Dealing with Copyedits: Just How Bad is the Past Perfect?
The final stages before book publication involve copyediting (and then proofreading). It's your last chance to make changes before your writing goes public. What can you do at this stage to assure your book stays true to your unique vision and style?
Every soon-to-be published writer is nervous and excited about copyedits. Will they require rewriting of beloved text
Best Social Media Book Sites for Authors and Readers
For many of us book lovers, we love to keep track of books we've read and easily discover new books. We also love to talk about
The Power of One to One Engagement
All too often authors use a push strategy in their social media efforts, sharing out messages to their audience without engaging with their audience at all. To do so is to ignore one of the most effective marketing tools in the marketing arsenal, the power of 1:1 conversations.
Individuals in social media are looking for those connections, especially from people that they admire. Twitter, in particular, seems to be the network I see authors using a push strategy rather than engaging, but it’s not something unique to that channel.
How to Navigate the Manuscript Mart at the Muse & the Marketplace 2018
By Katrin Schumann
As people mill about Grub's annual conference, The Muse and the Marketplace--eyeing the crowd for famous writers, catching up with old friends, and pitching themselves and their work--and attend sessions, there are a few rooms hidden away where extrememly nervous people trickle in and out, one by one, hour after hour
Facebook's Recent Changes -- What it Means for Authors
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. Plus a whole slew of studies have shown that users who spend time on Facebook often leave a session feeling worse than when they started. One study, from Harvard Business Review, may have been one of the deciding factors in Facebook deciding to make the changes it did:
Overall, our results showed that, while real-world social networks were positively associated with overall well-being, …