gifts to give.
If you know an author with a book out or a book in the works, then chances are they are also trying to figure out how to boost their social media presence to reach more readers. Forget the coffee mugs and sharpened pencils...this year give them the gift of bettering their digital platform.
December 1, 2017 | Crystal King
In the last few