Local bookstores were just beginning to make a come-back from the 2008-9 Big Recession, when the pandemic blew writers and booksellers dreams away.
Posted by Maura On June 13, 2020
Posted by Maura On June 12, 2020
Get those creative juices flowing because marketing during the pandemic is going to take moxi! While marketing books has always been a challenging task for authors, the publishing industry is in turmoil now. Due to COVID 19, shipping and handling are a big problem with average book shipments now 22 – 30 days. This is having a major impact on the availability of some books through distributors like Amazon. In spite of this, intrepid authors are still marketing their books. Here are some tid-bits and tips to help:
Posted by Maura On June 10, 2020
These are ongoing activities that really cannot begin until a writer has developed their platform. The author platform is like a house woven of words. Those words make one author distinct from another — each author’s special pattern-of-patter making each house unique, so to speak. An author platform provides a structure the author can then begin to fill. Words — like living room furniture that reflect one’s tastes — decorate the platform and call to passerbys, “Hello! Something’s interesting here!”
Posted by Maura On April 5, 2020
One way of working for change is to voice your perspective, to write about it. It is true that the voices heard most loudly are those of people in power, and they may use their loud voices to convince others of the perspective that benefits them, and might even convince others to act against their own self-interest. But sometimes writers who write outside of their personal experience expose the wrong-doings of people in power.