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3 Key Ways to Successfully Grow Your Audience

Many writers expressed in the survey I sent out last year that learning how to grow their audience topped their concerns. With the hundreds of thousands of books published each year (some estimate more than one million), authors have reason to be concerned.

I’ve addressed this discoverability issue head on in my blog posts, my free Amazon success email course, and in my Targeting Genre for Big Sales course.

This is a very personal issue for me because, once I got published, I thought my novels would jettison to the top of the best-seller lists. From all the great reviews and comments from agents and publishers and readers, I was confident I would see sales of millions of copies of my novels. Silly me.

I didn’t know then what I know now. Continue Reading…

25 Ways Writers Can Impress a Publisher

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at an excerpt from a previous post titled 25 Tips on How to Impress a Book Publisher by publisher and best-selling author Cheryl Tardif.

Today I’ll be posting with my “publisher hat” on, and I’ll share with your readers 25 tips that will help you impress publishers and distinguish you and your work from the slush piles.  Continue Reading…

Shed Old Publishing Paradigms for Success

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at an excerpt from a previous post titled Grab a Hoe and Let’s Go.

We live in a world that focuses on destinations, not journeys. You go to school to get a degree, then to get a good job, then to rise to a better salary, only to work with the goal of retiring so that someday, when you’re old, you can finally go off and do the things you’ve wanted to do your whole life. Everything around us in society is goal-oriented.

But you may not be alive next month or next year. Do you really want to wait years before you have true joy and feel a deep sense of success in your writing life?

Is it impossible to believe you can have that success this year, the kind of success that is completely fulfilling? I believe we all can, if we shift our view to align with the reality of not just the publishing trends but life in the twenty-first century. Continue Reading…

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